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Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Archive: October 8, 2015

The Family Resource Center at Emma leads groups, including Motheread, which teaches the importance of reading between a mother and child. Norma Duran Brown leads the class (right). Credit: Children First/Communities in Schools

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - As many people wait for the economic recovery to benefit them, communities across the state count on family resource centers to help support parents in the form of food-and-clothing access, parent education and after school care. Since public schools touch the lives of millions ...Read More

Placement with a relative can minimize trauma for foster children. Credit: kamuelaboy/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - While there is always a need for foster parents in Indiana, state officials say the need is especially great this year. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services there are over 18,000 children in the state's care, about four thousand more than at this time last year. Spo ...Read More

Eau Claire Democrat Dana Wachs is working on legislation to replace the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which was killed by the U.S. Senate last week. Credit: Wisconsin State Legislature

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Legislation which would have extended the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which provided financial assistance to more than half a million students throughout the country, was blocked last week in the U.S. Senate. Eau Claire Representative Dana Wachs, the ranking Democratic member ...Read More

Preventive care saves lives by detecting chronic diseases early. Credit: Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Almost half of Connecticut residents surveyed are not using the free preventive health care available under the Affordable Care Act. The survey, conducted by the Connecticut Health I Team, found that almost 90 percent of those responding have a primary care physician – ...Read More

Leaders of a teachers union are demanding charter schools reject a provision allowing charter employees to bypass the admissions lottery process. Credit: Anissa Thompson/FreeImages.com.

NEW YORK – A New York law passed earlier this year allowing charter schools to bypass the admissions lottery process and offer 15 percent of available seats to the children of charter employees has some union leaders up in arms. Charter advocates say the law is beneficial to teachers and scho ...Read More

Shackling during pregnancy and childbirth can lead to serious medical problems. Credit: Sears/Leftvoice.net

NEW YORK - A bill reinforcing the state ban on shackling incarcerated women during childbirth passed the Legislature in June, but it still hasn't become law. Full shackles include handcuffs attached to a waist chain, and foot shackles. The state banned their use during childbirth in 2009 but accor ...Read More

A national conference focusing on how citizens can keep an eye on their government will take place in Denver this weekend. Credit: Akabei/iStockphoto

DENVER - The 2015 National Freedom of Information Summit is coming to Denver this weekend. The event is designed to open up the public's access to information on issues ranging from police body cameras to government emails and emerging online streams of government data. Jeff Roberts, executive dir ...Read More

A legal push is underway to force the EPA to close a sizable loophole in the regulation of hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling. Credit: Bill Hughes/Earthworks.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The EPA has largely failed to regulate waste from oil and gas drilling, even though the agency admitted the hazardous nature of the waste decades ago. National and state-based groups are pushing for the agency to at last close the gap. Twenty-seven years ago, the EPA decla ...Read More

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