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Archive: October 20, 2015

Colorado's Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is developing a plan to address areas impacted by a growing senior population by November 2016. Credit: Georgia Department of Human Services.

DENVER – Colorado, which boasts one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the U.S., is stepping up efforts to support seniors. The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, created in the last legislative session, is projecting the impacts of shifting demographics on everything from hea ...Read More

A Florida lawmaker believes seniors deserve to have their spending habits factored into their benefits. Credit: Social Security Administration.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Many seniors receiving Social Security are still digesting the news that their benefits will remain flat next year, and one Florida lawmaker says the real problem is that the wrong numbers are being crunched. Congressman Alan Grayson, D–Orlando, calls it "mind-boggling" ...Read More

Lisa Lamkins of AARP Wisconsin says her organization will encourage Congress to help Social Security recipients who will see no cost of living adjustment in 2016. Courtesy: AARP Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. – Every year Social Security recipients have their monthly benefit amount adjusted based on the cost of living. For the past several years, recipients have seen a slight increase in their check, but this year there will be no cost of living adjustment. In addition, about one-thi ...Read More

Experts say bullying affects the dynamic of the classroom. Credit: Jody Durham/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Schools are often "ground zero" for bullying, with national data showing about one-in-five students between the ages of 12 and 18 reporting being bullied at school. North Carolina districts are working to address the problem during National Bullying Prevention Month. Christel ...Read More

Helping parents help their young children makes a big difference in later years. Credit: Peter Merholz/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK – Advocates say helping parents in distress help their kids can make a huge difference in the academic performance of those children in school. Parents who are recent immigrants or find themselves homeless are under a great deal of stress, and often have difficulty focusing on the ne ...Read More

Voters will be seeking answers tonight at a candidates forum in Brentwood. Candidates for Suffolk County Executive will answer questions about language access, policing and other issues vital to communities of color. Credit: B1Capo/Flickr.

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. – Candidates for the top elective office in Suffolk County will face off in a forum tonight that aims to shine a spotlight on how the county is serving an increasingly diverse population. The incumbent county executive, Democrat Steve Bellone, will answer questions along with ...Read More

Campaign spending is expected to accelerate toward Election Day in the race for vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Credit: Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A considerable amount of money is being poured into judicial elections for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this year, sounding alarm bells among fair-courts advocates. With the winners of this fall's election filling three of the seven seats on the high court, the outcome cou ...Read More

A new report finds conversion therapy can cause serious psychological harm among children and young adults. Credit: Henry B. Jones/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 10 months since an Ohio transgender girl took her own life after undergoing conversion therapy, and evidence is building against the use of the controversial practice. The story of Leelah Alcorn went viral, drawing attention to the dangers of the mental health pract ...Read More

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