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MAP: The path of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline through Kentucky. An energy conglomerate wants to repurpose the natural-gas transmission line to transport natural-gas liquids from fracking. Map courtesy Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The alarm is ringing again for Kentuckians who already stopped one potentially hazardous pipeline project. Public backlash plugged plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline, which included building 180 miles of new pipeline to help transport natural-gas liquids from the Northeast to the Gul ...Read More

 Arkansas is bucking a national trend and also outshining other southern states for its efforts to get children covered by health insurance. Credit: Microsoft Images.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas is the star of the South for its progress in reducing the number of children without health insurance. The state's uninsured rate is 5.5 percent, according to a report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, which means slightly more than 39,000 Arkansas c ...Read More

PHOTO: State employees in Washington have even more incentive to quit smoking, courtesy of the 2013 Legislature. Tobacco use now means a $25 monthly surcharge for health insurance. Photo credit: Nitrocephal/FeaturePics.com

OLYMPIA, Wash. – At insurance benefit fairs around the state this month, state employees are learning more about what's being done to cover them, while they're also working to keep health-care costs down. This year, for the first time, anyone on a state health plan in Washington who uses toba ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada's public libraries can be invaluable resources for parents of toddlers, and most of the programs and services they offer are free of charge. Photo credit: USGirl/iStockphoto.com

RENO, Nev. - As research continues to link early-childhood education with later academic success, parents in Nevada may want to consider the local library as a resource for their youngsters. Early literacy programs, available for free at most libraries, help prepare children for school and also sho ...Read More

PHOTO: Something to smile about: A new report shows Maryland is in the top tier nationwide when it comes to making sure children have health insurance. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE - Maryland is in the top tier nationwide when it comes to making sure children have health insurance. A report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families found that the state's uninsured rate is 4.4 percent - slightly better than the 4.6 percent rate two years ago. The state is ...Read More

PHOTO: Idaho is making progress in making sure children have health insurance, with nearly 1,000 more gaining coverage over the past two years. But the uninsured rate is above the national average, according to a new report. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is making progress in making sure children have health insurance, with nearly 1,000 more gaining coverage over the past two years. However, the uninsured rate is above the national average, according to a new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families. Liz Wood ...Read More

PHOTO: An annual snapshot of the work states are doing to connect kids to health-care coverage finds Ohio is doing better than many others, although progress has stalled in the past two years. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is a bit ahead of the national curve in ensuring that its children have health-care coverage. A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families found the number of children without health insurance in Ohio dropped slightly from 2011 to 2013 - just one-half perce ...Read More

PHOTO: No waiting in the waiting room? Fewer Illinois children may be able to get to the doctor's office, as a new report finds the state has slipped in its efforts to get them covered by health insurance. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - While Illinois ranks in the top 10 states for ensuring that its children have health coverage, a new report finds the state has slipped in its efforts to insure more kids. According to the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, 12,000 more children in Illinois were without ...Read More

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