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Archive: September 9, 2013

The state AARP and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance are working this week to get hungry seniors the nutrition benefits they deserve.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Federal figures say one Arkansas senior in four is at risk of not getting enough to eat, but this week two nonprofits are doing something about it. According to the USDA, nearly a quarter of Arkansas' senior citizens live at the edge of hunger. That's why the Arkansas AARP and th ...Read More

Helen Marks Dicks of AARP-Wisconsin wants people to be aware that their landline may be going away, and they need to make their voice heard on the issue.

MADISON, Wis. - For many Wisconsinites, particularly senior citizens in rural areas, having basic telephone landline service is critical. Wireless service is too unreliable in many parts of the state. However, major telephone providers are pushing to dump landlines and switch their customers to wire ...Read More

Photo: Lisa's son, Robert Farmer, serving a mandatory sentence for second-degree murder. Courtesy: Lisa

RALEIGH, N.C. - There is renewed interest in North Carolina and nationwide to reduce mandatory minimum sentences. Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced changes in how the Justice Department charges non-violent crimes, to avoid triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Attorney Daryl ...Read More

PHOTO: The Washington Dept. of Agriculture arranges trade meetings for local food and wine producers  with buyers from other countries. Here, Claar Cellars' Tom Mackenzie meets with buyers from Mexico. Courtesy Washington Dept. of Agriculture.

SEATTLE - It's the chance of a lifetime for a local business to get international exposure - but it's also a lot of hard work. Today, buyers from China, Japan, Korea and Mexico are in Seattle to taste the wares of 44 specialty food companies and wineries from around the state. The goal is to start b ...Read More

Photo: AARP Members at a recent event. Courtesy: AARP CO

FRUITA, Colo. - This month older Coloradans from Fruita to Fort Collins will hear first-hand about the pressing issues facing Medicare and Social Security. AARP Colorado representatives are touring the state to educate people about proposed changes to the programs and what they can do to protect the ...Read More

PHOTO: While any child can be the victim of bullying, studies find that those with disabilities are at higher risk, particularly those with autism. Photo: sad child. Credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio kids are getting into the swing of the new school year. However, for some, finding a place in the crowd does not come easy. While any child can be the victim of bullying, studies have found that those with disabilities are at higher risk, particularly those children with autism ...Read More

PHOTO: Around a quarter-million Minnesotans are expected to be eligible for tax subsidies to help cover all or some of the cost of insurance under health-care reform. CREDIT: Aaron Traffas

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's new health-insurance marketplace opens in just a few weeks, and a new effort is under way to make sure low-income families statewide understand the program and get signed up. One group taking part in the campaign is Western Community Action in Marshall, whose developmen ...Read More

Opponents of a strike on Syria protested outside the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago Saturday     Courtesy of: AFSC

CHICAGO - Congress is debating a possible military strike against the regime in Syria. Supporters say we have no choice but to punish Syria for a chemical attack on its own people. Some oppose the action because they are afraid it will draw the U.S. into another costly war, like Iraq. Secretary of S ...Read More

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