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Archive: February 17, 2014

PHOTO: Community Action Kentucky is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the

FRANKFORT, Ky. - One word and one photo for each letter of the alphabet. That's how Community Action Kentucky is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. The agency's exhibit will be on display Thursday (Feb. 20) at the State Capitol. According to Community Action's Malcolm Ratchfor ...Read More

PHOTO: IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says you can have your federal tax refund three weeks from the date of filing, if you e-file. (Photo provided by IRS)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - If you file your federal tax return electronically and specify direct deposit, you can expect to have the refund in your bank account in 21 days. IRS spokesperson Christopher Miller said the best way to go is e-filing. "Well over 80 percent of us in Wisconsin now file our taxes el ...Read More

PHOTO: The federal government is taking steps to help farmers meet the challenges climate change is causing for agriculture. Photo courtesy of the USDA.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is setting up regional hubs to help farmers in New Mexico and across the nation be better equipped to deal with climate change. Charles Rango, USDA research hydrologist, said the Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces has been designat ...Read More

PHOTO: 2012 aerial view of drought-affected Colorado farm lands 70 miles east of Denver. Credit: USDA.

DENVER - Colorado's rural communities are getting help from the Obama administration on adapting to climate change. A federal climate hub coming to Fort Collins will collect research on how weather shifts are affecting agriculture, and share it with farmers and ranchers. According to Ron Carleton, ...Read More

PHOTO: Washington will be doing more in the next two years to expose young people to the fun and practical sides of
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SEATTLE - Washington is getting more funding to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the hours beyond the school day. A $120,000 two-year grant will be used to train more after-school program providers and connect them with experts in STEM-related fields. Krista Ga ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - It's time to stop stressing over the fast-approaching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) deadline, because free expert help is available for many tax filers in the Granite State. Jan Nedleka, state coordinator, AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program for AARP-NH, is one of hundreds of New Hamps ...Read More

PHOTO: Newspaper, radio and TV spots will be running on and in ethnic media around the Commonwealth in coming weeks, as part of outreach campaign gets underway to find uninsured children and families and provide them with healthcare options.  Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons..<br /><br />

BOSTON, MA - There's a new way to say, "Do you know where to get health care coverage?" in the Commonwealth, in a Portuguese-language radio spot which comes from Health Care for All, and is part of an effort to reach communities where uninsured children and families may not know of their insurance o ...Read More

PHOTO: Community members, business leaders and policy experts are examining ways to make Chicago’s transportation infrastructure more sustainable for people, bicycles, buses and cars. Photo credit:

CHICAGO - With a growing number of residents not owning automobiles, and the increase in bicycle and transit use, business and policy experts are brainstorming ways to make Chicago a "car lite" city. According to Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, there wi ...Read More

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