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Archive: May 14, 2014

PHOTO: The Wisconsin Governor's Executive Residence was illuminated in turquoise last night to observe the launch of Women's Lung Health Week in Wisconsin. (State of WI Photo)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - In Milwaukee and 20 other cities across the nation last night, the American Lung Association launched a new initiative called "Lung Force." Kim Lacina, director of communication and marketing for the Lung Association, said Lung Force represents a huge commitment. "The mission is ...Read More

PHOTO: Virginia schools in areas of poverty are being offered a new way to serve school lunch and breakfast. They have the option of offering free meals to all students, and families don't have to fill out applications. Photo credit: USDA

RICHMOND, Va. - Free lunch without the paperwork is being offered to schools in high-poverty areas in Virginia starting this fall. The option allows schools to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge - and it means schools don't have to deal with meal accounts, swipe cards or proces ...Read More

PHOTO: Too few feathers in that nest? Oregon's Joint Interim Task Force on Retirement Savings is exploring ways to help people save more, and more regularly. Photo credit: Pablo631/

SALEM, Ore. - Time may be running out for Baby Boomers to save enough money for a comfortable retirement, but Oregon's Joint Interim Task Force on Retirement Savings wants to ensure the next generations aren't in the same boat. At a hearing beginning at 2:30 p.m. today at the state Capitol, the top ...Read More

PHOTO: This photo, seen in the petition filed by Earthjustice on Tuesday, shows an Erie, Colo., school located within two miles of 66 oil and gas well sites. Photo courtesy Lighthouse Solar.

DENVER - There's been a lot of debate about the effects of oil and gas drilling on water quality and safety - and on Tuesday, 64 environmental groups added air quality to the list of concerns. Earthjustice filed a petition on behalf of the groups, asking that the Environmental Protection Agency (EP ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation advocates are planning to

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Conservation advocates plan to rally Thursday in Albuquerque as part of their effort to encourage Public Service Co. of New Mexico to use more wind and solar power, as the utility retires two coal units at the San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area. Camilla Feibelm ...Read More

PHOTO: Some experts say if Illinois lawmakers don't maintain current tax rates, the state faces a $2 billion budget shortfall in FY 2015. Photo credit: Meagan Davis/Wikimedia Commons.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois' future economic stability hinges on a decision expected out of Springfield this month. Lawmakers will decide on a state budget for Fiscal Year 2015 by the end of May. If they don't make a now-temporary income tax permanent, David Lloyd, director of the Fiscal Policy Ce ...Read More

PHOTO: This photo of a

NEW YORK - Some see it as a "painful" loophole in animal-slaughter regulations. It affects so-called "downer calves" in the Tri-State area: cattle that are on the ground and can't get up. Federal law currently prohibits the slaughter for food of adult cattle that are too sick, injured or weak to st ...Read More

PHOTO: Reliable school funding would be in jeopardy if it's based on what the state takes in in sales and income taxes, say critics of the ideas outlined in Senate Bill 76. Photo credit: mokra/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill making its way through the Pennsylvania Senate would base school funding dollars not on property taxes but on state sales and income taxes. Opponents say it doesn't add up. Senate Bill 76 is aimed at eliminating property taxes. In the process, however, some are concerned it ...Read More

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