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Archive: March 25, 2014

PHOTO: The Obama Administration has launched a 'full court press' aimed directly at young adults as the deadline to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act looms. Image courtesy of

EAST LANSING, Mich. - It's March Madness of another sort. With just days to go until the enrollment deadline under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the push is on to connect young Michiganders with health insurance. Andreea Prundeanu, 29, is a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University who has ...Read More

PHOTO: Photo courtesy U-S-D-A.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Sierra Club is warning that challenges to the state's "Dairy Rule" could set environmental protections for groundwater back 20 years. Dan Lorimier, conservation coordinator, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, said the State Environment Department has suspended enforcement of ...Read More

PHOTO: It's a crunch that will be heard around the state for today's Maryland Day. Students and residents are encouraged to bite into an apple at 10 a.m. to raise awareness about the importance of school breakfast. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE - Taking a bite out of hunger will be heard around the state today for Maryland Day. More than 150,000 Marylanders have promised to join schoolchildren for a synchronized "crunch" as they taste apples at 10 a.m., as Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, explained. "We ...Read More

PHOTO: A hearing is expected today on a bill (HF 3228) that aims to close a loophole that allows domestic abusers in Minnesota to posses rifles and shotguns. Photo credit: dualdflipflop

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It is the most dangerous time for an abused woman: when she's leaving and he's losing control. So a bill being debated at the state Capitol aims to take guns out of the mix. Joan Peterson, board president, Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence, said the legislation would ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of homeless schoolchildren in New York has soared since the recession and those tasked with helping them say finding and reaching out to them are getting more difficult as funding and resources decline as well. Courtesy CAST.

GREENPORT, N.Y. - The number of homeless schoolchildren in New York has soared since the recession, and those who try to find and help them say their resources are dwindling. The children and their families are living in motels, basements, trailers, or are doubled up with other families and friends ...Read More

PHOTO: The pelicans of Galveston Bay are among the birds affected by the oil spill from the crash of a ship and a barge carrying marine fuel oil. CREDIT: Mike Fisher

GALVESTON, Texas - As work continues on cleanup from the weekend oil spill in Galveston Bay, a civil investigation has been opened by the Texas attorney general. The office calls the spill a blow to the economy in terms of small business, fishing and recreation. Wildlife also is being affected, with ...Read More

PHOTO: A fast-moving virus has infected hogs in 43 of the state's counties and caused significant mortality. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's pork industry is facing a significant challenge. A quick-moving virus has infected hogs in nearly half of the state's counties since it was discovered in the United States in May of last year. Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana's State Veterinarian, described the disease that results - ...Read More

DENVER - Having access to a telephone landline in Colorado is something we take for granted, but today state lawmakers are considering legislation that could change that. Taken together, four bills (HB 1328-1331) being heard today would reallocate money used for landline maintenance, remove regulati ...Read More

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