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Archive: September 19, 2014

PHOTO: Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is winning applause from immigrants and their supporters for his decision to stop immigration detentions. Photo courtesy Sheriff DeMarco

NEW YORK - Members of the Long Island immigrant community and their supporters are applauding a local law enforcement decision to just say no when it comes to immigration detentions in Suffolk County. Amol Sinha directs the Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He expects the decisi ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the New Yorkers who plan to join the People’s Climate March Sunday morning in New York City. The March kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle.  Credit: T Proulx

NEW YORK - It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, and this Sunday the People's Climate March is intended to send a message on climate change. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, says the march will be the largest clima ...Read More

PHOTO: The Children's Action Alliance is calling on political candidates in Arizona to focus on hunger and other issues affecting kids as they seek office in the general election this November. Photo credit: Pima County Public Library.

PHOENIX - As election season kicks into high gear in Arizona, there are calls for political candidates to focus on children's issues. Julie Bacon is a consultant with Children's Action Alliance, which is sponsoring an event in Scottsdale today promoting the "Healthy Packs" program. She says 10 cand ...Read More

PHOTO: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is erecting another billboard between Milwaukee and Chicago to encourage political leaders to support high-speed rail. The ELPC says Wisconsin has to play catch-up now, since Gov. Scott Walker turned down federal funds for high-speed rail expansion. (Photo courtesy of ELPC)

CHICAGO, Ill. - Wisconsin now has to play catch-up, says Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), noting the state has been left behind by its Midwest neighbors in high-speed rail. The ELPC is expanding its advertising campaign in Wisconsin, erecting ano ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau reports the poverty rate in Iowa last year was 12.7 percent, the same as 2012. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest figures show while the poverty rate ticked down slightly nationwide, the rate in Iowa didn't budge between 2012 and 2013. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate in the state held steady at 12.7 percent, or about 380,000 people. Many of them are working, ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau has released new figures that show North Dakota has one of the lowest rates of childhood poverty in the country at about 12 percent. Photo credit: Jennifer Jewett/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the oil boom pushing one of the strongest economies in the country, new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show North Dakota saw a slight increase in the poverty rate last year, but also has one of the lowest rates of child poverty. Karen Olson, program director with North Dak ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan power plants emit as much carbon pollution as the entire economy of Morocco, according to a new report from Environment Michigan. Photo credit: click/

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to carbon pollution, Michigan's power plants produce an entire nation's share, according to a new report that compares the scope of the problem in the U.S. to a global scale. Elizabeth Ouzts, communications manager with Environment Michigan, says the findings help put ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee's poverty rate fell slightly from 2012 to 2013 to 17.8 percent, but that is still among the highest figures in the country. Photo credit: D.C.Atty/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting the poverty rate in Tennessee was 17.8 percent last year, down a tenth of a percent from 2012. Despite the slight improvement, that still leaves more than 1.1 million people in the state below the poverty line, says Linda O'Neal, executive dire ...Read More

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