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Archive: March 3, 2014

PHOTO: The number of low-income Michigan students taking Advanced Placement courses and exams has grown at twice the national rate over the past ten years, according to a new report from the College Board. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

LANSING, Mich. - More Michigan kids are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That's according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Michigan pupils taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased eight-fold over the past ten years. According to Trevor Packer ...Read More

PHOTO: Twin sisters Piper and Violet collected 66 bags of groceries when in kindergarten last year as part of the March Campaign. Photo courtesy: Minnesota FoodShare

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The largest annual food drive in the state is underway, with the March Campaign from Minnesota Foodshare. According to Director Suzanne Shatila, while the economy has been slowly improving, the need to help families put food on the table is still great. She also explained that the ...Read More

PHOTO: A change in Kentucky law will help nurse practitioners, including Wendy Fletcher of Morehead, prescribe non-narcotic medicines to their patients. Photo courtesy of Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nurse-practitioners and midwives in Kentucky will now be able to prescribe non-narcotic medications without having a written agreement with a doctor. According to health-care advocate Sheila Schuster, the changes in the law, signed by the governor last week, will address what she ca ...Read More

PHOTO: Adjunct faculty at Oregon colleges and universities are among those at risk of having their work hours cut just enough to prevent them from qualifying for health insurance from their employers. Photo credit:

SALEM, Ore. - One casualty of the short Oregon legislative session was a bill that said an employer cannot reduce a worker's hours on the job just to keep from having to provide the worker with health insurance. For the millions of people working not quite full-time, the news that their company coul ...Read More

PHOTO: Governor Brian Sandoval says Nevadans may judge future presidential candidates may be judged by their support for building an Interstate Highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is linking a proposed Interstate Highway from Las Vegas to Phoenix to the 2016 Presidential election. Sandoval has said that presidential candidates may be judged by Nevadans on their support for Interstate 11, which would connect the two cities. Damo ...Read More

PHOTO: Lawmakers in Utah approve a bill that gives a tax credit for buying an electric vehicle. Photo courtesy of N-A-S-A.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers continue their streak of passing bills that address the state's severe air pollution issues. The House of Representatives has voted 59 to 13 in favor of House Bill 74, which provides a $2,500 tax credit toward the purchase of an electric vehicle. Rep. Lowry Snow, wh ...Read More

PHOTO: Dr. David Allen, a pediatrician at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, doesn't put much stock in a recent report that says childhood obesity is plummeting. (Photo provided by UW-Health)

MADISON, Wis. - A federal study showing a sharp drop in childhood obesity has received a lot of attention recently, but is it accurate? Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate of 2- to 5-year-old children in the past decade. H ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Supporters of public financing of elections are running a million-dollar ad campaign, hoping to convince legislators to adopt a point in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal that would create a voluntary program for political candidates to get public funding for their races. The propos ...Read More

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