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Archive: November 16, 2015

There are 16 plans available for Ohioans through the federal insurance marketplace. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The third open-enrollment period for the federal insurance marketplace is in full swing, and new options could impact health-care choices for Ohioans. While it's an important time for those without health insurance, open enrollment also is an opportunity for those already covered t ...Read More

Air Force veteran Frank Marvin suffers from dementia, and his wife, Shirley, says respite services can mean a lot to family caregivers like her. Courtesy: Shirley Marvin

RICHMOND, Va. - November is National Family Caregiver Month, and advocates for seniors in the state say they plan to ask the General Assembly to increase funding for respite services to give caregivers a break. Respite care means a lot to folks such as Shirley Marvin, whose husband, Frank, suffers ...Read More

Many West Virginia seniors could give their Social Security checks a big bump by simply waiting to apply for benefits, if they can. Credit: National Academy of Social Insurance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - More than seven out of 10 West Virginia retirees put in for early Social Security, but experts say you can get a big boost to those monthly checks by waiting as long as you can. You can claim Social Security as early as age 62. But Kristen Arnold, an income security policy analy ...Read More

The U.S. Navy is rethinking its exercises that could harm marine mammals. Credit: Daniel Du Toit/ Wikimedia Commons

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The U.S. Navy is analyzing the harm its sonar exercises do to whales, dolphins and sea turtles and may modify its training exercises accordingly. Late last week, the Navy announced it's ordering a new environmental impact statement for training from late 2018 to 2023. The publi ...Read More

Des Moines saw a multimillion-dollar impact from Saturday's Democratic candidates' debate. Courtesy: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

DES MOINES, Iowa - Having a national event such as a presidential debate brings positive attention, both to Iowa's cities and rural areas, according to the head of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Well, it has huge impact," said Greg Edwards, president and chief executive of ...Read More

Gerrymandering might be minimizing both competition and voter turnout in Indiana legislative races. Credit: Massimo Catarinella/

INDIANAPOLIS - Some groups are hopeful Indiana will follow the lead of its neighbor and take steps to prevent gerrymandering. Ohio voters this month approved changes to the way its legislative districts are drawn, and a study committee in Indiana is examining what can be done here. Debbie Asberry, ...Read More

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