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Archive: December 31, 2015

A children's advocacy group is helping to put context to Minnesota's high cost of child-care centers. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For married couples with children, Minnesota recently was ranked the least-affordable state in America when it comes to paying for child-care centers. For many Minnesota parents, the average cost for that care comes in at about $14,000, which can be more expensive than state colle ...Read More

After a year marked by racial and religious tensions, there are hopes for peace in the New Year.(Maryhere/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - From Gov. Rick Snyder's unwelcoming stance on refugees to racial tensions fueled by police shootings, 2015 seemed to be lacking "peace on earth and goodwill toward men." But some faith groups are optimistic that 2016 can bring about tolerance and respect. Randy Block, director of ...Read More

Immigrant-owned businesses are helping revive some Ohio neighborhoods. (Kailey Sherrick)<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time of controversy for refugees in the U.S., a story of acceptance in an Ohio community is coming to light. The narrative of Bhutanese grocer Naresh Subba is featured in Belt Magazine. He arrived on a student visa in 2002 and four years later, helped his family, friends and ...Read More

2016 will see renewed efforts to protect the LGBT community in Indiana. (Freedom Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS - The new Indiana legislative session kicks off with another debate about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and the group Freedom Indiana says its task is to convince policymakers that protecting all segments of society is what people want. The Hoosier State got a lot of f ...Read More

There's a new governor in the first-floor office at the state Capitol and he's moving fast to overhaul how Medicaid is delivered in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Saying cost is the "primary" concern, Gov. Matt Bevin says his administration will seek federal waivers to change how Medicaid is delivered in Kentucky. The new governor has been critical of Medicaid expansion, which has provided coverage to more than 400,000 uninsured Kentuckians ...Read More

In New York dispensaries, medical marijuana will only be available as capsules, liquid or oil. (Aney/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - Medical marijuana dispensaries could open in New York state next week, but patients may still be waiting to get access. The Compassionate Care Act, signed into law in July of last year, set Jan. 5, 2016 as a target date for up to 20 dispensaries to open statewide. But Julie Netherland o ...Read More

Transportation on demand is just one of the ways technology and social media are evolving in the lifestyle realm. (M. Shand)

MIAMI, Fla. - As people across Florida prepare to ring in 2016, a consumer technology expert says a safer, healthier new year could be just a few swipes away. New Year's Eve parties used to mean keeping the number of a cab company in your pocket and hoping they'd answer, but consumer technology co ...Read More

Three groups are asking that wolves be returned to Oregon's Endangered Species list. (jak/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Wolves could get a fighting chance at a comeback in the New Year in Oregon, after three conservation groups filed a lawsuit this week asking that the state put wolves back on the Endangered Species list. Early this month, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist ...Read More

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