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Archive: June 8, 2015

Photo: June is Dairy Month, and the University of Wisconsin Extension has teamed up with the nation's largest organic farming cooperative, Organic Valley, based in La Farge, Wis., in a project to make pastures as productive, nutritious and sustainable as possible. Photo credit: UW Extension

MADISON, Wis. – Pastures are critical in America's Dairyland, and not all of them are created equal. Some are much higher quality than others. Wisconsin ranks first in the nation in the number of organic dairy farms, so the University of Wisconsin-Extension teamed up with the nation's larges ...Read More

PHOTO: One in five Colorado children are at risk of hunger when meals they relied on at school are no longer a part of their daily lives. A statewide collaboration of churches, nonprofits and community groups are providing free meals all summer long to children age 18 and younger. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – Summer should be fun for all kids, but when schools close their cafeteria doors for summer break, thousands across the state are at risk of going hungry. To keep bellies full before fall, a statewide collaboration including 533 community sites across Colorado are offering free meals, ...Read More

PHOTO: A proposal for universal school breakfast could be part of the education bill that needs to be passed in the upcoming special session of the legislature. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With Minnesota lawmakers expected to reconvene this week for a special session to complete the state budget, those who help the hungry are urging approval of a measure to make sure young children are starting the day with a healthy meal. Colleen Moriarty, executive director ...Read More

PHOTO: More than one in five Iowans will be age 65 or older within the next decade, but retirement these days isn't what it used to be as more seniors are finding new purpose and meaning in their later years. Photo credit: tiarescott/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As the state continues to grow older, an increasing number of Iowans are realizing there's much more life to live after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. More than 15 percent of Iowa's population is already age 65 or older, and within the next decade it ...Read More

Photo: Fifty-two percent of Tennessee children have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience during childhood, according to data released from the CDC. Photo credit: GaborfromHungary/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For children in Tennessee, childhood isn't all bedtime stories and playgrounds. The Volunteer State is one of five states recognized in a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the prevalence of what experts call an adverse ch ...Read More

PHOTO: While foreclosure filings are down in Ohio, a new report from Policy Matters Ohio finds they remain higher than before the rise in predatory lending made the state a leader in foreclosures. Photo credit: hoff_john/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report finds foreclosures in Ohio fell to their lowest level last year since 2001, but the state is still feeling the effects of the housing bubble burst. According to data compiled by the research institute Policy Matters Ohio, foreclosures in 2014 dropped 18 percent ...Read More

Photo: Leon Brown (center) and Henry McCollum received a pardon of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory after spending 30 years on death row. Photo courtesty: Jenny Warburg

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's death penalty system is broken, say criminal justice experts, and they stress the recent pardon of two inmates by Gov. Pat McCrory is proof of that. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were pardoned late last week – on the recommendation of the North Carolina ...Read More

PHOTO: As part of a plan to fund road repairs in Michigan, state lawmakers are considering eliminating the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. Opponents argue the estimated savings from the elimination of the tax are too small to merit serious consideration. Photo credit: Nirbhao/Flickr.

LANSING, Mich. - A lifeline for some low-income families could be cut, as House lawmakers consider eliminating Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A vote could come soon on House Bill 4609, which would eliminate the tax credit as part of a road-funding plan. Supporters of the bill claim th ...Read More

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