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Archive: January 28, 2014

PHOTO: Tourism in the Reno-Tahoe area is at a five-year high. Photo credit: Douglas County, Nevada.

RENO, Nev. – American travelers again seem willing to spend the money to take a business trip or vacation in Northern Nevada. Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, says last year was the best tourism year in the region since 2008. He points out ...Read More

PHOTO: Help for the long-term unemployed is among the pressing issues expected to come up in tonight's State of the Union address by President Obama. Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The standoff continues in Congress over restoring expired federal long-term unemployment benefits, and it's a matter many in Illinois are hoping President Obama addresses tonight in his State of the Union message. Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley, Democrat of the Chicago area 5t ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State address claims:

BALTIMORE - "Together, we have reduced childhood hunger," Governor Martin O'Malley said during his State of the State address, and according to Anna Mudd, project manager with Maryland's No Kid Hungry Campaign, it's 100 percent true. Part of the proof is that the percentage of pupils who received fr ...Read More

PHOTO: A new reading report card has been issued for Idaho's fourth graders. It finds most are reading on grade level, and proficiency drops with income. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – There's something to read between the lines when it comes to the reading abilities of Idaho's fourth graders. Overall, children are more likely to be on track compared to 10 years ago, but the story changes for low-income students, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey ...Read More

PHOTO: A new KIDS COUNT data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 66 percent of fourth-graders are not reading at grade level, but that number grows to 80 percent among students from lower-income families. Photo credit: John Morgan.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Educators consider reading the cornerstone of a good education and future success, but in Tennessee and across the country, more young children than not struggle to read. A new report finds that despite progress made over the last decade, only about one-in-three students i ...Read More

PHOTO: A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 66 percent of fourth graders in North Dakota are not proficient at reading, but that number grows to 78 percent among children from lower-income families. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There has been some progress over the past decade, but many young children still struggle with reading, across the nation and in North Dakota. A new report finds that only about one-third of children in the state is proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth gra ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of Washington's 130,000 newly insured residents will rally in Olympia on Tuesday to thank the governor and state lawmakers for their role in expanding Medicaid. Photo credit:
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – It isn't every day that state lawmakers get a thank you for something they've done, but a rally today in Olympia aims to do just that. It's being called Washington Has You Covered, and is a nod to the state's decision to expand Medicaid coverage, known as the Washington Appl ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. – Imagine tackling fourth grade without proficiency in the most basic of skills – reading. That's what 65 percent of North Carolina's fourth graders is experiencing, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rob Thompson, director of communi ...Read More

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