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Archive: October 8, 2014

PHOTO: Students across Minnesota and the nation are being encouraged to get to class under their own power today, as part of Walk to School Day. Photo credit: Elizabeth/Flickr.

ST. Paul, Minn. - Today is Walk to School Day, and the annual event comes as some school districts in Minnesota see a resurgence in students who are getting to class on their own. In the Sauk Rapids-Rice district, Superintendent Daniel Bittman says with the recent addition of sidewalks and crosswalk ...Read More

PHOTO: A panel discussion on fraud and identity theft in Tennessee tomorrow is taking on added significance with recent reports that the summer data breach at JP Morgan Chase put the personal information of 76-million households at risk. Photo credit: Yuri Samoilov/Flickr.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the number of people who fall victim to identity theft and fraud continues to soar, Tennesseans are being urged to take steps to protect themselves. One way residents can get details on the latest cons and how to prevent being scammed is at a forum on Thursday in Knoxville. Amo ...Read More

PHOTO: About 40 percent of the gun sales in Washington are private sales, without background checks, between individuals, online or at gun shows like the one in Texas pictured here. Only one of Washington's November ballot measures, I-594, would expand background checks. Photo credit: Glasgows/Wikimedia Commons.
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SEATTLE - Bullets aren't flying, but rhetoric is, as two ballot measures on gun-purchase background checks are defended by their respective supporters. A closer look at who's backing which initiative finds gun collectors, firearms instructors, and Tea Party groups on the side of I-591, for fewer bac ...Read More

PHOTO: Randallstown High School students recently helped some non-tech-savvy Marylanders learn computer basics at an AARP Maryland event. Photo courtesy of AARP Maryland.

BALTIMORE, Md. - "If you need help with your computer, ask a kid." That may be a joke on the Internet, but the American Association of Retired Persons is taking it seriously by partnering the non-tech savvy with high school students in Maryland. At one recent event, about 80 students helped 80 sen ...Read More

PHOTO: Another round of public hearings is scheduled this week about Idaho's proposal to demand that the federal government turn land over to Idaho. Photo of Boise National Forest courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho's demand that the federal government turn over public lands to the state is up for debate in a series of hearings Thursday and Friday in Idaho Falls, Soda Springs, Twin Falls, and Hailey. Courtney Washburn, community conservation director with the Idaho Conservation League ...Read More

IMAGE: Organizers of today's Healthiest State Walk are hoping for as many as 500,000 Iowans to walk one kilometer, or for about 12 minutes. Image credit: Healthiest State Initiative

DES MOINES, Iowa - Hundreds of thousands of people across Iowa are lacing up their sneakers today as part of the fourth annual Healthiest State Walk. Organizer Terry Rich, chairman of the Healthiest State Walk, says the event encourages residents to get active and walk at least one kilometer or roug ...Read More

PHOTO: Multiple agencies collaborated on new research that recommends ways Ohio can improve outcomes for children whose parents are addicted to heroin or opiate medications. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - State leaders have made strides in addressing Ohio's opiate epidemic through new policies, investments and initiatives. But little has been done to address the fallout experienced by the children affected by a parent's addiction. Orman Hall, director of the Governor's Opiate Action ...Read More

PHOTO: Drivers in North Dakota will want to use extra caution around schools today, as students statewide are being encouraged to walk or bike to class. Photo credit: Jim Larrison/Flickr.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - This is Walk to School Day, as students across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, where Principal Troy Miller says many in the community get ...Read More

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