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Archive: February 11, 2015

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States wants Congress to ban the sale and transportation of horses abroad for human consumption such as these being moved into Mexico. Photo courtesy Kathy Milani/The HSUS.

FALMOUTH, Ky. - No horse slaughter plants operate in the United States, but a leading animal-welfare organization says more than 100,000 horses a year are being shipped abroad into the horsemeat trade. The Humane Society of the United States wants Congress to ban the sale and transportation of hors ...Read More

PHOTO: Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say the proposed trade pact is being negotiated in secret among the 12 nations, including the United States, which are involved. Some say the pact has broad-ranging impact on international trade, and that

MADISON, Wis. - The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement critics call "NAFTA on steroids," has been the subject of largely secretive negotiations among the United States and 11 other nations. What's been leaked about the agreement suggests that it contains huge changes in the way internatio ...Read More

PHOTO: A first committee hearing is set for today in the Minnesota Senate on a bill aiming to better support family caregivers as they help seniors stay at home and independent. Photo credit: AARP.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bipartisan effort to provide more support for the state's many family caregivers is moving ahead at the state Capitol, with the bill getting its first committee hearing in the Minnesota Senate today. Its author in the Senate, state Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, said the CARE ...Read More

PHOTO: The timber industry is just one sector of Oregon's economy watching the Trans-Pacific Partnership's progress for clues about what the massive trade agreement will mean for local jobs and mills. Photo credit: Binkski/

PORTLAND, Ore. - After five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is getting closer to being presented to Congress - and labor, manufacturing and government watchdog groups maintain the results could be disastrous. The TPP is a massive international trade agreement between the United ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center shows that more breakfasts are being served to love-income students in Idaho, ranking the state 17th best in the nation. Graphic courtesy of FRAC.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is maintaining its grades when it comes to serving a nutritious breakfast to low-income students. According to the School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center, more breakfasts are being served, ranking Idaho 17th best; the state was 16th last year. Regi ...Read More

PHOTO: Portable breakfast options, or

LANSING, Mich. - It's the most important meal of the day, and a new report finds that more Michigan children in high-poverty areas are starting the school day with a healthy breakfast. According to the Food Research and Action Center, nearly 330,000 kids across the state took part in the federal Sc ...Read More

PHOTO: For kids at Hoquiam's Central Elementary School, fetching their classroom's portable breakfast cooler is a coveted responsibility at the start of each day. Every child eats a nutritious breakfast in the classroom. Photo courtesy Hoquiam School District.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington has slipped slightly, from 41st to 43rd, among states serving breakfast at school to kids who might otherwise go without. Hunger-fighting advocates in the state say the new national rankings from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) are a wake-up call. They're back ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new report ranks Maryland in the top ten for its rate of school breakfast participation among low-income students. Graphic courtesy of Food Research and Action Center.

BALTIMORE - Maryland has moved up to ninth - from 14th last year - in the new School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center. States were ranked on their rates of getting breakfast to low-income children at school. Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, said ...Read More

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