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Archive: September 3, 2013

PHOTO:  n economic policy analyst warns that further cuts to food stamps would immediately kick up to 88,000 Kentuckians off the program.

BEREA, Ky. - An economic policy analyst says Kentucky is "especially vulnerable" to cuts in food stamp benefits, because of the state's continued high unemployment and struggles with chronic poverty. House Republicans have called for deeper cuts to the food stamp program, known as SNAP, and lawmaker ...Read More

PHOTO: Educators know some families struggle to buy school supplies. Many in Oregon spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to have extras on hand in the classroom. Photo credit:

PORTLAND, Ore. - Teachers dip into their own wallets to help kids along during the school year, according to two recent surveys. The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) estimated that educators spend almost $500 a year on supplies for students. At George Middle School in Portlan ...Read More

Nearly 90 percent of seniors prefer to age in place                     Photo credit:

CHICAGO - Two years ago, the first Baby Boomer turned 65 and, according to AARP, Boomers will be reaching that milestone at a rate of 8,000 a day for the next 18 years. In Illinois and around the country, elders are finding new ways to age at home. One model gaining popularity is called a "village ...Read More

PHOTO: A volunteer stocks shelves at one of the Utah Food Bank's partner food pantries around the state. Courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - It can be hard to beat your own fund-raising record, but AARP Utah says it will try this month. The organization is asking its 211,000 members statewide to donate to the Utah Food Bank in September, and it will match the first $8,500 in donations. Last year, a similar fund drive rai ...Read More

PHOTO: The early voting site will close at Appalachian State University, a decision made by the Watauga County Board of Elections. Courtesy Appalachian State.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today, college students from across the state will converge on Raleigh to attend the State Board of Elections (BOE) meeting. At issue are recent decisions by Republican-led county Boards of Elections, including the Watauga County BOE move to close the early voting site at Appalachian ...Read More

PHOTO: Divers Crayton Fenn and Eric Hazelton with their most recent

SEATTLE - Puget Sound may have a lot of problems in terms of pollution, but a cure is well under way for one of them. In the last year, about 200 lost or abandoned fishing nets have been rounded up by teams of expert divers. It's slow going, because it is no small task to locate the nets by sonar an ...Read More

PHOTO: One of the images from the state's ad campaign for the new health insurance marketplace. On Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act allows uninsured people to purchase coverage through an exchange,
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting next month, Californians will be able to sign up for health insurance in the state's new health exchange, known as "Covered California." According to Mark Beach, communications director for AARP California, there are a couple of online resources to help guide people th ...Read More

NEW YORK - With less than a week left in the Congressional recess, New York's evangelical leaders are turning up the volume today in their support for immigration reform. National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) president, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, said this is part of a nationwide effort, bot ...Read More

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