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Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: April 23, 2015

PHOTO: A new bike helmet is just one key to safer summer fun for Washington children. This weekend's YMCA Healthy Kids Day activities at many 'Y' locations will include helmet-fitting and giveaways. Photo courtesy of Group Health Cooperative.

SEATTLE - This Saturday across the state, many YMCA locations are having Healthy Kids Day events to start the summer with tips on bike, water and sun safety. Pediatrician Dr. Paula Lozano is an assistant medical director for preventive care with Group Health. She says most summer safety guidelines ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Oregon says the typical family caregiver is a woman in her 60s who works full or part-time and helps her older parent with transportation and chores, and often oversees medications and personal finances. Photo credit: click/

SALEM, Ore. - A new AARP survey of Oregonians ages 45 and older finds most of them are, or one day will be, caregivers for an aging family member. Groups that want the state to acknowledge that, and pitch in to help, converge on the Capitol today. As lawmakers wrestle with budget decisions, the "C ...Read More

PHOTO: Two laws on child sex trafficking have cleared the state Legislature, but millions of young people remain at risk in an industry that generates $9.8 billion annually. According to the U.S. Justice Department, the average age of victims recruited into prostitution is 12 years old. Photo credit: James Revgot/Flickr Commons.

DENVER - A law that would update how Colorado handles child sex trafficking passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, but victims won't see any changes until 2016, if at all. House Bill 1019 would have brought Colorado in line with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a federal law ...Read More

PHOTO: People convicted of a felony would be able to vote immediately upon their release from prison or jail under a bill to be debated today in the Minnesota Senate. Photo credit: Vox Efx/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Debate is expected today in the Minnesota Senate on a bill that includes a proposal to allow people convicted of felonies to vote immediately upon their release from jail or prison. Currently, those convicted of a felony are unable to vote until they're no longer on parole, ...Read More

PHOTO: A controversial package of bills that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve those who violate there religious beliefs is headed to the state Senate for a vote. Photo credit: acrylicartist/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - As 3,000 Michigan children sit waiting for adoptive families, legislation which would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve those that violate their religious beliefs, such as same-sex or unmarried couples, has advanced in Lansing. Randy Block, director with the M ...Read More

Photo: The increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco for hookah pipes are cause for concern for the CDC and FDA. Photo credit: haml/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity and new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates some of its success is due in part to a popularity among middle and high schoolers. New information indicates ...Read More

Photo: Proposed legislation in the State Assembly would allow property owners to pursue damages against whistleblowers. Photo courtesy: HSUS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Humane Society of the United States recently submitted a commercial to select TV stations across the state, highlighting why it opposes so-called ag-gag legislation (SB 433/HB 405) to punish whistleblowers on factory farms. "Animal cruelty at Butterball and Pilgrim fact ...Read More

An online tool is now live that allows you to compare towns, cities and states using the AARP Livability Index that crunches more than 60 factors. Credit: Wikimedia Commons - Iracaz

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's one of those vexing questions: How do you know if you are living in the right place? Comparison shopping for towns and cities now is available on the web. It all comes down to "livability" according to Erica Michalowski, associate state director for community outreach with AA ...Read More

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