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Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Archive: June 16, 2014

PHOTO: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Community Leadership Network is working for secure families and health, educated kids. Members will be working in Michigan communities over the next three years. CREDIT: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has selected and trained 120 emerging leaders who will devote themselves to helping children and families thrive. According to Esther Nieves, foundation program officer, the inaugural class of the Community Leadership Network will focus on issues li ...Read More

PHOTO: The seeds have been sewn for a new backyard garden that will benefit Native Americans both at a Division of Indian Work food shelf and at the home for vulnerable youth where it's been planted. CREDIT: Minnesota Foodshare.

MINNEAPOLIS - Increasing numbers of backyard gardeners are donating some or all of their harvest to neighbors in need. It's a way to help the hungry in a growing state. Courtney Zaato, program coordinator of Minnesota FoodShare, said the goal of their garden sharing program is to build connections ...Read More

PHOTO: A hiker explores the West Little Owyhee River Canyon in southeast Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands. An independent economic analysis says protecting the area could be a much-needed boost for the Malheur County economy. Photo credit: Tim Neville.<br />Photo by Tim Neville

ONTARIO, Ore. – Southeastern Oregon could be using at least some of its stark natural beauty to attract new kinds of business and jobs to the area. That's the finding of a report that compares Malheur County to 11 other counties in the West with similar populations and resources. Where the ...Read More

PHOTO: State health officials are encouraging the public to be extra careful as summer's extreme heat hits New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SANTA FE, N.M. – As the heat of summer descends upon the Land of Enchantment, state health officials are urging New Mexicans to be careful in the potentially deadly heat. Henry Varela, public information officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department, says this is the time of year ...Read More

DENVER – Long time Denver resident Barbara Harrison wanted to celebrate her 25-year relationship with her partner, Michelle, by marrying in their home state, but they got tired of waiting. So the couple traveled to New Mexico over Memorial Day weekend to get married, and they hope it won't b ...Read More

PHOTO: 2014 accident involving a truck carrying freshwater for fracking occurred adjacent to Seneca Lake, Ohio. CREDIT: FracTracker/Leatra Harper.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The rapid growth of the oil and gas industry is changing the faces of many of Ohio's small towns. A new analysis finds a correlation between certain public safety standards and permits to frack for natural gas in counties over the Utica shale formation. The report from FracTracker ...Read More

PHOTO: The Arizona Public Interest Research Group says consumers may save money as more and more companies compete for business through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX – Increased competition among insurance companies should help keep health insurance rates down for consumers in Arizona and across the nation getting coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Diane Brown, executive director at ...Read More

PHOTO: Fueled by new research, oral health care advocates in the Commonwealth are continuing efforts to restore coverage for dentistry in clinics and dentists' offices for patients who have nowhere to turn but often-over-stretched hospital emergency rooms. Photo credit: Erik Christensen/Wikipedia.

BOSTON – Since severe cuts were made in 2010 to MassHealth adult dental benefits, more Commonwealth residents have turned to emergency rooms, where the pain from tooth and gum ailments is addressed, but the cause often goes untreated. A new study by Boston University's School of Dental Medic ...Read More

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