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Archive: June 2, 2015

GRAPHIC: Hundreds of Palestinian children are detained by the Israeli military each year, and human rights organizations from Illinois are attending a congressional briefing today on the effects on children and their families. Graphic courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Faith-based and human rights groups from Illinois are joining others Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to call for an end to the detention of Palestinian children by Israel. A congressional briefing will feature the testimony of Palestinian-American children, including Tariq Abu Khdeir ...Read More

PHOTO: Two new reports measuring how women fare across the nation show Colorado women fall short in work and family policies, and in political leadership. Photo courtesy of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

DENVER - Colorado got its report card on the status of women in key areas, and compared with men, the grades aren't good. Two new reports, the last of a seven-part series published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), show Colorado and the nation fall short on work and family polici ...Read More

Caregivers at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center celebrate their union election win after the vote count last Thursday. Courtesy SEIU Local 49.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - About 1,100 hospital workers at Peacehealth's Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Eugene and Springfield have voted to join a union. They'll soon be negotiating their first contract as part of SEIU Local 49. Doctors and nurses at the facility are already unionized, and now they're j ...Read More

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Jackson County's Ordinance 635 is legal. It gives farmers of crops from genetically-modified seeds one more harvest in the county, and then prohibits GMO crops from being planted. Credit: Mitesh Take/Morguefile.

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Jackson County ordinance prohibiting farming genetically-engineered crops in the county goes into effect as scheduled this Friday, June 5, after a court challenge to stop it has failed. Two farms took their case to U.S. District Court late last year, saying they plant geneti ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA says its final Clean Power Plant is coming in August, which could affect energy generation at TVA facilities like the Tellico Dam. Photo credit: Tennessee Valley Authority, Wikimedia Commons.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The EPA is expected to issue its final rules on greenhouse gas limits for power plants in August. According to published reports, the government is targeting a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. Dian Grueneich, a research scholar in energy efficiency at Stanford Un ...Read More

PHOTO: As the 2015 hurricane season gets underway, insurance experts recommend consumers do a double-check of insurance policies to make sure they're fully covered. Photo credit: SpriotGirl04/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - This week marks the beginning of the 2015 hurricane season in the U.S., and with the significant risk of hurricane damage in Florida – from the state's extensive coastline to the interior – insurance experts say it's a good time for Floridians to do a check-up on thei ...Read More

PHOTO: During two forums this week, Indiana organizations and agencies will share information about programs and resources for kids and young adults to promote safety and positive development. Photo credit: Mary R. Vogt/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Community leaders in Indiana are coming together this summer to encourage young people to make healthy and safe choices during their time away from school. The first of two public forums is being held Tuesday in Indianapolis to discuss ways to offer opportunities that can steer kids ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed $1.1 billion tax increase to benefit the state's education system has sailed through the Nevada Legislature. Photo courtesy Gov. Sandoval's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - State lawmakers are giving the nod to Governor Brian Sandoval's effort to modernize Nevada's education system through a $1.1 billion tax increase. Senate Bill 483 received the necessary two-thirds support in both the state Assembly and Senate to ensure passage, and the bill now ...Read More

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