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Archive: November 11, 2015

It's been a mild start to November in Wisconsin, but winter's chill soon will arrive, bringing with it problems for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who won't be able to afford their heating bill. Credit: Clean Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - Much of Wisconsin has yet to feel the bite of November's cold wind, but before long winter's brutal chill will descend on the Badger State, leaving thousands of people with huge energy bills to heat their homes. According to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund, a nonprofit agency that help ...Read More

The future of Medicaid expansion is at the epicenter of the health-care reform debate in Frankfort as Kentucky gets a new governor in early December. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than nine out of 10 Kentuckians now have health insurance, but supporters of health-care reform in the Bluegrass State fear a murky future as Republican Matt Bevin prepares to take office as governor on Dec. 8. Bevin has said he wants to shut down the state's health-benefits e ...Read More

In the first week of its roundup of wild horses near Adel, Ore., the Bureau of Land Management corralled more than 400 of up to 1,500. Credit: Larisa Bogardus, BLM Lakeview District, on Flickr Creative Commons.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - It's been one week since the Bureau of Land Management started rounding up wild horses east of Lakeview. Using helicopters, the agency has reached about a third of its goal, capturing close to 450 horses out of a possible 1,500. The BLM says the area is home to about six times more ...Read More

The Houston ISD will vote on a proposal Thursday to ban suspensions for its youngest students. Credit: eropdfklcvnm/Wikimedia Commons

AUSTIN, Texas - The Houston Independent School District on Thursday will consider a proposal to ban suspensions for its youngest students. According to a new report by the advocacy group Texas Appleseed, thousands of the state's children - many in pre-kindergarten - are suspended and labeled "prob ...Read More

Iowa National Guard Col. Gregory Hapgood, right, presents a plaque to Harold Cline of Marshalltown for participating in this month's Veterans History Project. Credit: Lauren Jensen

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some central Iowa veterans have shared their stories in time for Veterans Day. The Veterans History Project was established by the Library of Congress to collect the stories of American war veterans by recording and transcribing interviews with them. Harold Cline, a World War II ...Read More

Many veterans are transferring military experience into solar-industry careers. Credit: U.S. Army Environmental Command/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As they transition from active duty, growing numbers of veterans are finding a place in the clean-energy field. According to the Solar Foundation, about 9 percent of workers in the solar industry are veterans, exceeding the percentage of veteran employment in the overall economy. ...Read More

Microbeads are found in personal-care products, including toothpaste and facial scrubs. Credit: Dantor/Wikimedia Commons

ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany County is on track to be the fifth county in the state to ban products containing microbeads. The county legislature passed a bill Monday night banning the sale of products containing the tiny plastic particles. Microbeads are used as exfoliants in a wide variety of personal-c ...Read More

Across the country and across Virginia, as well as in the U.S. Senate cafeteria, low-wage workers protested Tuesday for $15 an hour. Photo by Fight for 15

RICHMOND, Va. - Fast-food workers protested for a living wage in nearly 300 cities on Tuesday, including 20 Virginia towns. The Fight for 15 campaign sparked one-day strikes and protests around the country. In Richmond, 40 to 50 fast-food employees, low-wage child care and home health-care workers ...Read More

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