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Archive: November 10, 2015

Chicago fast-food workers are joining with other workers in about 270 other cities around the country in a nationwide strike for a wage raise to $15 an hour. Credit: National Employment Law Project.

CHICAGO – Fast-food workers in Chicago are going on a one-day strike today, one year before the 2016 presidential election. The idea is to get presidential candidates to listen to their demands for a $15 hourly minimum wage, and the right to organize without retaliation from their employers. ...Read More

Policymakers on Colorado's Western Slope are meeting with methane-mitigation industry leaders this week to learn more about the latest technologies available to reduce pollution. Credit: Ekton/iStockphoto.

DENVER – Companies in the business of capturing lost methane, the primary component of natural gas, are taking their show on the road this week to present to local officials on Colorado's Western Slope. Jim Armstrong, co-founder and president of Apogee Scientific, says the nation loses over $ ...Read More

Smoking is a significant risk factor associated with pancreatic cancer. November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month across the country. Credit: Ardelfin.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, with just six percent of patients surviving five years after their diagnosis. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and those who have been touched by the illness want Tennesseans to recognize the warning s ...Read More

Hundreds of Connecticut residents continue to languish in jail, often for minor offenses, because they can't afford bail. Credit: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Governor Dannel Malloy says he wants the state to explore ways to reform the bail bond system in Connecticut. Nonviolent offenses like drug possession or even traffic tickets can land a person in jail. Once bail is set, release can often be secured for 10 percent or less of ...Read More

Connecticut was the first state in the nation to end chronic homelessness among veterans. Credit: R0sss/Flickr.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and in Connecticut there is reason to celebrate progress in the struggles many veterans have faced since leaving the armed forces. A few years ago, 10 percent of the adult homeless population in Connecticut was made up of veterans. Lisa Tepper Bates ...Read More

Yes, it might be free, but it's also a free-for-all for scammers when people make online purchases from unsecured wireless networks. Credit: Bruce Carlson, AARP Washington.

SEATTLE – Just as some people eagerly await the holiday shopping season, it's also a favorite time of year for crooks and cons, and a new survey shows Washingtonians are giving them plenty of opportunity. The AARP Fraud Watch Network found more than two-thirds of people surveyed failed a basi ...Read More

State organizations say Michigan's open records laws need to be reformed. Credit: Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia.

LANSING, Mich. – Not only did Michigan receive a failing grade in a new 2015 State Integrity Investigation, it came in dead last in ethics and transparency laws. The state failed in 10 out of 13 areas scored in the report released Monday by the Center for Public Integrity. Melanie McElroy, e ...Read More

Iowa is one of the states where a new AARP campaign to pin presidential candidates down on their exact plans for Social Security is being launched. Credit: AARP.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Three out of every 10 Iowans age 65 and above rely on Social Security as their only source of income. That's an important figure, according to economic analysts, because in order for future generations to receive benefits, the system will need to be updated. AARP is spearhe ...Read More

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