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Archive: February 28, 2014

PHOTO: Free tax help is available for Michiganders through AARP's Tax-Aide program. More than 1,000 trained volunteers are available at sites across the state to help older and middle-to-low income individuals file their local, state, and federal income tax returns right up to the April 15 deadline. Photo courtesy AARP.

LANSING, Mich. - Tax season is here, and so is free help for those in need. AARP's Tax-Aide program, the nation's oldest free tax-preparation service, can help middle- and lower-income older Michiganders prepare basic federal, state and local income tax returns - for free. Mark Hornbeck, communica ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Nassau County District Attorney was a co-sponsor of a conference this week on youth and gang violence, which is an ongoing problem on Long Island and around the state. Courtesy: NCDA.<br /><br />

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Violent youth gangs attract New York's young people, and efforts to combat that involve parents, schools, community groups and law enforcement. They all put their heads together this week at Hofstra University. Mia Zatar, executive director of the anti-gang group Strong Youth Inc. ...Read More

PHOTO: Bethany Hicks says no one really plans to be a high-school dropout, but sometimes life circumstances interrupt their schooling. A former dropout, she now is studying for a masters degree and helps others earn their GEDs. Photo courtesy of Hicks.

LOVELAND, Colo. - A bill now before a state legislative committee would allocate $1.2 million in state funding to support adult education programs, and also require that those programs link people with workforce training. More than 300,000 Coloradans lack a high school diploma or GED, and current f ...Read More

GRAPHIC: As part of a final push to enroll people under the Affordable Care Act, the Arizona PIRG Education Fund is offering an online guide at arizonapirgedfund.org  Credit: Arizona PIRG

PHOENIX - The open-enrollment deadline to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is now only a month away. More than 600 members of the nonprofit "Cover Arizona" coalition are holding a statewide "Day of Action" on Saturday, kicking off a final push throughout March to get people enro ...Read More

PHOTO: The CDC says flu cases are still prevalent in Indiana, although nationally, influenza is on a downward trend. Photo credit: CDC/Douglas Jordan, M.A.

INDIANAPOLIS - The flu season hit early this year, but experts say that doesn't mean Hoosiers are out of the woods just yet. While flu activity is on the downward trend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its prevalence in Indiana remains widespread. Flu season typically ...Read More

PHOTO: Pennsylvania has no law in place to prevent discrimination against gays, although there are proposals in the Legislature to change that. Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The decision by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owners' religious beliefs has made headlines from coast to coast. It also exposes that Pennsylvania has no law to protect gays from similar treatmen ...Read More

PHOTO: Investigators from the Missouri Humane Society were called in to rescue 135 dogs, including this one, from a breeder who voluntarily closed his facility. The dogs will be eligible for adoption after the proper care and assessments. Photo courtesy Humane Society of Missouri.

ST. LOUIS - The Humane Society of Missouri is barking with activity after assisting with the rescue of 135 dogs from a breeding facility in rural Howell County. Officials hope the public will answer the call to help with the animals' short- and long-term needs. Jeanne Jae, the Humane Society's vice ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for early childhood and family support programs say WV state budget cuts could reduce their ability to bring in millions of dollars in matching money that is critical to their operations. They presented lawmakers with a symbolic check for the $13 million they leverage annually. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Advocates for early-childhood and family-support programs have delivered a symbolic $13 million check to West Virginia lawmakers - money they say could be lost if the state goes ahead with budget cuts. The state support for these programs allows them to leverage $13 million a y ...Read More

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