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Archive: September 29, 2014

PHOTO: LeAnna Watson obtained health insurance coverage through kynect, the state's health insurance marketplace, and is now helping others sign up. Photo courtesy of LeAnna Watson.

HARRODSBURG, Ky. - Cancer survivor LeAnna Watson shares her own story of having lived without health insurance as she now helps others enroll in Kentucky's health benefit exchange, known as "kynect." She's what's called a "kynector," one of nearly 1,500 people statewide who are trained helpers. As W ...Read More

Photo: With help from the state's Clean Water Management Trust Fund, land trustees will be able to purchase additional acreage on 5,564 ft. Snake Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains, thereby expanding Elk Knob State Park. Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Conservancy.

ZIONVILLE, N.C. - If you don't own a piece of beautiful real estate in North Carolina, sometimes the only way to enjoy the state's natural beauty is by hiking in a state park or on conservation lands. This year, with help from the the state's Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF), 23 land conse ...Read More

PHOTO: An AARP national official says Wisconsinites need to quiz candidates this fall ahead of the November election on their positions on strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and health care in retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

MILWAUKEE - Candidates are not saying enough about how they would strengthen Social Security and improve financial security for older Wisconsinites, according to Eric Schneidewind, president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board. He says their incomes have not ke ...Read More

PHOTO: An advocate for senior citizens says voters need to quiz candidates this fall, ahead of the November election, on their position regarding strengthening Social Security for today's retirees and tomorrow's generation. Photo courtesy of

CHICAGO - The president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board, Eric Schneidewind, says candidates are not talking about the main issues voters 50 and older have identified as being of primary importance to them. "We go out and poll our members, and we ask them w ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid expansion has made an enormous difference in the portion of West Virginians who lack health coverage. In fact, West Virginia has now passed much wealthier Virginia for the percentage of the population with coverage, according to a poll cited by Micheal Cassidy with The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Institute.

RICHMOND, Va. - West Virginia has passed Virginia for the percentage of citizens with health coverage, mostly thanks to Medicaid expansion. For a long time, a higher proportion of the folks in wealthier Virginia had health insurance. Last year, West Virginia expanded Medicaid to cover the working p ...Read More

PHOTO: From figuring out how to register to vote, to knowing where to go vote on Election Day, a new website keeps both first-time and seasoned Michigan voters up to date on critical election information. Image courtesy of Michigan Election Coalition.

DETROIT - The November elections are just around the corner, and in an effort to boost the number of Michiganders who will head to the polls, a new online tool offers information on how to register to vote and cast a ballot. Sharon Dolente, director of the Michigan Election Coalition, says the goal ...Read More

PHOTO: Maine is a national leader in land conservation, and a new report is aimed at making sure it stays that way. Photo courtesy of Ryan Neale, Maine Development Foundation.

AUGUSTA, Maine - When it comes to land conservation, Maine is a national leader, coming in second in the U.S. in total acreage preserved for conservation. As a means to keep Maine in the forefront of land conservation, the latest edition of the quarterly Maine Development Foundation report is being ...Read More

PHOTO: Eleven oil-by-rail projects have been proposed for the Northwest since 2012. This car, known as a DOT-111, is the type that carries Bakken crude oil. Photo courtesy U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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SEATTLE - About two dozen projects have been proposed in the past two years to move the Northwest toward becoming a transportation hub for coal, oil and gas to Asia. A new Sightline Institute report examines the combination of rail, pipeline and fuel terminal proposals across Washington, Oregon and ...Read More

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