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Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: June 25, 2014

PHOTO: Kentuckians are advocating for clean-water protections as the state updates its discharge regulations on coal operations, such as this coal conveyor outside Portal 31 in Benham. Photo credit: Shawn Poynter/Rural Archive and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Voicing concerns about the quality of their water, some Kentuckians are telling the state's regulatory agency that it would be a huge mistake to continue allowing a general, "one size fits all" approach to monitoring pollution discharges from coal-mining operations. Lynch resident ...Read More

PHOTO: Getting healthy and locally grown food onto the lunch plates of Wisconsin school children is the goal of grants to Wisconsin school districts, food growers and distributors. Photo courtesy UW Extension Service.

MADISON, Wis. - It's often challenging to get good, healthy, locally grown food onto the lunch plates of school children, but 17 state Agriculture Department grants to producers, distributors and schools will be used to make that process easier. Sarah Elliott, a program supervisor with the Agricul ...Read More

Photo: Help is now available for New Hampshire victims of domestic violence with local shelters offering Safe Haven for pets. Photo Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - Domestic violence victims in the Granite State who may stay in abusive homes because of concerns about their pets' well-being if they leave now have a place to turn. People who commit domestic violence often also harm pets, and that can make victims of domestic violence feel trapped ...Read More

PHOTO: On the list of things piled on shelves in garages and sheds across Iowa, residents are being urged to make sure any hazardous waste items are disposed of properly at collection centers across the state. Photo credit: Amanda Hamilton/Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa - Residents across Iowa now spending more time out in their gardens and garages are being reminded to keep the environment in mind by keeping hazardous waste items out of the trash. Arthur Kern, business waste managenent representative at Metro Waste Authority, said landfills are l ...Read More

PHOTO: A new scorecard from AARP ranks Indiana 47th among states for services and supports to help meet the long-term care needs of older residents. Photo credit: JC Munt/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has seen efforts in recent years to improve the long-term care needs of older Hoosiers, but the findings of a new analysis suggest a lot more could be done. AARP released a national scorecard by state on long-term services available for seniors and their families, and state ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says Eastern Long Island families, like many all around New York, need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children. Photo credit: kconners/morguefile.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Families on Eastern Long Island need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children, according to a new report., The study, released by the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission, was authored by its chairman, Dr. Richard Koubek, who summarized ...Read More

PHOTO: The Oregon Health Authority says in 2013, among Oregon Health Plan enrollees, fewer used emergency rooms and more received preventive services. Photo credit: G. Chutka/iStockphoto
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SALEM, Ore. - More than 340,000 new people have joined the Oregon Health Plan since January, and a new report says it's a system that has shown major improvement in the past year. The state tracked what coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are doing for Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid patients. It ...Read More

PHOTO: With moms and babies on hand, Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act into law on Tuesday, giving Michigan women the right to breastfeed in public. Photo credit: L.  Posthumus

LANSING, Mich. - Being a new mother is no easy task, but those who are breastfeeding just got some help from the state in the form of a new law protecting their right to nurse a baby in public. Under the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, Senate Bill 674, which was signed into law Tuesday by Go ...Read More

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