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Archive: January 28, 2015

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Income inequality often is in the news, and a new report confirms that it may be even worse than earlier reported. The report, "The Increasingly Unequal States of America," examines data by state. Report co-author Mark Price, an economist with the Keystone Research Center, said th ...Read More

PHOTO: Elephants at the Buffalo Zoo, here in a 2007 photo, are among those in three New York zoos on this year's 'Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants' list released by an animal-rights group. Photo credit: amerune/Flickr.com.

NEW YORK - Zoos in three New York cities are targeted by an animal-rights group on an annual list of what it calls North America's "10 worst zoos" for elephants. The group "In Defense of Animals" accused the Buffalo Zoo of housing its two Asian female elephants in a "shockingly" small space. It sai ...Read More

PHOTO: Architect Bernard Zyscovich’s plan entails making Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway four lanes instead of six, and using the freed-up space for safer pedestrian and bike travel. Image courtesy of PlanZMiami.com.

MIAMI - Florida's beaches and tropical weather may make the state an appealing vacation destination, but its thoroughfares are gaining a dubious reputation for pedestrians and bicyclists. Last week, a 51-year-old rider was killed and another seriously injured by a drunk driver on one of Miami's mos ...Read More

PHOTO: A five-year draft plan for offshore oil drilling was released Tuesday by the Obama Administration, including North Carolina. Opponents say drilling could put the state’s national heritage at risk. Photo credit: Waldo Jaquith/Flickr

RALEIGH, N.C. - President Obama's proposal to open the North Carolina coast to oil and gas drilling is drawing opposition from some communities and conservation groups. A five-year draft proposal to allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean was released Tuesday, and federal leaders have said it coul ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts to pass laws in Utah and around the nation to protect LGBT individuals against employment and housing discrimination are getting support from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo credit: California Office of Historic Preservation.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publicly supporting legislation at all levels of government that would provide protections in housing, employment and other areas for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Among the LDS church leaders who spoke at a new ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana is now the 28th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The program will be run under the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, and expands eligibility to those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Photo credit: MDGboston/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Within days, hundreds of thousands of people could be covered by Indiana's newly expanded Medicaid program. Immediately after Gov. Mike Pence announced federal approval of the expansion through the Healthy Indiana Plan on Tuesday, the Family and Social Service Administration began ta ...Read More

PHOTO: At

SANTA FE, N.M. - "Food and Farms Day" at the state Capitol is part of an ongoing effort to support New Mexico's farm economy by giving farmers a better chance to provide healthy, nutritious and locally grown foods to schools and communities around the state. "It's really looking at food and farming ...Read More

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