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Archive: November 30, 2015

As Coloradans face colder weather and higher utility bills, demand for food pantry assistance increases while supplies decline at the end of harvest season. Credit: Leonie Wise

DENVER – As the days grow shorter and colder weather arrives, food pantry shelves across Colorado start to get pretty bare. Larry Martinez is deputy director of the poverty assistance organization Denver Inner City Parish, which runs a food bank on Wednesdays and Fridays. He says as famili ...Read More

Some Arizona health insurance customers will have to find new coverage, since Meritus Health Partners will not issue or renew policies for 2016. Courtesy:

PHOENIX - Arizonans who have health insurance through Meritus Health Partners have just a few weeks left to enroll with a new carrier. The Arizona Department of Insurance determined in October that the nonprofit health cooperative doesn't have the resources to continue operating in 2016. Meritus ha ...Read More

Hundreds of American Indian students from lower-income families have received free winter jackets in Minneapolis. Credit: Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A month before the official start of winter, hundreds of American Indian students from lower-income families in Minneapolis' Public School system have received free winter coats. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated about $25,000 to help buy some of the coats. Loui ...Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s planned paternity leave could affect efforts to enact new paid leave legislation. Credit: Miguel Ugalde

NEW YORK - News of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's upcoming two-month paternity leave sheds a new national spotlight on the issue of paid family leave. It also comes at a time when advocacy groups in New York and several other states are pushing legislation for paid family and medical leave. Eric ...Read More

A new analysis finds Virginia could shift to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050. Credit: The Solutions Project

RICHMOND, Va. – All 50 states and 139 countries can shift to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050, according to a new analysis from Stanford University. The research shows that, factoring in the health and climate-related costs of air pollution, the transition would save money and ...Read More

After public meetings across the state, the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has presented its recommendations on improving teacher pay to Gov. Daugaard. Credit: Jerry Oster

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education held a number of public meetings across the state, looking for ideas and consensus on how to retain qualified teachers. Its report to the governor outlines a plan to move average teacher pay in the state to $48,000 a year, and sugges ...Read More

Selecting a tree from one of Iowa's 100 choose-and-harvest farms can involve even the youngest family member. Courtesy: Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Assn.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa-grown Christmas trees are worth a million dollars annually to Iowa's economy. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says tree farms make good use of land that might not be suitable for raising other crops. "Most of the farms are just a few acres, but when you look at all ...Read More

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