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Archive: August 13, 2014

PHOTO: When folks head for the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 14-24 in Louisville, they'll find everything from the traditional fun activities to exhibition booths with information on topics as serious as abolishing Kentucky's death penalty. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With farm animals, blue ribbons, cotton candy and carnival rides, the Kentucky State Fair starts Thursday in Louisville. In the exhibition halls, amid the colorful booths and free samples, there are also exhibits to get people thinking about serious issues. Organizations opposed t ...Read More

PHOTO: Some simple changes in how a school lunch is packed can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Iowa landfills, so parents and students are being urged to go with reusable containers. Photo credit:

DES MOINES, Iowa - Students returning to school across Iowa this month won't just be forming friendships and making the team. They'll also generate a massive amount of trash - although proper planning can reduce that greatly. According to Leslie Holsapple, program and outreach manager for Metro Was ...Read More

PHOTO: Along with their major and minor courses, many students at Missouri colleges and universities will be learning how to handle their finances this fall. Photo credit: shannontanski/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - As students across Missouri prepare to head off to college, many will be learning important debt-management skills thanks to grants from the Department of Higher Education. Liz Coleman, the department's communications director, said the default-protection grants awarded to 31 ...Read More

Photo: Blood donations fall off during the summertime, and the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross says donations are needed right now, particularly O-negative blood. (Photo Courtesy American Red Cross)

MADISON, Wis. - Blood donations fall off in the summertime, but a Red Cross official says the need for blood does not. "People become busy with vacations and summer activities," said Ben Corey, external communications manager for the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Also, we do host blood ...Read More

PHOTO: Tens of thousands of registered voters in New Mexico are being sent postcards by the secretary of state as the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, closes in. They are requesting address confirmation, and advocates for voters' rights say they shouldn't be ignored. Photo courtesy the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - With less than three months to go before the general election, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran is sending postcards to 186,000 voters in what she calls an effort to ensure that the state's voter rolls are up to date. The postcards are intended to confirm the addresses of ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided that the wolverine will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. About 300 animals exist in the United States, mainly in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service

MISSOULA, Mont. - A decision on whether wolverines should be considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act took 14 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided the animals are not imperiled, citing uncertainty about the ecology of the wolverine. Wolverines are found mainly in ar ...Read More

PHOTO: A new campaign from Planned Parenthood Arizona is encouraging teens to

PHOENIX - As the school year kicks into gear, Planned Parenthood Arizona is encouraging parents to talk with their children about making healthy choices with their bodies. Annet Ruiter, Planned Parenthood Arizona's vice president for external affairs, said her organization is promoting its "Be Heal ...Read More

PHOTO: It's been a busy summer for state wildlife officials dealing with an increase in black bear nuisance complaints in Northern Nevada. Photo courtesy National Park Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. - This spring, state wildlife officials forecast a busy summer for black bear calls in northern Nevada as a result of the drought - a forecast that appears to be right on target. Chris Healy, public information officer for the state Department of Wildlife, said severe drought is c ...Read More

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