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Archive: March 11, 2014

PHOTO: Attorney Allison Zieve with the watchdog group Public Citizen says it's time for the FDA to allow manufacturers of generic drugs to update labels with newly discovered information regarding risks and side-effects without going through a lengthy government approval process. (Photo supplied by Public Citizen)

MADISON, Wis. - Most people are not aware that when they take generic drugs, they may have unwittingly surrendered some of their legal rights because of a 2011 Supreme Court ruling, according to attorney Allison Zieve, director of litigation for the watchdog group Public Citizen. "If the labeling o ...Read More

PHOTO: Democratic candidate Alex Sink is running for the congressional seat in Florida's District 13. Courtesy: Sink

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The nation is watching the outcome of the special election happening today in Pinellas County. Residents of District 13 are being asked to vote for their pick to fill the seat of the late Republican Representative Bill Young. Democratic candidate Alex Sink faces a tight race with ...Read More

PHOTO: There have been calls recently to lift the crude-oil export ban, but before that's done, a new report makes the case that the onshore royalty rate should be updated. It hasn't changed since 1920. Photo courtesy of USGS.

HELENA, Mont. - There have been calls recently to lift the crude-oil export ban, but a new report makes the case that, before the ban is eliminated, the onshore royalty rate should be updated. It hasn't changed since 1920. According to Ross Lane, director of the Western Values Project, their repor ...Read More

PHOTO: Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky says financial security isn't rocket science, but we're not naturally wired to do the

HELENA, Mont. - A sneak peek at the upcoming "Lifetime Financial Security" Conference in Montana: It's not rocket science. That doesn't mean it's not challenging, and the conference will help cheer people on no matter their age or stage in life. Elected leaders, nonprofit organizations and local exp ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan's Ukrainian community has held several rallies like this one to raise awareness and show support for their homeland, while also working to gather donations and send medical supplies and other needed items overseas. Photo courtesy of M. Howlyrak.

DETROIT, Mich. - As events continue to unfold and tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula, members of Michigan's large and active Ukrainian community are watching closely and mobilizing to help. Olena Palyvoda, vice president of the Ukrainian American Civic Committee, ...Read More

PHOTO: State Rep. Jay Hoffman introduced legislation that would have leaders investigate a

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State lawmakers are researching an innovative way to help more Illinoisans fulfill their dream of higher education. House Bill 5323 asks the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to investigate the Pay It Forward, Pay It Back program, which has been implemented in a number of st ...Read More

PHOTO: The Knox County Board of Education is being sued over its use of estimates from the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System in determining teacher bonuses. Photo credit: We Come To Learn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first of what is expected to be many lawsuits over test scores and teachers' pay in Tennessee has been filed against the Knox County Board of Education. The suit claims that a local teacher was denied a bonus after being misled about how her Tennessee Value Added Assessment Sy ...Read More

PHOTO: Programs that help schools such as Milton-Union High School become more energy efficient could be cut under a proposal under consideration in the state Senate. Photo courtesy: Milton-Union Schools.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio leads the nation in sustainable school design, with more than 300 schools either registered or certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) school, but Senate Concurrent Resolution 25 would end the program. LEED focuses on improvements in energy and water e ...Read More

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