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Archive: March 9, 2015

PHOTO: An analysis shows solid demand for alternative and renewable fuels such as E85. Driving a flex-fuel vehicle can make a huge difference in air quality, because of the substantially reduced tailpipe and noxious gas emissions. Using E85 also significantly reduces CO2 emissions, which contribute to global climate change. (Photo credit: Clean Wisconsin)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Demand for E85 and other alternative and renewable fuels such as bio-diesel will continue strong at least through 2023, according to an analysis from the Fuels Institute. The analysis is good news for air quality in the state, according to Danielle Clark, coordinator of th ...Read More

PHOTO: Campaign money played a bigger role in 2014 than in any mid-term in history. But that's not stopping civic and community groups from trying to keep elections clean.  Image credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr.

DENVER - The corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to recent reports by Clean Slate Now and the Center for Responsive Politics. They show last year's mid-term election was the most expensive in history. Outside spending on Senate elections has more than doubled since ...Read More

PHOTO: With the Great Recession leading to unemployment, foreclosures and other financial difficulties, there was also an increase in the number of middle-aged and older adults in the U.S. who took their own lives. Photo credit: Victor/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There's been a significant increase in suicides among middle-aged and older adults, and it appears a portion of the rise can be attributed to the Great Recession. A new study shows that suicide rates in the U.S. for those aged 40 to 64 rose sharply from 2007 to 2010, and ex ...Read More

PHOTO: Annual exams and other preventive measures are among the health-care services on the line for more than 122,000 Missouri women, according to a new study. Photo credit: click/morguefile.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The oral arguments have been made and as thousands of Missourians watch and wait to see if they still will be able to afford health insurance a new study highlights just how much of an impact the King versus Burwell case could have on the state. The Supreme Court will decide if t ...Read More

PHOTO: Court Appointed Special Advocates in Indiana advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children whose families are involved with the child welfare system. Photo credit: Stephan Hochhaus.

INDIANAPOLIS - Special volunteers in Indiana are helping to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. The Indiana Supreme Court's state director and court-appointed special advocate Leslie Dunn says there are thousands in the child welfare system who go to court alone with no ...Read More

PHOTO: Libraries offer hundreds of dollars worth of information at no cost that can help guide Nevadans through the process of starting a small business. Photo courtesy National Endowment for the Humanities.

LAS VEGAS - People in Nevada who are pursuing their dream of starting a small business can save some money by accessing free services available through their local library. Joe Stoner, chairman of the Southern District with the Nevada Library Association, says libraries have abundant information o ...Read More

PHOTO: It is hardly a sweeping vista when it's marred by haze. The EPA says the Clean Air Act includes keeping air haze-free in national parks and wilderness areas, but several states have challenged the agency's plans to accomplish that, most recently in the Grand Canyon. Photo credit: Air Resource Specialists, Inc., for National Park Service.

SAN FRANCISCO – Today in U.S. Appeals Court in San Francisco, the state of Arizona is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency in a case with implications for air quality across the country. The EPA steps in with a plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas wh ...Read More

Photo: The constitutionality of Tennessee's voter ID law is being called into question with a lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in Nashville. Photo courtesy:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee's voter ID law may have its day in court now that a group of college students has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the state is violating rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution. At issue is the exclusion of student ID cards from the accepted list of v ...Read More

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