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Archive: May 1, 2014

PHOTO: Most Ohioans can get preventive health services as part of the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of CDC/ Douglas Jordan, M.A.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health care coverage is kicking in for the more than 80,000 Ohioans who enrolled in a marketplace plan. But that doesn’t mean they have to wait for an illness to see a doctor points out Kathleen Gmeiner, project director of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage. She says ...Read More

PHOTO: Several Colorado cities, including Colorado Springs, have been recognized by the American Lung Association as being some of the cleanest U-S cities. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

DENVER – America is doing something right when it comes to improving the quality of its air, according to a report released this week by the American Lung Association. Several Colorado cities – Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Pueblo – were specifically recognized as being some ...Read More

PHOTO: U-S Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico says Republicans in the Senate are choosing obstruction over helping working families by moving to halt a bill that would boost the minimum wage.Photo courtesy of Udall.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico said Wednesday Republicans in the Senate are choosing obstruction over helping working families by voting to kill a bill that would boost the minimum wage. The Democratic lawmaker's comments followed the Republicans' vote against the Minimum ...Read More

Pollution from out-of-state power plants that drifts into Pennsylvania will face tougher controls in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week. Image courtesy of Peter Kratochvil, Publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – It's being hailed as a victory for the environment. This week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on out-of-state pollution will mean less harmful emissions drifting into Pennsylvania. Tom Schuster, the Sierra Club's Pennsylvania campaign representative, says the high court decis ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of LGBTQ teens in Illinois will gather this weekend to discuss the current issues impacting homeless youth, and brainstorm solutions with community leaders and policy makers. Photo credit: Tracy Baim/Windy City Times.

CHICAGO – An event this weekend in Chicago will shine a public spotlight on LGBTQ youth homelessness in Illinois. Tracy Baim, publisher of the gay and lesbian publication Windy City Times, is the host of the summit, “Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!” She says about ...Read More

PHOTO: Children's Action Alliance president Dana Wolfe Naimark expects a bill reforming the state's child welfare system to include additional staffing. She hopes it also includes more transparency and increased child care funding. CREDIT: Children's Action Alliance.

PHOENIX – A working group that includes lawmakers from both parties is expected to finalize draft legislation to reform Arizona's child welfare system in a closed-door meeting today. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president of Children's Action Alliance, says the measure will include increased staffing ...Read More

PHOTO: Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event on Saturday, April 26, at the Radisson Hotel in Whittier. From left to right: Ryan Beckley of Financial Partners Credit Union, Patrick Rodriguez of SBA and Patricia Perez, Executive Council Member for AARP CA. Photo credit: Charee Gillins
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More and more Baby Boomers are ditching their 9-to-5 jobs and becoming their own boss. To help make that happen, AARP and the Small Business Administration are matching so-called encore entrepreneurs with mentors who provide counseling and training. Charee Gillins, asso ...Read More

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