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Archive: March 21, 2014

PHOTO: A bill awaiting Gov. Scott Walker's signature would increase the deposit on lead batteries to ten dollars, helping fund the lead battery recycling program that helps keep lead out of landfills and out of Wisconsin's waterways. (Photo by USGS-WI)

MADISON, Wis. – Earlier this week, a bill to double the deposit on lead batteries to up to $10 passed the full Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Scott Walker's desk for his signature. Lead is a poisonous substance that can damage the nervous system and cause blood and brain disorders. For ...Read More

PHOTO: Area Agencies on Aging are holding Senior Nutrition Awareness Events to educate seniors about healthy nutrition. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS – While eating right and staying active is important for all Hoosiers, experts say it's particularly important for those who are older. The governor has proclaimed today Nutrition Awareness Day, and across the state Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are educating seniors about how a ...Read More

PHOTO: An A-A-R-P Nevada survey shows 85 percent support for a bill that would reduce the burden of proof required in age discrimination cases. Photo courtesy Kansas Office of the Securities Commissioner.

LAS VEGAS – An AARP Nevada survey shows overwhelming support for proposed bipartisan legislation that could help older workers prove age discrimination. Hilarie Grey, communications director at AARP Nevada, says the recent poll of about 500 Nevadans over the age of 50, shows 85 percent suppo ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental advocates say an oil spill this week in southwest Ohio is a reminder of the often unrecognized costs associated with oil and gas development. Photo credit: EPA.

CINCINNATI – Crews are continuing the clean up of an estimated 10,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled from a broken underground pipeline in Southwest Ohio. The accident earlier this week affected about a mile of creek in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve, about a quarter mile from the Great Mia ...Read More

PHOTO: Research has detailed evidence of the cumulative effects of concussions on amateur athletes. Photo credit: University of the Fraser Valley.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As students across the state gear up for the coming spring sports season, a new law aims to reduce youth sports concussions as well as increase awareness of traumatic brain injury. The Tennessee Sports Concussion Law took effect as of this year and has several key componen ...Read More

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