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Archive: May 5, 2015

PHOTO: It's a Mother's Day celebration of a different sort, as moms from across the state plan to meet in Lansing today to discuss the importance family-friendly policies with lawmakers. Photo courtesy Danielle Atkinson.

LANSING, Mich. - It's a "mom's day out" with a purpose as dozens of mothers will gather at the state capitol today to raise their voices about the issues facing women and families in Michigan. Danielle Atkinson, founding director with the group Mothering Justice, is the driving force behind the f ...Read More

PHOTO: Child welfare organizations in Ohio are working to better coordinate services for at-risk children and their families. Photo credit: taschik/Flickr.<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio children fall into the child welfare system when the developmental disabilities, juvenile court or mental health systems are unable to meet their needs. Maureen Corcoran is a consultant specializing in children's health issues at Vorys Health Care Advisors. She says whi ...Read More

PHOTO: The push is on to ensure that the largest buildings in the state are monitoring their energy usage, which advocates say will save money, create jobs and help clear the air by reducing coal use. Photo credit: SDRandCO/morguefile.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Most people wouldn't buy a car without looking at the miles-per-gallon rating and environmental advocates think it's just as important to know the energy performance of Missouri's largest buildings. The push is on to promote benchmarking across the state. Emily Andrews, executive ...Read More

PHOTO: The May issue of AARP Bulletin uses the Livability Index to identify the most livable places in the country for people age 50 plus. Eighteen California cities received high marks in the study, with San Francisco's South of Market named as one of the 10 Most Livable Neighborhoods in the country. Photo courtesy: AARP.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new online tool is giving Californians a chance to take a closer look at their neighborhoods. Christina Clem, adviser State Operations with AARP California, says people can use the Livability Index to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future n ...Read More

PHOTO: A federal court in Chicago recently approved a policy that bans the use of solitary confinement of juveniles held by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The use of juvenile solitary confinement in Illinois will soon become a relic of the past. A federal judge has approved a new policy negotiated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union that bans the use of solitary confinement for juv ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Center for American Progress, more than half of workers who would receive a raise under a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $12 an hour are women. Photo credit: Mahat Tattva Dasa/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Momentum is building to raise the federal minimum wage, and a new analysis shows working women in Indiana and other states would benefit the most. Last week, the Raise the Wage Act (S.1150) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. It would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 per ...Read More

PHOTO: Human rights advocates gathered at the GEO Aurora Detention Facility calling for an end to the policy of locking families, including children, who are seeking asylum. Photo credit: Sean Ays.

DENVER - Human rights advocates rallied over the weekend and held a candlelight vigil last night in Aurora calling for an end to the detention of families seeking asylum as refugees. The demonstrations are part of a national week of action urging the Obama administration and Immigration and Custo ...Read More

Photo: May is National Asthma Awareness Month, and health experts advise North Carolinians to reduce exposure to air pollution and allergens. Photo credit: Alviman/

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 100 people died from asthma in North Carolina in 2013, according to the most recent data available. Thousands more have the chronic disease of the respiratory system, which is made even more difficult by spring pollen and other allergens. Karen Yeatts, co-chair of the Ast ...Read More

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