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Archive: September 22, 2014

PHOTO: Gary Drinkard, exonerated from Alabama's death row, will bring his message that capital punishment makes no sense to Kentucky during a week long speaking tour, beginning tonight. Photo courtesy Parker Digital Imaging.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gary Drinkard, who was freed from prison in 2001 after six years on Alabama’s death row, admits he's still angry at the legal system. So Drinkard is traveling across Kentucky this week, speaking at churches and colleges about his wrongful conviction. He is part of ...Read More

GRAPHIC: North Dakota candidates for federal and state offices are converging on Fargo this week for a series of debates, with Election Day now just over six weeks away. Image credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

FARGO, N.D. – With the midterm elections quickly approaching, those running in the biggest races in North Dakota are facing off this week. A handful of debates will be held in Fargo starting today, featuring candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Commissioner o ...Read More

PHOTO: Purdue University researchers found that among young adults who abuse prescription medication, those who spend time at college bars are more likely to sell them. Photo credit: jdurham/morgufile.

INDIANAPOLIS – As Indiana and other states look for ways to curb an epidemic of prescription medication abuse, new research from Purdue University provides insight into who is selling the drugs. There's been a sharp rise in prescription medication abuse over the past two decades, says Mike V ...Read More

PHOTO: Community Health Centers in Texas and nationwide say without Congressional action, many will face a dramatic cut in funding next year, that could mean shuttered locations and reduced services. Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr.

FORT WORTH, Texas - For working families who struggle financially across the state of Texas, Community Health Centers are their only access to primary care, but closed clinics, job cuts and reduced services are all options being considered in the face of a looming funding cliff. A trust fund estab ...Read More

PHOTO: As a Greene County grand jury convenes in the police shooting death of James Crawford, hundreds of family supporters will begin an 11 mile journey demanding justice in the case. Photo credit: Eartha Terrell, Ohio Student Association.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of people are starting an 11-mile pilgrimage today to demand justice for John Crawford. A grand jury also convenes today to determine whether to indict the police officers involved in the death of the 22-year-old, who was shot August 5 while holding a BB gun inside ...Read More

PHOTO: Later this month, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will mark 30 years of service to sustainable agriculture with a cover crop field day and celebration. (Photo courtesy MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. – This month the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will mark 30 years of service to organic and sustainable agriculture. Jim Stute, the Institute’s research director, says the past three decades have seen huge growth and the future is bright because of consumer dema ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Schools in Illinois and around the country are using wireless Internet connections - and receiving billions in federal aid to expand Wi-Fi use - despite growing concern that exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions may be harmful to students and teachers. Graphic credit: Compfight/Flickr

WILMETTE, Ill. – Warnings about the potential hazards of radiation from Wi-Fi in school classrooms are on the rise. But those who are concerned about the health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation – RFR, as it's known – are finding it can be hard to make headway. Sheri Calarco, ...Read More

PHOTO: Attorney General Bill Schuette and other state leaders have officially kicked off the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering, which this year aims to raise enough money and food to provide 2 million meals to Michiganders in need. Photo courtesy of Food Bank Council of Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - Nearly 17-percent of Michiganders struggle with hunger, and almost a quarter of the state's children don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's why state leaders are coordinating the Michigan Harvest Gathering to help raise funds and food for those in need. Michigan Att ...Read More

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