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Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: March 19, 2015

PHOTO: Students attended an assistive technologies workshop at the Denver Public Library recently where they learned how smart tablets apps can help people with learning disabilities. Photo credit: Beau Giles/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - If your child learns differently and is struggling in school, there may be an app for that. Students with learning disabilities attended a workshop at the Denver Public Library recently where they discovered how tools like audio books can help people with dyslexia. Sally Pistilli, parent ...Read More

PHOTO: Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Bradley Warady is optimistic the results of a new study published today could help keep some kids with kidney disease off dialysis and the transplant list. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar/Children's Mercy.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released today that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady, pediatric nephrologist of Children's Mercy ...Read More

PHOTO: In the Medford area, lower-income new or expectant moms can earn vouchers for taking healthy steps for themselves and their babies. The vouchers can be redeemed for baby supplies. Photo courtesy of Jackson Care Connect.
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MEDFORD, Ore. - A Medford health plan is taking a unique approach to encourage new mothers to get their babies off to the best possible start and it's hoping the idea spreads to other parts of the state. In Jackson County, Jackson Care Connect is rewarding its expectant members for taking healthy ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Opponents say a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature could result in consumers paying the equivalent of a 218 percent interest rate on a loan. Graphic credit: The White House.

PHOENIX - The Arizona State Senate is considering a bill, already approved by the House, which opponents say could allow payday lenders to issue loans with costs equaling an annual interest rate of more than 200 percent. Cynthia Zwick, executive director with the Arizona Community Action Associati ...Read More

PHOTO: State lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow teen parents age 15 and over to get birth control without the consent of their parents or guardians. Photo credit: Parenting Patch/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Reproductive health advocates are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow teen parents age 15 and older to get birth control without the consent of their parents or guardians. The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Wednesday in support of the bill from ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolinians are reporting a reduction in their state tax refund, or in some cases, a higher tax bill after the state eliminated tax credits. Photo credit: Jane M. Swayer/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - If you're among the North Carolinians who have already filed your taxes, you may have noticed your state tax burden is a little greater this year. Greg Elder, a Spruce Pine tax preparer for H & R Block, says the state's decision to eliminate tax credits like the earned-income tax cr ...Read More

PHOTO: Resiliency is considered a protective factor for kids in the world of preventing child abuse and neglect, as well as an important skill in healing from abuse. An expert says the skill can be taught. Photo credit: cat6719/pixabay.com

BALTIMORE - Being resilient helps protect families during times of stress, and helps with healing when there has been abuse or neglect. Resilience is a child-abuse prevention strategy being employed in Maryland, and Pat Stanislaski, director at Partnering for Prevention, says research shows some peo ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of legislation that would reduce the punishment for marijuana possession in Illinois say it would help reduce the prison population. House Bill 218 would eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana possession of up to 30 grams, replacing them with a $100 fine. Photo credit: diseldemon/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Correctional facilities in Illinois are over capacity, and supporters say a bill under consideration in Springfield would help reduce the prison population. House Bill 218, introduced by Representative Kelly Cassidy of Chicago, decriminalizes possession of small amounts of mariju ...Read More

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