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Archive: November 13, 2014

PHOTO: State Senator Robin Webb (D-Grayson) says she will file a bill in the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly to further protect the preservation and handling of DNA evidence in death penalty cases. Photo courtesy of the Legislative Research Commission.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – State Sen. Robin Webb says more needs to be done to make sure Kentucky does not execute an innocent person. So, when lawmakers return to Frankfort in January, Webb says she will file a bill to address concerns about biological evidence, lineups, interrogations and mental hea ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a new report, California is a standout state for its outreach to Hispanic families in getting children signed up for health insurance. Nationally, Hispanic children are 1.5 times more likely to be uninsured than other kids. Photo credit: Feverpitch/FeaturePics.com.

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SAN FRANCISCO - California agencies and nonprofits have stressed the value of health insurance for children - and in the Hispanic community, it's paying off. The Golden State is one of three standouts in a new report that examines what 10 states are doing to cover Hispanic kids. According to the re ...Read More

PHOTO: Residents of Iowa recycle more than a million tons of material a year. Photo credit: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This Saturday, November 15, marks America Recycles Day, and Iowans are being reminded of the positive impacts recycling has on their community and environment, and that more material than ever doesn't need to go into a landfill. When recycling programs first began in Iowa, only ...Read More

PHOTO: There's been a significant drop in the number of Hispanic children without health insurance in the U.S., although racial disparities and other barriers to coverage remain. Photo credit: Beau/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Progress has been made in Texas and across the nation in reducing the number of Hispanic children without health insurance, but significant disparities still need to be addressed. A new study finds Hispanic kids remain twice as likely to be uninsured as their non-Hispanic white peer ...Read More

PHOTO: First came Black Friday, then came midnight deals, but a group of Michiganders says it draws the line when it comes to stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. Photo credit: A. Zirkel

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Two weeks from today, instead of enjoying a day off, a growing number of Michiganders will head to work in businesses that no longer close for Thanksgiving. That has one group fighting to Take Back Thanksgiving. Rev. Joseph Summers, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the I ...Read More

PHOTO: Knowledge is power, and the ACLU of Missouri hopes its new smartphone app will empower Missourians with the information and tools they need to protect their civil rights. Image courtesy of ACLU of Missouri.

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ST. LOUIS - If you don't know your rights, you won't know if they're being violated. With that adage in mind, the ACLU of Missouri has launched a high-tech campaign to educate and empower Missourians when it comes to proper contact with police and law enforcement. Jeffrey Mittman, executive direct ...Read More

PHOTO: Bob Keefe (center) with the nonpartisan small business group Environmental Entrepreneurs says the 210,000 comments from Virginians show strong support in the state for an EPA clean-power plan that would cut carbon pollution. Photo by Sarah Bucci, courtesy of Environment Virginia.

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RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200,000 Virginians have voiced their support for an Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce carbon pollution linked to climate change. The comments were stacked in cases at the state Capitol Wednesday. Bob Keefe, executive director of the small business own ...Read More

PHOTO: Helen Slottje, a legal expert on fracking, is speaking about community rights at the annual meeting of the Northern Plains Resource Council. Photo courtesy of Helen Slottje.

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BILLINGS, Mont. - A legal expert on "local control" is speaking in Montana on Saturday about how local laws can help communities protect themselves against fracking and other oil and gas development. Attorney Helen Slottje's legal research has inspired more than 200 communities around the country t ...Read More

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