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Archive: December 7, 2015

With 8,000 Americans retiring every day, retiree advocates Carol Larson and Mary Helen Conroy say incorrect stereotypes are making life more difficult for newly retired people. Credit: annatodica/iStockPhoto

MADISON, Wis. – Two out of every five Wisconsin retirees are at significant risk of depression upon retirement, according to medical studies cited by the founder of a website designed to help retirees. Carol Larson and her friend Mary Helen Conroy found so many fellow retired people with pro ...Read More

Three public hearings are being held this week to determine if applications should be granted for five more charter schools such as this one in Hyannis. Credit: John Phelan via wiki

BOSTON – The public gets its say this week at hearings in Sturbridge, Lynn and Fitchburg in the application process for five proposed charter schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education got input from Brockton and Springfield last week. Maureen Colgan Posner, an elementary sch ...Read More

A new Senate wilderness bill (S. 2341) would protect arctic habitat for wildlife including migratory birds such as the snowy white owl, which sometimes winter in the Granite State. Credit: NaturesPhotoAdventures

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a measure that would protect land in the Arctic, and local conservation advocates say it also will have a major impact on migratory birds that often come south to find food in the Granite State during the winter months. Amateur birder Roger Stephenson says snowy white ow ...Read More

Child welfare advocates are pushing for bipartisan support in extending the Child Tax Credit for low-income families. Credit: Jairojehuel/

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Congress soon will break for the holidays, but there's still a big issue on the table whether or not to make permanent or even just extend parts of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Child welfare advocates, such as David Lloyd, director of the Fiscal Polic ...Read More

As the Paris climate talks continue, rural organizations, leaders and experts are asking for their concerns to be heard. Credit: IATP

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As world leaders continue to discuss this week at the Paris climate talks how to limit greenhouse gas emissions, rural groups back home in the U.S. are laying out their environmental concerns. Members of the Rural Climate Network have compiled a list of issues on which they ...Read More

North Dakota will be hosting educational seminars to help child welfare professionals aid child victims of sex trafficking. Credit: iStock

BISMARCK, N.D. – Child sex trafficking continues to be a problem in North Dakota. To help with that, the state's Department of Human Services will be co-hosting four free training sessions on the issue this month. Starting next week, human trafficking experts will be talking with social wo ...Read More

Utah is launching a new program to better children's lives called Evidence2Success. Courtesy: Annie E. Casey Foundation

SALT LAKE CITY - Kearns Township in Salt Lake County is gearing up to launch a new program called Evidence2Success that takes a hard look at what's going on in kids' lives, then focuses attention on the solutions that show the most promise. The program uses data from the state SHARP survey which ...Read More

Housekeepers are protesting for the third time this year what they say are hazardous conditions at a Tempe resort hotel. Credit: KConnors/

TEMPE, Ariz. – Housekeeping workers at a resort hotel in Tempe are holding a vigil in front of their employer's property to protest what they say are hazardous working conditions. Members of the Unite Here hospitality workers' union began a 10-day protest this weekend over reports of numerou ...Read More

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