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Archive: December 22, 2014

PHOTO: The Oregon Foster Youth Connection says foster families often don't have enough money to supply equipment, transportation and other costs so kids can participate in extracurricular activities. The group will ask the Oregon Legislature to help. Photo credit: surpasspro/

PORTLAND, Ore. – The process of seeing a new law passed can be long and complicated, but it's a challenge foster children in Oregon are taking on – even some children who aren't old enough to vote. Members of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection are current and former foster children, ag ...Read More

PHOTO: Site Project Manager Jeff Brubaker (right) examines a metal parts treater, part of the huge plant that is expected to begin destroying 523 tons of chemical agents by 2018, stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Photo courtesy Blue Grass Chemical Activity.

RICHMOND, Ky. – The U.S. has destroyed 90 percent of its chemical weapons – but thousands of aging rockets, laced with deadly nerve agents, remain in storage near Richmond. The Blue Grass Army Depot holds 523 tons of chemical agent, and will be the last of the country's nine storage si ...Read More

PHOTO: Changes could be coming to federal laws on juvenile incarceration, as Congress is expected to take up a revision of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Wisconsin juvenile advocates have long said locking up kids is not the answer to the problem. Photo courtesy of

MADISON, Wis. - Just as changes may be coming to Wisconsin's laws on juvenile offenders in the upcoming legislative session, changes may be happening at the federal level as well. Since 1996, Wisconsin law has required that 17 year olds automatically be sent to adult court, which child advocates say ...Read More

PHOTO: The increase in charitable giving during the holiday season helps to meet the growing demand for donations in Indiana, but the need continues after the New Year. Photo courtesy of Hoosier Hills Food bank.

INDIANAPOLIS - With the spirit of the holiday season, food pantries and soup kitchens in Indiana see an abundance of donations to help the hungry. But it's a different story after the Christmas tree comes down. Julio Alonso, executive director and CEO with Hoosier Hills Food Bank, says in January a ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizona's economy may benefit from lower gas prices, but the climate may take a hit if Americans are driving more, according to Sandy Bahr with the Sierra Club. Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures.

PHOENIX - Low gas prices may be helping the economy by giving Americans some extra money, but more driving could hurt the climate in Arizona and across the nation. That's according to Sandy Bahr, executive director at the Sierra Club in Arizona. She says more driving means more cars producing green ...Read More

Photo: Devries captured images like this one with his camera equipped drone, which flew over several North Carolina pig farms which supply hogs to Smithfield. Photo courtesy: Devries

KENANSVILLE, N.C. – A documentary filmmaker calls it alarming – the birds-eye view he recorded of some large North Carolina pig farms. Mark Devries used a drone to capture the images of lagoons of pig waste at a number of facilities, all of which supply pigs to Smithfield, the world's ...Read More

Photo: A report released by Democracy North Carolina finds that independents and several other sub-groups played key roles in the outcome of the recent election. Photo credit: alexmh17/

RALEIGH, N.C. – Voter turnout increased in North Carolina's recent midterm election, and several key voter sub-groups had a large part in influencing its outcome. New data released by the advocacy and research organization Democracy North Carolina found that Democrats, older Americans and Af ...Read More

PHOTO: The Maine Community Foundation, which has lent helping hands to almost every nonprofit organization in the state, will be 32 years old next year. It is commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s first community foundation. Photo credit: Artotem/Flickr.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - America is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, begun in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914. Locally, the Maine Community Foundation will be 32 next year. Meredith Jones, president and CEO of the Foundation, says it dates back to a summer resident, Bob Blu ...Read More

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