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Archive: January 14, 2014

PHOTO: U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says the War on Poverty has become a war on poor people. Photo courtesy of Rep. Moore.

MILWAUKEE – It was 50 years ago this month that President Lyndon Johnson launched America's War on Poverty in his State of the Union message, but U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says the War on Poverty has somehow become a war on the poor. She cites attacks on the very programs that were at ...Read More

PHOTO: The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which could actually hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Photo courtesy of the Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY – The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which actually could hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Ginette Bott, chief development officer with the Utah Food Bank, says people may donate less money to organizations such as hers bec ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal includes plans to invest proceeds from cap-and-trade auctions to support the goals of California's landmark legislation, AB 32, particularly in targeting investments toward communities that are disproportionately impacted by greenhouse-gas pollution.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal is getting high marks from those who want to see proceeds from cap-and-trade auctions go toward cleaning up pollution in low-income communities. The state borrowed against the carbon-pollution funds last year, but this time the governor wan ...Read More

PHOTO: New York’s food pantries are seeing more traffic – even after the customarily crowded holiday season. Anti-hunger advocates report one reason is a cutback in SNAP benefits. Photo courtesy USDA.

NEW YORK – SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were cut back in November after the economic stimulus from the 2009 recession expired. And it has caused a strain on New York's food pantries and the food banks that supply them. From Buffalo to Long Island, more people are making mo ...Read More

Photo: State Supreme Court in Raleigh. Courtesy: Center for Death Penalty Litigation

RALEIGH, N.C. - Although the State Assembly overturned the Racial Justice Act last year, efforts to protect inmates from racial bias in jury selection continue. In coming months the North Carolina Supreme Court will decide whether it will uphold the finding that race was a factor in the jury selecti ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan teachers are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to put the state's kids at the top of his priority list as he prepares the 2014 budget and determines how best to spend a projected $1 billion surplus. Photo credit: US Dept. of Education

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders will have the chance to hear Gov. Rick Snyder sum up the past year and lay out his top priorities for 2014 this week, but educators don't give him high marks when it comes to serving the state's children. Doug Pratt, spokesman for the Michigan Education Associati ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A study from the CDC finds only 1 in 6 Americans talks to a doctor about drinking too much. Graphic courtesy of CDC.

INDIANAPOLIS - Too many Hoosiers are drinking heavily and not being honest about it, according to a new study from the CDC. The report found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much, but only one in six has ever discussed the behavior with a doctor. Experts say alcohol screening and brief c ...Read More

PHOTO: An organic-farming expert says Ohio farmers can be role models for social change and the environment. Photo courtesy of OEFFA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Organic farmers in Ohio face many struggles, including the impacts of agricultural policies, urban sprawl and pollution on their land. But one expert in the field says as stewards of soil and water, organic farmers can be powerful advocates for the environment. Atina Diffl ...Read More

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