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Archive: April 28, 2014

GRAPHIC: Today is Workers Memorial Day, to remember those who lost their lives on the job. In Wyoming, 35 people died at work in 2012. Graphic courtesy of National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The list is 35 names long this year. During Workers Memorial Day tributes in Cheyenne today, the names will be read aloud to honor those who lost their lives on the job. Also to be recognized are Wyomingites dealing with serious on-the-job injuries and illnesses related to work-rela ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsin cancer survivor Kelly Krohn, shown here with her fiancee Scott, getting ready for the Making Strides Milwaukee walk, has become one of the top fundraisers in the Midwest for the American Cancer Society. Photo courtesy of Krohn.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Kelly Krohn, West Allis, is a very active mom, a Stage 3 cancer survivor and one of the leading fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. As she was battling breast cancer, she decided to form a team and join the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Milwaukee fundraising ...Read More

PHOTO: The grassroots group United Wisconsin is urging Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to sign a county board resolution for an advisory referendum on the controversial Supreme Court Citizens United decision. Photo courtesy United Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Late last week, the Milwaukee County Board voted to put an advisory referendum on the November ballot. The Board is seeking a constitutional amendment to reverse the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission. More than 40 other Wisc ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bureau of Land Management is making plans for the future of 2.8 million acres in southern New Mexico, an area that includes the Organ Mountains. The public has a chance to comment this week at hearings on Apr. 29 and 30. Photo courtesy office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Public comments on the topics of oil and gas development and lands with wilderness characteristics are needed. The federal government planning process is under way for nearly 3 million acres of public lands in southern New Mexico, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is collect ...Read More

PHOTO: Marches, like this one in Seattle last month, have kept the pressure on the City of Seattle to adopt a $15 hourly minimum wage. The effort has stalled, at least temporarily, but it has gotten the attention of people across the nation. Photo courtesy 15Now.

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has described the effort as "stuck" for now, but public pressure is on for a city minimum wage of $15 an hour. One group watching the action closely is state government workers. About one in 10 state employees makes an hourly wage of less than $15, but with bargaini ...Read More

PHOTO: Fourth-grade students explain the solar installation that powers their classroom to Congressmen G.K. Butterfield and David Price. Photo courtesy Environment North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. - When students asked teacher Aaron Sebens at Central Park School for Children, Durham, about powering their classroom with the sun, he said, "Why not?" One year later, the fourth-grade classroom is completely powered by solar panels. Sebens said what began as a class project now serv ...Read More

PHOTO: Making P.E. fun is one strategy used by Pagosa Springs Middle School. It has been named one of Colorado's
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Pagosa Springs, CO - Colorado schools are being rewarded for "championing" health and wellness. This month, 45 schools were recognized for their efforts to increase health and wellness in their curriculum. The Colorado Health Foundation helps fund the Healthy School Champions Score Card which helps ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill advancing through the California Legislature would close a loophole that allows sweepstakes gambling cafes to operate in the state. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An effort to crack down on Internet gambling cafes is finding luck in the California Legislature. Assembly member Rudy Salas of Bakersfield says his bill would close a loophole in the law that allows these sweepstakes gambling cafes to mimic legal casinos. He says the cafes, tha ...Read More

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