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Archive: March 27, 2014

PHOTO: Opponents of a bill to deregulate traditional phone service in the state claim it could reduce the reliability of life-safety alarm services.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFURT, Ky. – One of the leading providers of electronic security and alarm monitoring services in the U.S. – The ADT Corp. – wants Kentucky lawmakers to back off deregulating landline phone service in the state. Steve Shapiro, ADT’s vice president of industry relations, ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon places more children in foster care than most other states, but it is also working on some new approaches to minimize the number who remain in the system for more than two years. Photo credit:

SALEM, Ore. – The next generation of Oregonians is being challenged by poverty and all its ramifications, according to a new report from Children First for Oregon. Of the 25 indicators of well-being for children summarized in the report, one statistic is that more than one-third of children a ...Read More

PHOTO: Anne Doyle was one of the first women broadcasters to gain access to professional sports locker rooms in the 1970s and 80s, and now has a message of possibility and opportunity to share with Michigan women. Photo courtesy of Anne Doyle.

DEARBORN, Mich. – The time is now for women in Michigan and across the nation to challenge themselves to top leadership positions, according to author and speaker Anne Doyle. This weekend, Doyle will share her views as the featured speaker at the Michigan chapter of the National Organization ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio is said to be among the most restrictive states for abortion laws, with low-income women  impacted the most. <br />photo credit: morgue file/grietgriet.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Advocates for reproductive rights say it is becoming increasingly difficult for women in Ohio to obtain an abortion. There are reports of women crossing the state line to find a clinic, according to Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, noting rec ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is calling on lawmakers to make the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent. Photo courtesy Governor's office.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In his state budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said keeping the tax hike is a hard choice – and some question if it is the right choice. The governor wants to make Illinois' temporary income tax rate increases of 2011 permanent, which he said would stabilize ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Utah says the Affordable Care Act saved Utahns on Medicare more than $53 million in prescription drug costs last year. Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Economic Security.

SALT LAKE CITY – AARP Utah reports that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved nearly 23,000 Utahns on Medicare more than $53 million in prescription drug costs last year. AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby says the ACA is closing a coverage gap in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefi ...Read More

A report from PennEnvironment says Pennsylvania could be doing far more to curb carbon pollution from sources like power plants. Photo courtesy of

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is lagging behind other states when it comes to cutting carbon pollution, according to a new report from the environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment. Elowyn Corby, a global warming and clean energy associate with PennEnvironment, says Pennsylvania could be ...Read More

PHOTO: Missourians will not vote on marijuana legalization this year, but may have the chance in 2016 if a petition initiative continues to gather strength. Photo credit: contributor effeebee.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If Missouri is to become the next state to legalize marijuana, it won't happen this year, as supporters of the measure say they have decided not to try to put the issue before voters until 2016. John Payne, executive director of Show-Me Cannabis, says both national and s ...Read More

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