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Archive: December 28, 2015

A report by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative recommends states take steps to promote normalcy among children living in foster care. (JoeysPhotos/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Eight-thousand children in Tennessee are spending the holiday break with their foster families, and recent efforts at the national and state level are making it easier for them to experience a normal childhood. The federal Strengthening Families Act, signed into law last year, r ...Read More

A proposed change by the IRS could prompt some nonprofits to collect donor information for gift valued at more than $250. (DodgertonSkillhause/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The cleanup from the holiday is under way, and so is the clean-out of unwanted items that will make their way to nonprofits in North Carolina. As the tax year comes to a close, folks are making last-minute donations to charities, but an Internal Revenue Service proposal could promp ...Read More

Most people who have seen Oregon's Painted Hills in Wheeler County have traversed some part of the surrounding land that's now up for wilderness protection in Congress. (Bob DenOuden)

FOSSIL, Ore. - It's been almost a year since legislation to create new wilderness in north-central Oregon was introduced in Congress, and its backers are hoping 2016 is the "Year of Sutton Mountain." All told, local support for adding 58,000 acres of federal wilderness around the Painted Hills, par ...Read More

With the gift-giving season over, Minnesota food shelves say food donations still are needed. (iStockphoto)

ST PAUL, Minn. - The holiday giving season may be over, but some local food shelves say the need for food donations isn't going anywhere. The coordinators behind the state's largest food drive, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, say they're already preparing for the event even though it's stil ...Read More

A new report shows opportunity in the United States is increasingly limited by where a person lives. (Dipankan001/Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - Where you grow up has a lot to do with your opportunities for success in life, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. Sarah Edelman, the study's co-author, says because rentals are too expensive in high-opportunity areas, places with good jobs and schools, a ...Read More

Advocates are confident that more policies to help older Michiganders will be coming in 2016. (Carlton Browne/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - As they applaud successes this year in supporting older adults, some Michigan policy advocates are looking ahead to 2016's legislative priorities. A recent victory, says Melissa Seifert associate state director for government affairs with AARP Michigan, was the unanimous passage of ...Read More

Advocates for the homeless say Illinois' budget battle is tying up more than $100 million set aside for affordable housing. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois has gone about half a year without a state budget, and advocates for the homeless say that's tying up more than a $100 million set aside for affordable-housing programs. According to a new report from Housing Action Illinois and other groups, the state has seven dedica ...Read More

A bipartisan agreement in Congress to save the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit will mean money in the pockets of more than 150,000 Wisconsin families. (monkeybusinessimages/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - More than 150,000 working families in Wisconsin and their 300,000 children got a nice Christmas present from Congress, according to Jon Peacock, director of the Wisconsin Budget Project. The bipartisan agreement to preserve the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, which ...Read More

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