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Archive: September 24, 2013

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat ...Read More

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection ...Read More

Photo: Amendment 66 would change how students are counted in Colorado. Courtesy: Colorado Children's Campaign

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DENVER - A week from today (October 1), Colorado public schools will be doing a careful count of enrolled pupils because that one day's number is what determines their funding for the school year. The current system is costing school systems millions in public funding. Other states perform counts ...Read More

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NEW YORK - The nation's oldest cities also have the oldest, aging, suburbs; but as more poor families move to suburbia, experts say they lack one big weapon to fight poverty: old money. According to Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Metropolitan Poverty Program, the num ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas is moving forward with its 'voter ID' law for the coming November election, but the requirement is being challenged by the Justice Department. Photo credit: Theresa Thompson.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Voters across Texas will go to the polls in just six weeks, and it appears they'll need to bring a current photo ID to be allowed to vote. The requirement was passed into law and is moving to implementation, but only after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of the V ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental groups in Virginia have been calling for strict rules on carbon emissions. Photo credit: vasierraclub.org

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RICHMOND, Va. - New rules from the Obama Administration to limit carbon pollution from new power plants won't have much of an immediate effect in Virginia. The director of the Sierra Club's Virginia chapter, Glen Besa, called the restrictions a good first step, but pointed out that they don't apply ...Read More

PHOTO: Phoenix mom Stacey Lihn (in green) waits to speak at Organizing for Action Arizona kick-off event in support of Obamacare. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey.

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PHOENIX - The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts next week. The Arizona branch of Organizing for Action has opened a campaign to encourage enrollment and counter what they say is misinformation being spread about the health-care program. Emergency medicine specialist ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 15 percent of children in Utah live in poverty. Image courtesy of the Utah Education Association.

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SALT LAKE CITY - The number of children in Utah living in poverty is not going down. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "2012 American Community Survey," 15 percent of Utah's children live in poverty, which is down less than one percentage point from the year before. According to Terry Haven, d ...Read More

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