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Archive: February 18, 2014

PHOTO: Consumer Reports has honored the Kentucky Equal Justice Center with its Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award. Photo Courtesy of Rich Seckel.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - You may turn to Consumer Reports to do research into which washing machine or car to buy, but the product-testing organization's scope extends far beyond what you might imagine. A Lexington-based nonprofit has been given Consumer Reports' "Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award." T ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah legislators, now in session, are considering a reported 27 bills related to air quality issues. Photo credit: U-S Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah legislators are considering more than two dozen bills in the current session that could help reduce the state's serious air-quality issues. Rep. Patrice Arent (D-Millcreek) co-chairs the House Clean Air Caucus, which is made up of Democrats and Republicans. She said legislators ...Read More

IMAGE: Free tax help is available for middle to low income older Californians, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP's Tax-Aide program has trained tax preparers available at hundreds of sites across California, including libraries, and senior and community centers. Photo credit: AARP
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The income tax filing deadline is now less than two months away, but the return preparation process can be less taxing for those 60 and older. AARP's Tax-Aide program helps middle- and lower-income older Californians prepare basic federal and state income tax returns, for free. ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas residents are being reminded that a photo ID is required to cast a ballot as early voting for the March primaries begins today. Photo credit: Nicole Klauss
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AUSTIN, Texas - Early voting for the state's upcoming primaries begins today. Voters are reminded that a current photo ID is needed to cast a ballot. This will be just the second election with the ID requirement. Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry said seven types of identification are allowed ...Read More

PHOTO: Low-income Illinois residents still have plenty of time to apply for crisis home-energy assistance. Photo credit: morgue file.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As Illinois copes with yet another round of snow, sleet, and ice, help is still available for low-income families who are struggling to stay warm. Eligible residents can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides a one-time benefit for heat ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Five years into the economic recovery, a new report has found that nearly half of Ohio families still are treading water in the deep end. According to the scorecard from the Corporation of Enterprise Development, more than 44 percent of Ohioans are "liquid asset poor," meaning they ...Read More

PHOTO: Hoosiers still have time to apply for low-income home energy heating assistance through LIHEAP. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Mother Nature has a firm winter grip on Indiana, and energy costs can place a stress on already-stretched budgets. But there is still plenty of time for low-income residents to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). According to Ed Gerardo, director of the ...Read More

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