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Archive: March 6, 2014

GRAPHIC: Too many wolves in sheep's clothing? That's how the Fraud Watch Network describes the online landscape in Washington, where it says 73 percent of Internet users faced potential scammers or hackers in 2013. Image courtesy AARP Washington.

SEATTLE – More than 940,000 people in Washington demonstrate at least seven of 15 key risk factors for falling prey to an online scam, according to a new survey by AARP. Most folks know they shouldn't open email from unfamiliar senders, sign up for free trial offers, share personal informatio ...Read More

PHOTO: Mariann Muzzi of AARP-Wisconsin says the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program provides free help to low and moderate-income people with filing state and federal tax returns, and specializes in helping folks age 60 and older. Photo courtesy AARP-Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. – AARP's Tax Aide is the largest volunteer-run tax assistance program in the nation. Mariann Muzzi, assistant state director of community outreach for AARP Wisconsin, says last year Tax Aide volunteers provided no-cost tax-filing assistance to about 67,000 Wisconsinites. "Th ...Read More

PHOTO: Sportsmen say some of the best fishing spots on the Crooked River aren't accessible to the public because adjacent land is in private hands. An LWCF grant could change that. Photo credit: BLM Prineville office.

PORTLAND, Ore. - When President Obama's budget proposal came out this week, one aspect that didn't get much attention is his recommendation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. LWCF money comes mostly from offshore oil and gas fees, and is supposed to be used to preserve public land a ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is granting protection for the habitat of the endangered jaguar in New Mexico and Arizona. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A huge amount of land in Southern New Mexico and Arizona, once home to the endangered jaguar, now has critical habitat status. Michael Robinson, conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity, says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action is linked to a laws ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada lawmakers are being asked by several businesses to help make the Silver State more energy efficient. Photo courtesy of the EPA.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – About 30 businesses have signed a letter calling on the Nevada State Legislature's Interim Committee on Energy to study energy efficiency performance. Jared Fisher, director of Las Vegas Cyclery, is among the business owners who signed the letter, coordinated by the Sierr ...Read More

PHOTO: A new survey from AARP examines the behaviors and life experiences that increase the risk of being scammed. Credit: AARP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – How people feel may undermine their ability to fend off scammers on the Web. A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person's vulnerability to online fraud. Nicole Ware, Cincinnati project director ...Read More

PHOTO: An annual status check on the status of children in Illinois finds costly health disparities are endangering the health of children. Photo credit: morgue file.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Kids Count 2014 report released today highlights the good and the bad when it comes to the well being of children. The state ranks fifth in the country in the number of children with health insurance, which Gaylord Gieseke, president of Voices for Illinois Ch ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation that's been introduced at the Tennessee General Assembly is seeking to change who serves on the State Board of Education and how they get that position. Photo credit: Ron Cogswell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parents and teachers across Tennessee are watching closely as major changes could be on the way for the state Board of Education. Legislation being debated at the General Assembly would have voters decide on some or all board members in regular elections. Gera Summerford ...Read More

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