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Archive: December 9, 2014

PHOTO: An estimated 14,000 to 20,000 undocumented individuals in Kentucky could be helped by President Obama's recent executive action, according to the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in Lexington. Photo credit: Flickr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Lexington immigration attorney says President Obama's controversial plan to grant five million undocumented individuals temporary stays and work permits is a "temporary fix." Guion Johnstone serves as program director at the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, which offers assistance to ...Read More

PHOTO: The nation's crop insurance program has gone from safety net to a farm policy disaster, according to a new series of white papers from the Land Stewardship Project. Photo credit: Paul Schultz/Flickr.

MANKATO, Minn. - Originally intended as a safety net against weather extremes for family farmers when established in the 1930s, a new analysis of subsidized crop insurance says it's putting the future vitality of small towns and rural Minnesota at stake. The report also says that by providing guara ...Read More

PHOTO: As Illinoisans reach into their wallets to donate to those less fortunate this holiday season, consumer experts say it's critical they do their research to avoid fraudulent charities and scam activists. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

CHICAGO - The holiday season is a time of giving, but Illinoisans are being encouraged to look more closely at the "big picture" of a charity before donating to it. A recent study from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) revealed people consider the finances of an organization to be the most important ...Read More

GRAPHIC: offers Coloradans the chance to better understand their current health coverage, or how to shop for new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Graphic courtesy of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

DENVER - Navigating the myriad of health insurance options can make anyone's eyes cross, particularly Coloradans who are new to insurance coverage. The new Covered U website, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), aims to help the state's newly-insured residents navigate how and ...Read More

PHOTO: Macon County fifth- and sixth-grade students gain hands-on education in migration patterns and butterflies at the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve. Photo credit: Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.

FRANKLIN, N.C. - A group of students in one North Carolina community is 'a-flutter' about land conservation, thanks to a tiny winged species. For the past five years, fifth- and sixth-grade students in Macon County have collected data on butterflies at the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee's Tess ...Read More

PHOTO: Stopping fracking on public lands in Nevada is the purpose of a protest planned Tuesday in Reno at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) public auction of oil and gas leases. Photo credit: BLM.

RENO, Nev. - A protest is planned in Reno today at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) auction of oil and gas leases that could result in fracking on public lands in Nevada. Dan Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, is among those organizing the protest. He says fracki ...Read More

PHOTO: The Ohio Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday on the elimination of the 5 of 8 rule, a minimum requirement that public elementary schools maintain credentialed staff in at least five of eight areas. Photo credit: Cynthia357/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Top education leaders in Ohio have a controversial decision to make. The Ohio Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday removing the "5 of 8" rule, which requires school districts to hire a minimum number of specialists in certain areas. Supporters say the removal of the rule ...Read More

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