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Archive: April 10, 2015

PHOTO: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signs House Bill 8, legislation that extends civil protection orders to dating partners, but doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1. Photo by Lisa Gabbard.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It took those who advocate for domestic-violence victims seven years to convince Kentucky lawmakers to extend protections to dating partners. When the legislation finally made it out of the General Assembly, 137 of the 138 lawmakers voted for the bill. The legislation, House Bill 8 ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that one in six American households said there were times they couldn't afford to buy food in 2014, many relied on community food banks such as the one above. Photo credit: BotMultichillT/Wikimedia Commons.
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AUSTIN, Texas - While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps - now known as SNAP benefits - a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows that millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, "How Hungry is America?," found that ...Read More

PHOTO: The battle over how best to negotiate foreign trade agreements is expected to soon heat up in Washington, D.C., as the Obama administration pushes for fast-track authority on deals such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Photo credit: greensefa/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A growing coalition of American food and farm groups is calling for rejection of a plan to give President Obama fast-track negotiating authority on foreign-trade agreements. The proposal, which may be introduced as early as next week, would allow the administration to negotiate tr ...Read More

PHOTO: New protections against hostile work environments are coming for state employees, as Minnesota Management and Budget releases a new Respectful Workplace Policy. Photo credit: John Michaelson.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - After more than three years in the making, Minnesota today is rolling out new rules to help prevent bullying on the job for the state's nearly 40,000 public employees. The Respectful Workplace Policy was created by Minnesota Management and Budget with input from such groups as the ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri groups ranging from trade unions to the Sierra Club are asking Congress to slow down and open the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations to the same scrutiny given other important legislation. Photo credit: kconnors/morguefile.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After years of closed-door negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is getting closer to being presented to Congress - and many Missouri organizations, including environmental and labor groups, say they have serious concerns about the deal. The TPP is a massive international t ...Read More

PHOTO: The Holston River is listed as the third

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Tennessee is the only state in the nation to have two rivers listed as "endangered" by the environmental group American Rivers. The Holston River, in the northeast part of the state, ranks third on the list and the Harpeth River in middle Tennessee is listed ninth out of 10. Eri ...Read More

PHOTO: According to Environment Ohio, intense storms have led to a 12 percent increase in precipitation Ohioans have experienced over the past 40 years, and temperatures have risen 1.5 degrees over the last five generations. Photo credit: missprint2/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It may have been a stormy childhood for Ohio's millennial generation. Literally. A new report from the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center found that today's young adults are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than did previous generations. According t ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians risk going hungry and don't always have enough money to buy food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - One Pennsylvanian in seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in places such as Philadelphia. According to the national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians live with food hardship ...Read More

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