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Archive: December 10, 2014

PHOTO: A juvenile justice advocate says locking kids up is not an effective way to deal with kids who have problems, and more humane and effective responses to delinquency need to be developed.<br />Photo credit: New Jersey Parents Caucus.

MADISON, Wis. - The United States leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it puts young people in prison, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. About 1,000 juveniles now are in jail in Wisconsin. Jim Moeser, deputy director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Fa ...Read More

PHOTO: Sea turtles are among the many wildlife species affected by damage done to wetlands and estuaries on the Gulf Coast as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

TAMPA, Fla. - How should the windfall of billions be spent that will be available to Gulf states such as Florida as a result of the Deepwater Horizon spill? According to a report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, the answer is to get to the heart of the water source. The exact amo ...Read More

PHOTO: A number of projects along the Texas Gulf Coast are being recommended as top priorities for restoration from the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. Photo credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - As Texas and the Gulf Coast move toward what likely will be the largest ecosystem restoration project in U.S. history, a new report details what it calls the most important priorities in recovering from the massive oil-spill disaster of 2010. The recommendations come from the Nation ...Read More

PHOTO: The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) makes grants and loan guarantees for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to implement renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The reasons behind Iowa's rise to become one the top states for renewable energy are many, but one component that's played a leading role is the Rural Energy for America Program. REAP provides grants and loan guarantees to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to impl ...Read More

PHOTO: The Home Visiting Coalition wants to see federal funding for programs that help struggling parents continue. Unless Congress acts, funding will expire in March. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BALTIMORE - The clock is ticking on federal funding that helps struggling parents with young children. The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires in March unless Congress takes action. A coalition of 750 organizations and elected leaders has sent a letter asking that the ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of toy donations are needed for the Toys for Tots program in Wyoming. Collection boxes have been set up at local law offices, as well as many businesses and law enforcement locations. Photo courtesy of Toys for Tots.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Santa's helpers are being recruited in Wyoming to boost donations to the Toys for Tots program. Thousands of gifts are being collected at dozens of sites, with distribution set for the weekend before Christmas. The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association has added its member offices to ...Read More

PHOTO: Holiday generosity is a Washington tradition, but nowadays it's smart to check everything out before you buy or donate, from cash gift cards to shopping websites, to the charities seeking end-of-year contributions. Photo credit: Batman2000/

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's fine to put a few dollars in the red Salvation Army kettles this time of year, but if you're planning larger contributions to charity, there's more to be done than opening a wallet. Holiday giving is one of the areas where well-meaning Washingtonians and their money are easily ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 4 million caregivers now can find online support at a new website, a place to share stories and tips on caregiving. Photo credit: FredFroese

NEW YORK - The more than 4 million family caregivers in New York can be so busy caring for others that, during the holidays, they end up feeling isolated and alone. advocates say. Whether they are caring for a family member, neighbor or friend, said Laura Palmer, associate state director of advocac ...Read More

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