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Archive: February 19, 2015

Photo: Cesar Bautista has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old and now joins other immigrants in advocating for in-state tuition. (Pictured here with Congressman Jim Cooper who has spoken out in support of immigration reform. (5th District-D). Photo credit: Bautista

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the State Capitol thaws out from the snow and ice, one bill lawmakers are expected to take up this session is legislation (SB0612/HB0675) that would allow undocumented students who graduate from a Tennessee high school to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and uni ...Read More

PHOTO: Childhood is less fun and games and more of a struggle for nearly one-quarter of the state's kids, who are growing up in impoverished households, according to the 2015 Kids Count in Michigan report. Photo credit: gleangenie/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – Nearly one-in-four Michigan children is growing up in poverty, an increase of 35 percent over the past six years, according to the latest Kids Count in Michigan report. The 2015 report finds that the economic recovery is not reaching the state's youngest and most vulnerable r ...Read More

PHOTO: Project Breadís Chef Vanessa LaBranche with students is part of the outreach that is moving the Commonwealth out of the basement when it comes to participation in school breakfast. Courtesy: Project Bread

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education now says instruction provided during the breakfast period can be included in structured learning time, and child nutrition advocates say the decision could turn things around when it comes to reaching low-income children wi ...Read More

PHOTO: It's already estimated that smoking kills nearly a half-million people in this country each year, including thousands in Iowa, but new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Tela Chhe/Flickr.

DES MONIES, Iowa - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,000 d ...Read More

Arkansas is a success story for serving breakfast at school to low-income students.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas is on the honor roll when it comes to serving school breakfast to low-income students. The School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center ranks Arkansas 10th best for serving first meals to nearly 170,000 children. FRAC President Jim Weill ...Read More

MAP: Dominion and its partners are surveying route for the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline and many landowners object. It's one of three proposed pipelines intended to carry gas from Marcellus and Utica fields. Map courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Dominion Energy and partners are running into intense resistance in their efforts to survey for a huge pipeline intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has provoked intense opposition from landowners. Pen Goodall's sheep farm is straddling t ...Read More

PHOTO: Animal rights activist plan to protest tonight's opening of the circus at the Barclays Center. They say it sends the wrong message to kids about ethical treatment of animals. Courtesy: Cappiello PETA

NEW YORK - The big top opens tonight in Brooklyn and animal-rights activists plan to be out in force to protest. Julie Cappiello, co-founder and vice president with Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, says her group will be among those sending a message to those attending the event at the Barclay ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates say Gov. Dannel Malloy's new budget will double the share cost for caregivers help for at risk seniors. Courtesy AARP/Istockphoto/Alexis Rathis

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled his new $40 billion budget on Wednesday, and advocates say it spells bad news for caregivers and the frail Connecticut seniors who need them. Claudio Gualtieri, associate state director of advocacy for AARP Connecticut, says the budget will doubl ...Read More

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