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Archive: October 6, 2015

According to a new poll, 74 percent of Texas adults say the maximum punishment for being caught with marijuana should be changed from a criminal penalty to a ticket or fine. Credit: Jan Havlicek/iStockphoto.

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AUSTIN, Texas – Seventy-four percent of Texas adults say the maximum punishment for being caught with pot should be changed from a criminal penalty to a ticket or fine, according to a new poll conducted by The Texas Lyceum. Heather Fazio, Texas political director with the Marijuana Policy Pro ...Read More

More than 130,000 Coloradans have benefited from the state's decision to accept Medicaid expansion work in industries critical to the state's economy, according to a new study. Credit: Sturti/iStockphoto.

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DENVER – The Affordable Care Act has had a big impact on workers who don't get health insurance through their jobs, at least in some states. Since Colorado decided to expand Medicaid coverage last year, almost 68 percent of Coloradans benefiting from the program are workers – according ...Read More

Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

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LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So ...Read More

Past cuts to school funding have hit poor school districts in Pennsylvania the hardest. Credit: Cole Stivers/Pixabay.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Wednesday the state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a package of revenue sources that could help restore past cuts to education funding. Budget cuts imposed on education in 2011 have made educational inequality worse in the state. According to Deborah Go ...Read More

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and experts say if a friend or family member has suffered an infant loss, it's beneficial to them if you recognize the pain they may feel as a result of that loss. Credit: Lisa Runnels/Morguefile.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of Tennessee families lose a pregnancy or newborn child every year, and experts say the loss can devastate an entire family, particularly when they don't access help that is otherwise available. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Amy Moseley ...Read More

A Muni streetcar along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during the December holiday season. Credit: Luciano Mortula/iStockphoto.

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BERKELEY, Calif. – Encouraging Californians to use the state's light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out today from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francis ...Read More

Illinois Fair Trade Campaign members warn the TPP could hurt jobs across the state. Courtesy: IFTC.

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CHICAGO – With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a step closer to becoming reality, some advocacy groups say the trade deal could end up hurting some Illinois residents' jobs and health. Twelve countries in all, including the United States, agreed Monday on what's being called the largest r ...Read More

Plaintiffs in the case against SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, will appeal a ruling that upheld a notorious provision of the law. Credit: Bluegame/iStockphoto.

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PHOENIX – The legal fight continues against Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. Plaintiffs announced Monday they will appeal a judge's ruling from last month that upheld the so-called "show me your papers" provision of the law. Victor Viramontes, national s ...Read More

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