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Archive: December 17, 2015

K-12 education funding in Kentucky is not keeping up with growth and inflation. (Greg Stotelmyer)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Since the recession hit in 2008, Kentucky has been one of the worst states in terms of cuts to elementary and secondary education funding. According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Kentucky ranks 10th worst in overall funding cuts – mor ...Read More

Ashley Wineland, above, is optimistic about what the Paris climate agreement will bring to Missouri. (Wineland)

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ST. LOUIS – The Paris agreement is being called a major turning point when it comes to the global approach to climate change, but advocates returning to the U.S. say there is still much work to be done at home. Ashley Wineland, 23, was in Paris as part of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra C ...Read More

A majority of Tennesseans are caregivers or have cared for an adult at some point in their life, according to a new AARP Tennessee survey of registered voters in the state. (Ladyheart/morguefile.com)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Chances are most of us feel like we're burning the candle at both ends this month, but the demands of the holidays are exaggerated for the thousands of caregivers in Tennessee. A new survey from AARP Tennessee of 800 registered voters found 60 percent of respondents are currently ...Read More

North Carolina juries and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in fewer cases, according to data released by the Death Penalty Information Center. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com)

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The death penalty is on the books in North Carolina, but not on the minds of the justice system. There were no new death sentences this year in the Tar Heel State, and it's been nearly a decade since there was an execution in the state. Gretchen Engel, executive director of ...Read More

Americans generate about 25 million extra tons of waste during the holiday season. (earl53/morguefile)

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INDIANAPOLIS – The most wonderful time of the year is also the most wasteful. Household trash increases by an estimated 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, according to the Indiana Recycling Coalition. Carey Hamilton, the coalition’s executive director, encourages Hoos ...Read More

ColoradoCare's Amendment 69 on next year's ballot promises to cover more residents than the Affordable Care Act at a lower cost to consumers. (Jeremy Campbell/Wikimedia Commons)

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DENVER - One of the state's leading non-partisan voices has endorsed ColoradoCare, a health care plan on next year's November ballot. Barb Mattison, president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, says the initiative would ensure all of the state's residents have access to mental health and s ...Read More

Florida is ranked 15th in the nation for smoking cessation and prevention spending, according to a new report. (robertjojorge/morguefile)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The number of Florida high school kids who smoke has dropped to an all-time low, according to new data analyzing the impact of what states spend on smoking prevention-and-cessation programs. According to the report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, this year Florida wil ...Read More

One-point-six million Pennsylvanians serve as unpaid family caregivers. (Jonathan Banks/flickr.com)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Advocates are asking the State Senate to pass a bill that would give those caring for family members at home some needed help, at no expense to the state. The CARE Act passed in the House last June, but so far the bill hasn't come to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Bill Johnsto ...Read More

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