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Archive: June 3, 2015

PHOTO: You never know who might show up at a summer meal site! Seattle Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson visited with kids last summer to help United Way-sponsored sites reach a summer goal of serving 1 million meals. Photo courtesy United Way of King County.
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SEATTLE - As school lets out for the summer, students may not lose touch with their friends - but could lose the free or reduced-price meals they'd normally receive at school. More than 150 community organizations in Washington work to remedy that by sponsoring summer meal sites. One challenge is m ...Read More

PHOTO: The Chicago Youth Storage Initiative is working to develop storage programs that can create some stability for homeless youth. Photo credit: Pedro J. Perez/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's one thing to not have a place to lay your head at night, but many homeless youths in Illinois also do not have a place to keep their personal belongings. The Chicago Youth Storage Initiative was developed after the 2014 LGBTQ Youth Summit. Project coordinator Tracy Baim, pu ...Read More

Photo: A proposed merger of cable TV giants Charter Communications and Time-Warner Cable could result in hundreds of job losses in Wisconsin, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison telecommunications expert. Barry Orton says consolidation of the companies would mean higher cable rates for Wisconsinites and hundreds of jobs lost as the former competitors would combine services. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis. - In a deal which would affect millions of Wisconsinites and one in every six American households, Charter Communications is proposing an acquisition of Time-Warner Cable. According to nationally recognized telecommunications expert Barry Orton, this is bad news for consumers. While t ...Read More

Idaho is the top 10 in successfully serving summer meals to low-income students, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Credit: USDA.

POCATELLO, Idaho - Idaho is serving up a winner for children when it comes to summer nutrition. A report from the Food Research and Action Center shows Idaho is in the top 10 when it comes to feeding low-income children when school is out for the summer. The Gem State reached about 23 percent of th ...Read More

PHOTO: More Coloradans have health insurance since Obamacare became law. Advocates say that's good news, but now it's time to make sure people can access the care they need reliably and that costs are contained. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

DENVER - The numbers are in for Obamacare in Colorado. The percentage of uninsured has dropped from 17 percent to 11 percent, more than 150,000 signed up through Connect for Health Colorado, and 70,000 more were added through Medicaid expansion. Increased coverage is good news, said Lynn Quincy, as ...Read More

PHOTO: Local scientists say a massive fish kill this weekend on Long Island is another signal that more needs to be done to curb nitrogen pollution in local bays. Photo credit: Stephan Beaumont/Red Vault Productions.

NEW YORK - If anyone needed a new sign of nitrogen pollution problems in New York, scientists say the tens of thousands of bait fish that washed ashore on Long Island this weekend are prime indicators. Carl LoBue, senior marine scientist for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island, said the most rece ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report documents how five U.S. cities have leveraged solar to lower municipal energy bills, taxes and pollution. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy.

AUSTIN, Texas - Some U.S. cities are using solar power to cut their energy bills, and a new report shows how mid-sized cities could install as much as 5,000 megawatts of solar on municipal property with little to no upfront cash. Report author John Farrell, director of the Institute for Local Self- ...Read More

Photo: More than 14,000 children in North Carolina are diagnosed with autism. A bill before the State Assembly would require insurers pay for a limited amount of treatment. Photo credit: tangle eye/

RALEIGH, N.C. - Almost 14,000 North Carolina children are diagnosed with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and those children aren't guaranteed coverage for their treatment. It largely depends on their insurance provider, but a bill passed in the State Senate and ...Read More

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