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Archive: December 3, 2014

PHOTO: Dr. Jason Hwang shared his ideas at a Kentucky forum about how to transform the nation's healthcare system to make it more affordable and convenient. Photo courtesy of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As a state that has struggled for decades with high rates of diabetes, lung cancer and obesity, Kentucky leaders say they're looking for innovative ways to reshape how health care is delivered. Enter internal-medicine physician Jason Hwang, who - during a recent Healthy Policy Foru ...Read More

PHOTO: Attorney Lance Cooper, who successfully took on General Motors in the product liability case involving faulty ignition switches, says the civil-justice system is a critical element in obtaining justice because often government watchdog agencies aren't doing their job. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Association for Justice.

MADISON, Wis. - Don't look for the government to protect us when faulty products threaten lives. That's the message trial lawyers gathering in Milwaukee this week will hear from trial lawyer Lance Cooper of Atlanta. Although government watchdog agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety A ...Read More

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CASPER, Wyo. - A "whole person" approach to medical care can save states millions of dollars, according to research shared by the Central Wyoming Counseling Center. Medical expenses are reduced when mental-health and physical-health treatments are integrated, the research showed. David Monhollen, c ...Read More

PHOTO: When it comes to Christmas trees, the trend in recent years has been an uptick in folks choosing

STREET, Md. - Holiday decisions include "real or artificial" when it comes to a Christmas tree. In Maryland, Wilma Muir, owner of Deer Creek Valley Tree Farm, said more people have been choosing "real" in recent years. Muir sees nostalgia, "buying local" and awareness as among the reasons why. "It ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Snyder's office estimates the poor condition of the state's roads costs Michigan families $500 per year in repairs and lost wages, but local leaders say the cost to business development in the state is even higher. Photo courtesy of

LANSING, Mich. - Anyone who has driven on Michigan's roads likely will complain about their condition, but local leaders say the state's crumbling infrastructure isn't just a burden for drivers - it's a barrier to business. That's why they're urging lawmakers to take action. In Sterling Heights, th ...Read More

PHOTO: Oil and gas developers don't have to pay royalties on fuel they extract that's used to power their equipment at well sites or burn off by flaring. A new report says that fuel was worth $380 million in a recent eight-year period. Photo credit: Andrey/

Oil and gas developers are getting a sweet deal for their projects on public land, according to a new report that says taxpayers are losing out as a result. The group Taxpayers for Common Sense claimed the government isn't collecting sufficient royalties, because current rules don't charge energy c ...Read More

PHOTO: Jan. 1 is the start date for applying for college loans and grants based on the Free Federal Application for Student Aid for 2015. Photo credit: Mera M./morguefile.

DES MOINES, Iowa - An important window soon will open for Iowa college-bound students who need help paying for tuition. The Free Federal Application for Student Financial Aid determines how much financial aid schools can award based on a family's financial situation. The application can be filed st ...Read More

PHOTO: Industry critics say they are very concerned about the impact building big natural-gas pipelines on national forest land might have on downstream drinking water. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Growth of natural-gas drilling and new pipelines have observers concerned about their impact on public lands. The state is looking at allowing more drilling leases and pipelines on West Virginia state property, and plans for three large pipelines cross national forest land on th ...Read More

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