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Archive: March 13, 2014

PHOTO: Consumer advocates are telling lawmakers to put phone deregulation legislation on hold. A bill, which has passed the Kentucky Senate, would let major phone carriers no longer provide landline service in some parts of the state. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Phone deregulation, which would allow major carriers to no longer provide landline service in some parts of Kentucky, has received a busy signal in the state’s House of Representatives since arriving from the Senate. Consumer advocates say the legislation needs to rem ...Read More

PHOTO: Nuclear Watch New Mexico says America spends as much managing nuclear weapons today as it did during the Cold War. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. – America spends as much maintaining its nuclear weapons arsenal now as it did during the Cold War, according to Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico. He cites President Barack Obama's $8.3 billion proposed budget for the next fiscal year for the Nationa ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsin State Conservationist Jimmy Bramblett urges farmers and landowners to take advantage of $3 million in grant money to help improve the habitat for Wisconsin's honeybees. (Photo courtesy of WI Dept. of Agriculture)

MADISON, Wis. – As Wisconsin beekeepers continue to lose unprecedented numbers of honeybee hives each year, state Conservationist Jimmy Bramblett has announced the availability of a $3 million fund to help improve the health of bees in five states, including Wisconsin. The money comes from t ...Read More

PHOTO: How the University of Michigan Wolverines will fare in the March Madness tournament remains to be seen, but a new report cries foul for real wolverines due to climate change. Photo credit:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March Madness is almost here and as sports teams and mascots begin to dominate headlines and brackets, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that many of the species that inspired their names are at risk due to climate change. Doug Inkley, a senior scien ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental groups say massive coal-ash spills, like this one in North Carolina last month, aren't the only way contaminants leak into groundwater supplies, which is why they are pushing for stricter regulation of Missouri's coal-ash disposal sites. Photo credit: Sierra Club.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Do you know what's in Missouri's groundwater? Environmental advocates say there's not enough information to answer that right now. That's why they support a resolution before the Missouri House today that would require groundwater testing at coal ash disposal sites. J ...Read More

PHOTO: As the 2014 legislative session wraps up this week, state lawmakers are expected to decide on the future of state-funded preschool in Indiana. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS – With a possible decision from lawmakers by the end of today, preschool for some low-income Hoosiers could be just around the corner. Under Gov. Mike Pence's initial proposal for a pilot program, vouchers would be provided for 1,000 children in five counties to attend preschool. ...Read More

PHOTO: Researchers say misinformation from some pharmacy staff is preventing some teens from accessing emergency contraception. Photo credit: morgue file.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers say misinformation from pharmacy workers is preventing some teens from getting emergency contraception. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association surveyed more than 900 pharmacies in five cities across the nation, including Cleveland. ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say bringing reading into the home has a tremendous impact on a child's future educational success. Photo credit: morgue file.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Getting a child to put down an iPad or tablet and pick up a book can be challenging, but educational advocates say taking the time to make reading a family affair is worth the struggle. It's March into Literacy Month, and Tammy Potts, president of the Illinois Reading Cou ...Read More

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