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Archive: May 2, 2014

PHOTO: This photo shows the kind of damage the emerald ash borer does when it gets into a tree. The Wisconsin Agriculture Department urges people not to transport firewood with the slogan Buy It Where You Burn It. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

MADISON, Wis. – As the weather warms up now that May is here, Wisconsinites are being urged to take some extra precautions when traveling around the state. "It's a good time to be transporting pests unaware because it's when they're coming out from the winter and appearing,” says Donna ...Read More

PHOTO: A new AARP survey examines what services older Americans want most in their communities. Photo courtesy Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

SALT LAKE CITY – Older Utahns may be interested in a new AARP study that examines what services people age 50 and older want most in their communities to help make life a little bit easier. Laura Polacheck, communications director at AARP Utah, says the report, “What Is Livable? Commun ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of low-income Missouri children could soon have access to free breakfasts and lunches at school, thanks to a federal program that is coming to the state for the 2014-15 school year. Photo courtesy of drummerboy/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hundreds of schools across Missouri will be able to help ensure their students don't go hungry, thanks to a successful federal program that is coming to the state. The Community Eligibility Provision means that, once approved, schools where at least 40 percent of the ch ...Read More

PHOTO: Parents at Yakima's McKinley Elementary School get a closer look at what Common Core instruction means for their children. Photo credit: Amanda Shipma
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YAKIMA, Wash. – Making the Common Core standards for K-through-12 education work in Washington means getting parents familiar with them, not just students and teachers. So, schools and volunteers are collaborating to reach out – particularly to parents in the Latino community. At works ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of drug policy reform will gather Saturday in Chicago to celebrate the progress they believe Illinois and other states are making to end cannabis prohibition. Photo credit: Ali Nagib, Illinois NORML.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Those who have worked to legalize medicinal marijuana in Illinois will join others this weekend for a worldwide celebration. The 2014 Global Cannabis March has been held for 15 years in dozens of cities, and in Chicago Saturday those in favor of drug policy reform will ra ...Read More

PHOTO - Charlotte is among a handful of North Carolina cities recognized as being among the cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution in a new report from the American Lung Association. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

RALEIGH, N.C. – This weekend many North Carolinians across the state will get out and enjoy the warming spring temperatures, but as the thermometer climbs, so too will ozone levels. A report released this week by the American Lung Association highlights the fact the state has higher ozone le ...Read More

PHOTO: It's been eight years since North Carolina executed an inmate on death row, and recent events in Oklahoma this week are adding to concerns about restarting the punishment in this state. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Details are still emerging about what's being called a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma earlier this week. While North Carolina is thousands of miles away, people on both sides of the death penalty debate are keeping a close eye on developments, since several lawmakers in ...Read More

PHOTO: Some in Ohio who favor legalized marijuana say the debate is reaching a tipping point. Photo credit: Richard Metzger, Ohio NORML.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This weekend, some Ohioans are joining a global movement to build support for marijuana policy reform. Dozens will make their way around the Justice Center in Cleveland for the 2014 Global Cannabis March. Rob Ryan, president of the group Ohio NORML – the National Org ...Read More

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