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Archive: November 2, 2015

Health experts are advising people to get a flu shot now to be protected throughout flu season. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile

SEATTLE - The change in weather has Washingtonians preparing for the winter months and for many, that includes getting a flu vaccine. Dr. John Dunn, co-director of vaccination with Group Health Cooperative, says those who decide to be vaccinated shouldn't delay, because it takes a few weeks for it t ...Read More

Jon Bartholomew with AARP Oregon says its survey found 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible, with the help of family caregivers. November is National Caregiver's Month. Courtesy: AARP

PORTLAND, Ore. - Family caregivers in Oregon are getting more support to help them take care of the medical needs of a loved one. The CARE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1, aims to better integrate a person's caregiver into the hospital discharge process. Jon Bartholomew, government relations di ...Read More

The Blue Ridge Parkway, which crosses through North Carolina, has received funding from the LWCF. Credit: youvebeenreviewed/

RALEIGH, N.C. - Advocates for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which Congress allowed to expire last month, say the fight is not over to restore funding. North Carolina has received $216 million over the last 50 years from the LWCF, and has funded projects at Cape Hatteras, on the Blue Ridge ...Read More

According to a poll by the Pew Research Center and the number of times it's being used, the death penalty is in decline, in Virginia and nationally. Credit: Death Penalty Information Center.

RICHMOND, Va. – The death penalty is in a long, slow decline in Virginia and nationally, according to opinion polls and how often it's being used. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says surveys show support for the death sentence is at a 40-year low, ...Read More

Girls of color, particularly black girls, face more frequent and more severe discipline in public schools according to researchers at Columbia Law School. Credit: Anissa Thompson/

NEW YORK – Girls of color face harsher and more frequent punishment in schools than their white peers, according to a new study. Using Department of Education data from Boston and New York, Columbia University law professor Kimberle Williams Crenshaw and her associates found black girls were ...Read More

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