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Archive: July 13, 2015

PHOTO: Some children in Tennessee are getting some much needed summer fun this week at a camp that caters to those who have juvenile arthritis. Photo courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They deal with health issues that most of their peers don't understand, but this week children in Tennessee with juvenile arthritis are just being kids at a place called Camp AcheAway. The camp in Nashville offers traditional activities, including campfires, swimming and n ...Read More

Advocates for repealing the death penalty in Kentucky claim momentum remains on their side despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the use of a controversial drug. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It was two weeks ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an Oklahoma case that a controversial drug could be used in executions. Ironically, death penalty abolitionists in Kentucky see a silver lining in the 5-4 decision by focusing on what dissenting justices had to ...Read More

The executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says provisions in the state budget will remove water quality protections currently in use in 30 Wisconsin counties. Credit: Clean Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – The executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Kerry Schumann, says the new state budget leaves Wisconsinites exposed to the very real danger of an oil spill. She says provisions in the state budget make it easier for oil companies to expand their pipe ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of people who rescued Jews from likely death during the Holocaust are the focus of an Israel-based Holocaust memorial now on display at the University of Nevada, Reno. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada - Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A holocaust memorial from Israel on display at the University of Nevada, Reno pays tribute to the thousands of people who rescued those who may have otherwise died at the hands of the Nazis. Paul Baker Prindle, the University Galleries director, says the exhibition, "I Am My Brother's ...Read More

The U.S. Episcopal Church divests $380 million from fossil fuels. Credit: Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – To combat climate change, U.S. Episcopal Church leaders recently voted to divest $380 million in holdings it has in businesses involved with fossil fuels. Betsy Blake Bennett, an archdeacon from Nebraska, attended the recent convention in Salt Lake City. She says the next tas ...Read More

Plans are well under way for a sustainable farm and ranch operation to be run by veterans. The nonprofit Central Oregon Veterans Ranch purchased the land near Bend in 2013. Credit: Howard Gorman.

BEND, Ore. – Veterans and community members in the Bend area are meeting this week to make plans for a sustainable farming operation as part of the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. Since 2013, the nonprofit group has worked to create a combination farm and ranch on land purchased outside of Be ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates say the state of New Mexico's effort to expand work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could end benefits for tens of thousands of people. Photo courtesy of the Southwest Organizing Project.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The state of New Mexico Human Services Department is proposing changes to the work rules of the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also called "SNAP" and formerly food stamps. Opponents say the action could end benefits for tens of thousands of people and ...Read More

PHOTO: The trial will get under way Monday in a case challenging North Carolina’s election law, and what plaintiffs argue are the most restrictive voting provisions in the nation. Photo credit: kristinausk/Flickr.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A historic voting rights trial gets under way today in North Carolina, challenging what its opponents describe as a "monster" voter suppression law. The North Carolina NAACP is arguing in the case that HB 589 violates the Voting Rights Act by disproportionately targeting peop ...Read More

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