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Archive: December 21, 2015

AARP North Dakota is looking for volunteers to help provide free tax services. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax season is almost here, and for many North Dakotans it can be a stressful process. But free help is available from the AARP Foundation, which is currently looking for volunteers for its annual tax preparation program. Fritz Schwindt, who is coordinating this year's effo ...Read More

Wood pellets made from biomass. (New England Wood Pellet Company)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new business report says the Granite State has a major opportunity to accelerate the growth of clean energy and the state economy by enacting a program that charges producers of carbon dioxide. Steven Walker is founder of the New England Wood Pellet Company, which produces ...Read More

Ohio has reduced the use of solitary confinement in their juvenile facilities. (KConnors/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio stands out as a leader in reducing the use of solitary confinement as punishment in youth correctional facilities. A survey from national law firm Lowenstein Sandler finds 10 other states still allow juvenile justice centers to use solitary confinement indefinitely to punish ch ...Read More

Nearly a quarter of adults and 15 percent of high school students in Tennessee smoke, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee collected $400 million last year from its tax on tobacco and the settlement made with cigarette companies in the 1990s, and spent only $5 million of that, a little more than 1 percent, on tobacco prevention programs. That's significantly lower than the recommende ...Read More

Many popular video games played by children have characters who smoke. (Truth Initiative)

INDIANAPOLIS – Before buying a video game for a young person on your holiday list, checking the warning label might be a good idea – and even then, it might not tell you everything you need to know. Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco group, says smoking appears in 42 percent of ...Read More

The U.S. Postal Service receives, and helps answer, millions of letters to Santa each year. (USPS)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - At a time when "goodwill toward men" may seem to be in short supply, many kids across Missouri and the nation will have their holiday wishes answered by perfect strangers, just because they dropped a letter in the mail. It's a timeless tradition, kids writing to Santa, and for ...Read More

For new refugees, the first year in the U.S. is the hardest, but most are able to build better lives. (Int'l. Rescue Committee)
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SEATTLE – A Washington man is observing the nation's immigration debate from the unique perspective of someone who has helped refugees resettle in the U.S. for almost 40 years. Bob Johnson retires next month as executive director of the International Rescue Committee's Seattle office. In h ...Read More

Supporters say new limits on the mercury and other toxins coal (orange) and oil (white) power plants can emit will save thousands of lives. (Earthjustice)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - After a 20-year court fight, the EPA is set to put power plant pollution rules in place that supporters say will save thousands of lives a year. Industry lawsuits had stopped the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards from going into effect at coal and oil-fired power stations around ...Read More

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