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Archive: June 11, 2015

Photo: Tennesseans paid off credit card debt in the first quarter of this year, but only after accruing significant debt at the end of last year. Photo credit: phototogo2/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans joined the rest of the country in paying off almost $35 billion in credit card debt in the first quarter of this year, according to a study released this week by the credit card comparison site CardHub. While the accomplishment may sound promising, Jill Gonzale ...Read More

PHOTO: As wildfire season gets underway in Nevada, trees that are unusually dry from the ongoing drought may pose a serious fire threat. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

RENO, Nev. – Drought-ravaged trees could pose a serious threat to homeowners and forest communities as Nevada's wildfire season gets underway. Amy Ray, a fire marshal with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, says years of drought has caused many trees to dry out, which could create ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study names 50 hospitals that charge patients more than 10 times the cost of a procedure, and 20 Florida hospitals are on the list. Photo credit: Jane Sawyer/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A new study focusing on high charges by hospitals names 20 Florida facilities among the 50 worst offenders nationwide – with number one being North Okaloosa Medical Center in the panhandle. Published in the journal Health Affairs, the study compares the price hospita ...Read More

PHOTO: Criminal justice activists in Ohio say long term solutions are needed to reduce mass incarceration, which disproportionately impacts communities of color. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federal data on prison populations shows that communities of color are disproportionately affected by mass incarceration in Ohio. Criminal justice reform groups say shortsighted solutions to crime are not the answer. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, while only 12 p ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of postcards from across the state are being sent to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey expressing concern about this year's budget cuts to education, child care and other programs. Photo credit: Troy Wilde.

PHOENIX – Funding cuts to education, child care and other programs resulting from this year's legislative session continue to draw protests from around Arizona. Several nonprofit organizations held a press conference in Phoenix on Wednesday to show hundreds of postcards from Arizonans being s ...Read More

PICTURE: A one-day snapshot of West Virginia domestic violence services taken last fall shows nine requests for help going unmet because of budget cuts. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A snapshot of West Virginia 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 domestic violence progr ...Read More

PHOTO: State employees in Washington plan to call attention to priorities they believe are being ignored in legislative budget negotiations at five events around Western Washington on Thursday. Photo courtesy Washington Federation of State Employees.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State employees are turning up the heat on legislators to get a new budget approved. As hopes for a budget deal dwindle in Olympia, five protest rallies are planned for Thursday afternoon around Western Washington as state workers call attention to higher funding needs for ch ...Read More

PHOTO: A flare burns at an oil field near Bakersfield. Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to stop additional fracking and oil drilling on BLM land in California. Photo credit: Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice.

LOS ANGELES – California environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to allow fracking and oil drilling on more than one million acres of public land. According to Patrick Sullivan with the Center for Biological Diversity, the BLM environmental as ...Read More

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