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Archive: May 13, 2015

Photo: Disgraced former Republican State Assembly Leader Scott Jensen has been named

MADISON, Wis. - Saying the citizens have a right to know who's pulling the levers of power in the state Legislature, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign has launched a new feature called "Influence Peddler of the Month." The feature will be part of the group's website, wisdc.org, according ...Read More

PHOTO: The search is on to find and honor older Minnesotans who are making a difference in their communities through volunteer work. Photo credit: ccbarr/Flickr.

ST, PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota continues to grow older, the aging process is changing - and that has many older adults finding a new purpose in life through volunteering. Minnesota has one of the highest volunteer rates in the nation, with around 40 percent of older adults actively helping out in t ...Read More

PHOTO: With an increasing number of Iowans impacted by energy transmission projects, new research points to key strategies for landowners in cases that may involve eminent domain. Photo credit: Western Area Power/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the changing landscape of energy transmission in Iowa often comes the contentious use of eminent domain, but new research says the shortcomings can and must be addressed because a growing number of the population is being impacted. Johnathan Hladik, a senior policy advocate ...Read More

PHOTO: Home-care workers want the ability to put 23 cents an hour of their pay into a trust fund for future retirement benefits, but the idea is getting pushback from some state senators. Photo credit: Sarah Lloyd.
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CENTRALIA, Wash. - A bus tour isn't part of most home-care workers' days, but on Tuesday, dozens participated in a "Day of Action" to advocate for retirement savings for people in their industry. The bus made strategic stops in the communities of some Republican state legislators who oppose the ide ...Read More

PHOTO: The cargo-shipping business is booming at the Port of Seattle, prompting some to ask why the port needs to open its Terminal 5 to a company that repairs oil rigs. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle.

SEATTLE - Port of Seattle commissioners will appeal a Seattle Department of Planning and Development finding against a Shell Oil contractor leasing Terminal 5 as its homeport for repairing oil rigs on their way to Alaska. But late Tuesday, port commissioners also voted to warn the contractor that it ...Read More

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A campaign to end distracted driving has launched in Wyoming, targeting teens in classrooms and other settings this month. Keeping kids safe on the road has changed as technology has become a distraction. Texting while driving boosts the risk of a crash by a factor of 23, said Scot ...Read More

Photo: Florida's honeybee population is increasing, while bees in other parts of the country are declining. Photo credit: kakisky/morguefile.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While the rest of the country battles declining bee populations, Florida is doing something right, according to apiary experts in the state. Department of Agriculture officials say the number of beehives has increased from 900 to 3,600 in the past eight years. David Westervelt, ...Read More

Photo: Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would cap payday-loan interest rates in the state. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Payday lending is alive and well in Tennessee, but consumer advocates are critical of its high interest rates and what they call predatory business practices. A bill in the state House of Representatives aims to cap the interest rate charged by lenders at 28 percent. Currently, l ...Read More

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