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Archive: February 6, 2014

Photo: HKonJ March draws thousands every year. Courtesy: Southerners on New Ground

RALEIGH, N.C. – A record-setting crowd is expected this Saturday at the Moral March on Raleigh. Also known as the Historic Thousands on Jones Street, or HKonJ march, people from the mountains to the coast will carpool and bus into the state Capitol to voice their concerns about recent policy ...Read More

Photo: Senator Kay Hagan is co-sponsor of the Bipartisan Sportsman's Act of 2014. Courtesy:

RALEIGH, N.C. – At a time when few hands are reaching across the aisle in Washington, Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat, is joining Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in introducing legislation that would protect outdoor recreation, wildlife and natural resources in North Carolin ...Read More

PHOTO: Pam Hansen (right) was among the home-care aides and clients who paid visits to their state legislators on Wednesday. Photo courtesy SEIU Healthcare 775NW.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - People with disabilities and their caregivers rallied in Olympia on Wednesday, looking for assurances from lawmakers that their hours of service will be restored. Professional and family caregivers who are paid by the state say they have slid backward on the income ladder in the pas ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP is applauding Coach USA's diabetes policy change which reduces the chance of older drivers with a milder form of the disease being suspended. Photo courtesy of Clark County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - AARP is calling a recent change in diabetes policy at a major tour bus operator a big win for older workers in Nevada and across the nation. Coach USA, which conducts tours in Nevada, recently changed its medical protocol for testing drivers for non-insulin-treated diabetes. Dani ...Read More

PHOTO: It's been a year since former Interior secretary Bruce Babbitt proposed conserving one acre of federal land for each acre leased for oil and gas development. Advocates say they've seen little progress toward that goal. CREDIT: Harvard University.

PHOENIX – One year ago, former Interior Secretary and Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called on President Barack Obama to match every acre of public land leased for oil and gas development with an acre set aside for conservation. It's a goal that hasn't been met. Former oil and gas engineer Ric ...Read More

PHOTO: More help is needed to combat homelessness.  Image attribution: Fray20 at en.wikipedia

SALEM, Ore. - Today is Housing Opportunity Lobby Day at the Oregon Legislature. Advocates for affordable housing are making their case for an additional $2 million for 2014-2015, and bringing people to Salem who have experienced their own personal housing crises to share their stories. Jessica Lar ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would balance privacy and security in the digital age. Photo courtesy of

INDIANAPOLIS – Privacy concerns have grown since the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program came to light. But legislation at the Statehouse could give Hoosiers some piece of mind. Rep. Eric Koch of Bedford says technology has come a long way, and he introduced House ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana AARP State President Joy Bruck says you can alleviate tax stress by using the AARP Tax-Aide program. Photo courtesy of AARP Montana.

HELENA, Mont. – Taxes done and filed for free. That's the offer from the AARP Tax-Aide program to taxpayers with low to moderate incomes in Montana. More than 10,000 Montanans received that help last year, and the doors are open for filers this year. AARP Montana State President Joy Bruc ...Read More

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