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Archive: September 26, 2013

Photo: Trade Ministers from nine TPP economies. Courtesy: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

RALEIGH, N.C. - Twenty-one years after NAFTA reduced the number of manufacturing jobs in North Carolina by 35 percent, the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations are negotiating a new trade agreement that affects the autonomy North Carolina and the rest of the nation have when it comes to a variety of poli ...Read More

PHOTO:  Mental health advocates worry there won't be enough providers and prescribers to deliver services to those that need mental health care, including substance abuse treatment, in the state's new health marketplace, known as

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Mental health advocates in Kentucky predict there will be a shortage of help available to meet the demand for treatment of mental health issues under the new health care law (Affordable Care Act). Those services, including treatment for substance abuse, must be included in any healt ...Read More

PHOTO: One in five Utah elementary school students is overweight. Children in Utah and around the U.S. are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Image courtesy Utah Education Assn.

SALT LAKE CITY - Children in Utah and elsewhere are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The effort attempts to shine a light on what some health and medical experts have called an "epidemic." According to the National Childhood Obesity Awareness website, more than 23 million c ...Read More

PHOTO: As many as 45,000 West Africans now live in Minnesota, among the largest such populations in the nation. Courtesy Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - As the number of immigrants from West Africa relocating to Minnesota grows, the community is reaching out to make connections. The Center for Families, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, will host its annual West African Cultural and Family Day on Saturday ...Read More

Photo: Gray is transgender and had trouble finding health coverage. Courtesy: GLBT Community Center of Colorado

DENVER - As eligible Coloradans prepare to begin enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace next Tuesday, a second insurer - Kaiser Permanente - announced this week that it will cover health services for transgender citizens. The company joins Colorado HealthOP, a nonprofit cooperative health ins ...Read More

Photo: Toxic slime is appearing on Florida waterways. Courtesy: Earthjustice.

ST. LUCIE, Fla. - This summer's unseasonably heavy summer rains are not just spurring the growth of toxic algae in Florida's coastal waters. A new report by the National Wildlife Federation and Resource Media found that at least two of the state's inland waters - the St. Lucie River and Lake Harris ...Read More

IMAGE: Many communities in Ohio are struggling due to declines in state support. Credit: Policy Matters Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio state government has historically provided flexible aid to local governments, but that partnership between state and local communities is diminishing. According to numbers from the governor's office, state support for local governments, apart from school funding, dropped 10 per ...Read More

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