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A perfect storm is putting a strain on blood-bank supplies; Congress approves Juneteenth as a national holiday.


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Archive: June 11, 2015

PHOTO: A new poll finds 76 percent of public school parents in Minnesota support requiring public schools in the state to meet the national nutrition standards for school meals. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – A majority of Minnesotans in every region of the state, and of every political persuasion, believes schools need to do a better job of providing nutritious food options for their kids. A new survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds 76 percent of Minnesota parents and 82 percen ...Read More

PHOTO: With the recent rise in popularity of backyard chicken coops, experts say it's all the more important that all Michiganders know what to do to prevent the further spread of avian influenza. Photo credit: yoel/morguefile.com

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LANSING, Mich. – With news that the deadly bird flu, which already has killed millions of poultry and captive birds, has been confirmed in Michigan, experts say extra vigilance is needed to help prevent the spread of the disease. Katie Ockert, a 4-H animal science educator at Michigan State ...Read More

Max Page and his daughter Ruthie plan to testify today before the Joint Legislative Committee on Education. Both believe the Commonwealth needs to take a time out from high-stakes testing. Credit: M. Page.

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BOSTON – Lawmakers are expected to get an earful today on the issue of standardized testing, and whether the Commonwealth needs to take a three-year time-out on high stakes tests. Ruthie Page Weinbaum, a sixth-grader from Amherst, says if you add up the time spent preparing for and taking st ...Read More

PHOTO: A Republican proposal being considered at the Wisconsin State Capitol would dismantle the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau. Three 'good government' groups in the state, including Common Cause of Wisconsin, say the attempt is payback for an agency report that exposed gross mismanagement in one of Governor Scott Walker's signature agencies. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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MADISON, Wis. – Calling it a partisan attempt to eliminate an independent entity that can identify and investigate political corruption in Wisconsin, Common Cause and two other watchdog groups have condemned a proposal to eliminate the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau. Jay Heck, director ...Read More

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DENVER - A new report card from the Education Law Center gives Colorado a failing grade when it comes to educating the state's students. The report found public school funding in most states continues to be unfair, shortchanging the nation's 49 million public school students, especially those livin ...Read More

PHOTO: Summer in New Mexico means residents and tourists will be heading to lakes and rivers to cool off and relax, but it also can mean greater risk of drowning. Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Summer in New Mexico can bring an increased risk of drowning, and parents are being encouraged to pay extra close attention to their children. John McPhee, childhood injury prevention coordinator with the New Mexico Safe Kids Coalition, says on average 28 people die from d ...Read More

PHOTO: A one-day snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows requests for help going unmet. According to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, much of that has to do with the cost of maintaining shelters and housing. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – A snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's 15 domestic violence programs p ...Read More

Photo: The outcome of Asheville's case against the state over ownership of its watershed could have statewide implications. Photo credit: bhallu7/morguefile.com

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Western North Carolina – specifically Asheville – is embroiled in a fight with the state over control of the city's water system. At issue is ownership of a 17,000-acre watershed purchased by Asheville almost 90 years ago and the entire distribution system of th ...Read More

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