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Archive: January 15, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. - Who will represent North Carolina's 12th Congressional District? It's a question that won't - at this point - be answered until November. Gov. Pat McCrory announced the decision last week, but the delay will cause the 700,000 residents of the district to be without a representative ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new report says North Carolina power producers spent $1.8 billion in 2012 on imported coal. Courtesy Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina power producers - primarily Duke Energy - spent $1.8 billion to import coal from other states in 2012 alone. A report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights that cost and the benefits of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. Ulla ...Read More

PHOTO: Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says Congress is not in touch with the average American. (Photo provided by Wisconsin Democracy Campaign)

MADISON, Wis. - Members of Congress have for decades been far wealthier than the typical American, but a new analysis from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that, for the first time ever, most members of Congress are millionaires. Mike McCabe, executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin ...Read More

PHOTO: The science and music building at Hood River Middle School is one of a tiny but growing number of

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two Oregon buildings are getting national attention for maximum energy-efficiency - and one is passing its benefits on to the next generation. For three years, Hood River Middle School's unique addition has been where students learn firsthand about creating solar and geothermal e ...Read More

PHOTO: A coalition of more than 100 organizations, Healthcare for All Virginians, is asking state lawmakers to look at how the health insurance gap can be closed. Photo courtesy of CDC

RICHMOND, Va. - Healthcare for All Virginians, a coalition of more than 100 organizations, is asking state lawmakers to look at how the health insurance gap can be closed. About 400,000 Virginians are "too poor" to qualify for Affordable Care Act coverage subsidies, "too rich" for Medicaid and yet ...Read More

PHOTO: Newly-appointed FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler, shown here at a town hall meeting in Oakland, Calif., last week, says his agency may appeal a federal court ruling overturning regulations aimed at ensuring 'net neutrality.' Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

WASHINGTON - In what's being called a "huge blow to all Internet users," a federal court ruled Tuesday in favor of Verizon, striking down Federal Communications Commission rules that regulate the Web. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia means broadband providers s ...Read More

PHOTO: Dylan Brown with the Center for Independent Living in Middle Tennessee wants a new Senate vote on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photo courtesy Tennessee Disability Coalition.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An international human rights treaty that's been bottled up for more than a year has hundreds of organizations for veterans and people with disabilities across the country calling for a new vote in the U.S. Senate. Protections for those with disabilities that are similar to those ...Read More

PHOTO: Children’s advocate Dana Wolfe Naimark says the hard work begins now, following Gov. Jan Brewer’s order replacing Child Protective Services with a new, cabinet-level state agency. Photo courtesy Children's Action Alliance.

PHOENIX - Although Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered replacement of Child Protective Services with a new, cabinet-level state agency, a leading children's advocate says the tough work is just beginning. Children's Action Alliance president Dana Wolfe Naimark said CPS is a complex, multi-layered system of ...Read More

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