'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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The Ohio Association of Foodbanks distributed shelf stable meals and fresh produce as part of rural delivery meals and mobile farmers markets this summer. Credit: Ohio Association of Foodbanks

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's U.S. senators are reaching across the aisle to back a federal bill that would remove barriers to summer feeding programs for Ohio's children. Currently, federal requirements mandate physical locations for the distribution of food in the summer months. But Lisa Hamler ...Read More

The J.C. Boyle Dam is one of four slated for decommissioning if Congress approves the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Time is running out for Congress to pass the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. But at the White House Tribal Nations Conference late last week, there were glimmers of hope that it could still be possible. President Obama told the group he's committed to working with tribal ...Read More

Students are organizing actions on college campuses across the nation on Thursday to launch a campaign for free public college. Credit: Topp Yimgrimm/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, students from more than 100 campuses will join a national day of action demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for campus workers. Elan Axelbank, an organizer at Northeastern University in Boston, says continued ...Read More

Telephone scammers are targeting Chicago-area grandparents, warns the Better Business Bureau. Credit: DTL/Morguefile.com

CHICAGO - Reports of a scam targeting senior citizens in the Chicago area have been on the rise recently. According to the Better Business Bureau, the con involves someone who calls an elderly person pretending to be a grandson or daughter and claiming they're in legal trouble and need bail money. ...Read More

Governor Malloy. Credit: Dannel Malloy/flickr.com

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy is proposing reforms to the state's juvenile justice system. He says the changes would put Connecticut far ahead of the rest of the country. Speaking at a Connecticut Law Review Symposium on Friday, the governor said he wants to build on his Second Cha ...Read More

Carlton Alexander is among those planning to strike on Tuesday as part of the Fight for 15 movement. Credit: Kelly Benjamin

TAMPA, Fla. – If you're hoping to grab a quick burger and fries Tuesday, you may want to pack a backup lunch, as fast food workers across the state plan to take part in a nationwide strike over low wages. Carlton Alexander of Tampa works at Taco Bell, and he is among those planning to walk o ...Read More

Student loan debt is an increasing problem for many. Courtesy: Federal Department of Education

RICHMOND, Va. - Student loan debt in the state is high and rising and it's a real problem for some. An annual survey by the Institute for College Access & Success found that last year's Virginia grads who took out loans left school owing more than $26,000. The national figure is nearly $30,000, an ...Read More

An offshore wind farm has been proposed for the same area as the Port Ambrose Project.  Credit: Politikaner/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK – More than 20 environmental and civic groups have delivered a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to veto the Port Ambrose project. Following four days of public hearings last week, the governor has until Dec. 21 to stop the offshore liquefied natural gas facility proposed for 20 ...Read More

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