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A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

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Archive: May 11, 2015

Photo: Turquoise Takeover is a part of National Women's Lung Health Week, the second week in May. The American Lung Association uses the color turquoise, as seen here on the hands of these volunteers, to help bring awareness to the fact that lung cancer kills more women than the next three cancers combined. Many Wisconsin buildings and landmarks will be illuminated in turquoise this week to help draw attention to the need for research funding to beat lung cancer. Photo credit: ALA of Wisconsin

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The second full week in May is National Women's Lung Health Week. Kim Schmidt is a member of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin's Leadership Board and chair of the Lung Force Women's Cabinet. She says people don't realize what a horrible killer lung cancer is. Lung ...Read More

PHOTO: Monday kicks off four days of collaborations, trainings and alliance-building in downtown Denver to address poverty issues and change communities. Photo credit: U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed May 11-14 Community Action Week in sync with a conference bringing together policy makers, nonprofit groups and government and social service agencies for a series of educational, training and planning sessions around poverty. Amy Beres, a ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but a proposal to increase that to $10.10 an hour is percolating in Lexington. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With Kentucky's minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour, the battleground to improve pay for low-income workers has shifted to the local level. In December, the Louisville Metro Council voted to gradually move the minimum wage in Jefferson County to $9 an hour by 2017. Now, th ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota is looking to do more to help an especially vulnerable population of children and babies born to incarcerated mothers. Photo credit: Frank de Kleine/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - They are among the babies who face the biggest hurdles to healthy and successful lives, but more help may soon be on the way with added support for those Minnesota mothers giving birth behind bars. Last year Minnesota passed its first ever law that implemented standards of safety ...Read More

PHOTO: A new Consumers Union Survey finds one-in-three Americans are being hit with a surprise medical bill from an out-of-network provider, but the good news is Connecticut lawmakers appear to be ready to take action on the issue. Credit: Mike Clifford

HARTFORD, Conn. - Nearly one-in-three Americans has experienced the pain of a "surprise" medical bill in the past two years, according to a new national survey, and advocates are hoping Connecticut lawmakers will take action. Chuck Bell, program director with Consumers Union, says these unplanned ...Read More

PHOTO: New analysis predicts that one in six species could become extinct as a result of climate change if no action is taken. Photo credit: Mbz1/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – A new study predicts that as the planet's temperature rises, plant and animal species will become extinct at an increasing rate. The report combines data from every climate extinction model ever published to arrive at its conclusions. The study's author, Mark Urban, an ecol ...Read More

PHOTO: Bees are disappearing in Illinois and around the globe, and scientists say a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids are contributing to the decline in bee colonies.  Photo credit: miniperium/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The sound of a buzzing bee may signal the threat of a sting, but it also means the important pollinators are doing their job as part of a balanced ecosystem. Elizabeth Ouzts, communications director with Environment America, says not only do bees keep gardens beautiful, t ...Read More


PHOENIX - Women in Arizona and everywhere are encouraged to take the time to take better care of their health. That's the message attached to National Women's Health Week, which is this week. Dr. DeShawn Taylor, a gynecologist with Desert Star Family Planning in the Phoenix area, says it's critical ...Read More

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