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Archive: May 20, 2014

PHOTO: On a new list of most dangerous cities for pedestrians, Seattle ranks near the bottom for its efforts to make streets safer for all forms of transportation, including folks on foot. Photo credit: Linda Washburn Roberts/iStockphoto.

SEATTLE - Here's a number that should prompt anyone to look both ways before crossing a street: 678. That's how many pedestrians in Washington have died in the past decade, and 47,000 have been killed nationally. The National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America, which released the n ...Read More

PHOTO: NAMI Ohio is launching a mobile bus tour this summer to build support for Ohioans living with a mental illness. Photo courtesy NAMI Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mental illness may be more common than many people assume, with an estimated one in four Ohioans experiencing a mental health challenge at some point in their lifetime. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Katie Dillon, children and youth outreach coordinator, National Alliance ...Read More

PHOTO: A Gallup poll ranks Utah first in the nation for its residents' generosity, donating time and money to charity. Photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utahns are the most generous Americans in terms of donating their time and money to charity, according to the latest ...Read More

PHOTO: The Sierra Nevada Mountains are inching upward, and research from the University of Nevada-Reno connects the shift to farmers pulling water from aquifers beneath Californian's fertile Central Valley. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

RENO, Nev. - Research from the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) has linked water extraction in California's Central Valley to upward movement of the Sierra Nevada mountains and earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. Professor Geoff Blewitt with the UNR College of Science says his research shows that d ...Read More

MAP: The union-founded nonprofit Human Resource Development and Employment provides low-cost subsidized housing at apartment complexes around West Virginia. Image courtesy of H.R.D.E.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A union-founded and run nonprofit organization is providing affordable housing for people with disabilities in Charleston. Human Resource Development and Employment (HRDE) runs 18 low-income apartment complexes around the state – about 750 units total, mostly housin ...Read More

PHOTO: A hunter-angler group, Conservation Hawks, is examining the plans to ship Montana coal to China, and questions local benefits. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BIGFORK, Mont. – Coal company plans to ship Montana coal to China and other overseas markets have raised hackles because of increased train traffic, and now a hunter-angler group is examining the plans through a sportsmen's lens. Todd Tanner, founder of Conservation Hawks, a nonprofit group ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for the homeless say New York State continues to disobey a federal act that protects against the dis-enrollment of schoolchildren whose families are in the process of appealing their homeless status. Photo credit: Wlmaltby3/Wikimedia Commons.<br /><br />

SETAUKET, N.Y. - It's called the McKinney-Vento Act, a federal law that says homeless students are entitled to enroll in school while any disputes about their homeless status proceed. Those are called "310 appeals" in New York. Despite a couple of court rulings that said it should not, the New Yor ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report urges changes to make intersections and roads safer for all users. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two Tennessee cities are near the top of the latest rankings of the deadliest large cities in the nation for pedestrians. The Memphis metro area is listed as the fifth most dangerous and Nashville as the 15th in the report from the National Complete Streets Coalition. Di ...Read More

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