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Archive: August 6, 2014

PHOTO: Members of YOUTH Voice at the Board of Police Commissioners meeting in Detroit recently gave a presentation on Project WHAT! and explained how children are impacted by a parent's arrest. Photo courtesy of A. Alexander.

DETROIT - Tens of thousands of kids across Michigan have an incarcerated parent, and a new group hopes to give them a voice to share their experiences and influence policy. The goal of Project WHAT! is to empower these kids to serve as peer mentors, facilitators, policy advocates and leaders in the ...Read More

PHOTO: The Idaho Children's Trust Fund wants parents to ask teachers if they've taken the

BOISE, Idaho - There's a new question to ask as kids head back to school this month. A child sexual abuse prevention group wants parents to quiz teachers, principals, coaches - anyone who has contact with children - about whether they have taken the "Stewards of Children" training. Roger Sherman, e ...Read More

PHOTO: Three-quarters of the sand used in fracking operations worldwide comes from western Wisconsin. A UW-Madison researcher says there are far too many unknowns about the environmental impacts of fracking, and that more studies should be done. Photo courtesy of The Sierra Club.

MADISON, Wis. - It may be a little too much of a gamble. The biological impacts of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" to release pockets of natural gas and petroleum from shale formations underground are still largely unknown, according to University of Wisconsin conservation fellow Sara Souther. I ...Read More

PHOTO: Babies born in Nevada now are being screened for medical disorders by medical professionals in Nevada, after years of the program being outsourced to Oregon. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

RENO, Nev. - The program that screens newborn babies in Nevada for more than 40 medical disorders is now being handled in the Silver State, after years of being outsourced to Oregon. Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the Nevada Newborn Screening Program at the University of Nevada-Reno, said the state ...Read More

PHOTO: With hundreds of miles to explore nearby, Tellico Plains is being designated as a

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. - A special recognition is coming this weekend for a small community that is a gateway to the Cherokee National Forest. Tellico Plains will be designated as a "Trail Town" by the Benton Mackaye Trail Association and the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition. Richard Harris, who s ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The media watchdog group Public Knowledge uses an octopus metaphor in its opposition to media mergers such as the proposed Comcast takeover of Time Warner. Image credit: Public Knowledge.

NEW YORK - Comcast wants to acquire Time Warner Cable; they're the two biggest cable TV companies. T-Mobile and Sprint - the third- and fourth-largest wireless providers - are rumored to want to merge, and 21st Century Fox's Rupert Murdoch reportedly wants to take over Time Warner - the media compan ...Read More

PHOTO: The recent drinking water emergency in Toledo has some folks citing a critical need for more action to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie. Photo credit: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory on Flickr.

TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo's ban on drinking water may have been lifted, but many people still are sounding the alarm. Nearly 500,000 residents were advised to not drink their tap water for three days after it was contaminated by a toxin produced by an algae bloom in Lake Erie. Chris Moazed of Toledo, ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some newlywed same-sex couples in Illinois are learning there's a lot to think about after saying "I do." Bernard Cherkasov, chief executive of the group Equality Illinois, said they've heard from many of the 5,000 couples who have taken advantage of the state's new "Freedom to ...Read More

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