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The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Archive: December 11, 2015

A tablet app is helping change and improve care for babies born with heart defects. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tablet computers aren't just for fun and games. With new data showing the success of an app developed for babies born with heart defects, doctors at Children's Mercy say this sort of technology can be lifesaving. Since March of 2014, the Cardiac High-Acuity Monitoring Program, o ...Read More

Klamath Basin water users are concerned that the region's overarching water-rights agreement will die in Congress this month. (waterwatch.org)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - With one week to go before Congress is scheduled to wrap up its session for the year, it's looking unlikely that the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement will be approved. The last-minute draft bill from Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., doesn't align with the Senate bill to m ...Read More

A new report looks at what still needs to be done to help kids in foster care experience the most normal childhood possible. Credit: hotblack/morguefile

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Learning to drive, playing a sport and going on sleepovers, they're all part of what many consider a "normal" childhood, but that's not always the case for the nearly 14,000 Florida kids in foster care. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how the federal Stre ...Read More

The renovation of a downtown building in Slater won one of last year's awards for sustainability. (1,000 Friends of Iowa)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Each year, the 1,000 Friends of Iowa's Best Development Awards bring attention to cities, companies, and individuals who show how responsible development and planning benefits Iowa's communities and the environment. The group is now on the lookout for its next winners for good s ...Read More

Research shows current policing practices can impact the mental health and well-being of both the public and police. (Seeman/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohio leaders look to improve police-community relations, a new report offers insight into the mental and emotional health impacts caused by current policing practices. The research released by health and criminal justice groups included a survey from 470 residents from neighborh ...Read More

New Mexico's Medicaid expansion has given thousands of previously uninsured residents access to health care. (iamnotpable/morguefile)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The number of uninsured New Mexico residents has been cut in half since the state expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, so healthcare advocates are calling the move a success. They add it has also been a positive step for some parts of the state's econom ...Read More

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation make recommendations to help states improve foster care. (kakisky/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY - Kids in foster care don't just need a place to live they need a family to love them in good times and bad, now and in the future so the system needs to do a better job of vetting potential foster parents. That's one finding of a report from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initi ...Read More

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some tips for the Zuckerbergs as they embark on their new philanthropic venture. (Lukasz Porwol/Wikimedia Commons)

LOS ANGELES - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced a mega-donation to charity on the occasion of their daughter's birth. Now, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has some advice on how to make those millions count. In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, the grou ...Read More

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