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Archive: September 30, 2013

PHOTO: Preservation of the Mexican gray wolf is the subject of a public meeting in Albuquerque on Oct. 4. Photo credit: Jim Clark, courtesy of USFWS.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - One of America's most endangered animals is the subject of a public hearing this week in Albuquerque. The Mexican gray wolf numbers only 75 individuals, all of them descendants of seven wild founders of a captive breeding program, and their recovery is hampered by a number of fac ...Read More

Photo: Nancy Stone, Indiana's Senior Medicare Patrol program director, advises seniors to hang up on callers claiming they need Medicare or bank account numbers.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - With the confusion over changes in health care and with open enrollment for those on Medicare, scammers are preying on seniors, trying to get their Medicare and bank account numbers. Nancy Stone, Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol program director, said current Medicare beneficiarie ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Jay Inslee's

SEATTLE - Every Washington resident is getting older by the minute - and what the state could be doing to adapt is the topic of the Governor's Leadership Summit on Aging. Tuesday in Seattle, an invited group of lawmakers and community leaders meets at a "high-level, interactive gathering" to discuss ...Read More

PHOTO:  Community Action Kentucky is among the agencies providing

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - The build-up is over. Enrollment begins Tuesday, Oct. 1, for insurance coverage under the new health-care law (Affordable Care Act). The state has contracted with organizations and agencies to provide so called "kynectors" to help people understand what their options are. Commu ...Read More

Bill Lueders, President of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, says a new approach to the state's Open Records Law is troubling.

MADISON, Wis. - The Center for Media and Democracy has sued Republican State Sen. Leah Vukmir under the state's Open Records Law to obtain correspondence she had with The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a shadowy organization that works with corporations and conservatives to wr ...Read More

Photo: Floridians can apply for coverage under the Health-care Insurance Marketplace at Courtesy: HHS

TAMPA, Fla. - On Tuesday, almost 3 million Floridians will be eligible for health coverage under the insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, but a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state is "doing everything it can to make it harder for Floridi ...Read More

PHOTO: The Idaho Dept. of Correction is one of five Idaho Children's Trust Fund grantees receiving funding for programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. Photo credit: IDOC

BOISE, Idaho - Strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect takes deliberate actions - through training and assistance. That's the tenet from the Idaho Children's Trust Fund (ICTF) as it issues grants this week to five programs around the state. ICTF executive director Roger Sherman s ...Read More

PHOTO: Petitions with more than five-thousand signatures from across the state will be delivered on this week to the Bismarck offices of North Dakota's Congressional delegation. They ask that Social Security and Medicare be left out of budget talks, and any changes to those programs be considered separately. CREDIT: DonkeyHotey

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the budget battle in Washington, D.C., pushing the nation to the edge of a government shutdown, North Dakota's federal lawmakers are being urged to keep Social Security and Medicare separate from the debate. More than 5,000 people across the state have signed petitions asking t ...Read More

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