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Archive: December 12, 2014

PHOTO: Time is running out for Michigan residents who wish to enroll in a health insurance plan or change their 2015 coverage to begin in January. Image courtesy of

LANSING, Mich. - 'Tis the season for shopping, and health experts hope Michiganders will seize the opportunity to purchase one of the most important gifts they can give themselves and their families: health insurance. Last year, more than 272,000 Michigan residents were able to obtain health insura ...Read More

PHOTO: Getting more 3- and 4-year-olds into preschool in Oregon, and more kids into full-day kindergarten, are among the education priorities in Gov. John Kitzhaber's budget proposal for the next biennium. Photo credit: kali9/

SALEM, Ore. - The state budget proposal from Gov. John Kitzhaber this week sets the tone for what looks to be months of tough decisions ahead in Salem. In pre-session meetings the last couple of days, legislators heard some of the reasoning behind the budget line items, as well as public reactions. ...Read More

PHOTO: Many of America's deceased veterans will be recognized through ceremonies on Saturday. Photo credit: Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

FERNLEY, Nev. - Thousands of deceased veterans in Nevada and across the nation will be honored through ceremonies on Saturday. Wreaths Across America involves holiday wreaths being placed at the gravesites of veterans at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, and the Southern Ne ...Read More

PHOTO: Dallas is part of a group of the nation's largest school districts adopting an antibiotic-free policy for chicken served on cafeteria menus. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

DALLAS - The menu is changing - some say for the better - at some of the nation's largest schools, as chicken raised with antibiotics is getting the boot. The districts that are moving to "antibiotic-free" chicken are part of the Urban School Food Alliance. Its members include the Dallas Independen ...Read More

PHOTO: This graphic shows a complex hiring process that federal investigators say has resulted in problems with workers in the Marcellus Shale being properly paid. Illustration courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor.

PITTSBURGH - About 5,300 workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia who work in the fracked gas industry of the Marcellus Shale have received back wages totaling $4.5 million. The two-year investigation revealed the problem stems mainly from the fact that a few big employers at the top contract and ...Read More

PHOTO: As West Virginia lawmakers prepare for the legislative session, it looks unlikely that a change of control in both House and Senate will derail Gov. Tomblin's push to reform the state's juvenile justice system. Photo credit: Richard Ross, courtesy of Annie E. Casey Foundation.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Control of the West Virginia Legislature may have changed, but juvenile-justice reform still seems likely. It's one of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's big initiatives for the year, and the long-time Senate president usually gets his proposals though the Legislature. At a Thursday ev ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizonans can enroll for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act at events in Phoenix and Tucson on Saturday, as the first open-enrollment deadline is Monday. Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Events are planned in Phoenix and Tucson on Saturday to enroll people in health-insurance coverage as the first Affordable Care Act deadline looms. Americans have until Monday to register for insurance if they want their policies to take effect Jan. 1. Esteban Camarena, an outreach ...Read More

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