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Archive: July 6, 2015

PHOTO: Farm to school programs in Illinois and around the country are bringing fresh, locally grown food to children while putting more money in the pockets of farmers. Photo courtesy of the USDA.

CHICAGO – School cafeterias around Illinois are using more locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, while teaching children about the benefits of healthy eating. The Chicago Public Schools system is among a number of districts in the state incorporating food from school gardens and local farms ...Read More

PHOTO: This summer an Indiana General Assembly interim study committee will examine policies regarding smoking bans, and other tobacco-related matters impacting Hoosiers' health. Photo credit: Pedro J. Perez/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's public smoking ban has been on the books for three years, and this summer legislators will explore the law's benefits to determine whether it can be expanded. When the law was passed, it exempted certain bars, taverns, private clubs and casinos. Brianna Herndon, India ...Read More

About 11,000 Idaho grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, many are having a tough time stretching food budgets. Credit:

BOISE, Idaho – Retirement planning doesn't usually include preparing for the expenses of raising children – but that's the scenario for about 11,000 Idaho grandparents, according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force. Figures from the task force indicate 14 percent of those seniors are a ...Read More

Millions of Transition Incentives Program dollars are available to connect retiring farmers with beginners who need land to produce crops. Courtesy Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

EAST TROY, Wis. – Millions of dollars are being made available through the Transition Incentive Program (TIP) to connect retiring farmers with new farmers. The program is intended to help solve a persistent problem among new farmers seeking access to available farmland. David Andrews, executi ...Read More

PHOTO: Same-sex couples who marry are eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act outside of the open enrollment periods, but they need to act within 60 days of their marriage. Photo courtesy of Alpine County, Calif.

PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage has far-reaching impacts in Arizona and across the country, including triggering a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Montserrat Caballero, state director with the nonprofit Enroll America, which helps peopl ...Read More

Texas leaves 1.5 million uninsured by not expanding Medicaid. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – In the wake of the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, Texas health advocates are working to close the health care coverage gap for the state's 1.5 million uninsured adults. Anne Dunkelberg, associate director with the Center for Public Policy P ...Read More

More than 200 cougars a year are killed by hunters in Washington. Animal rights' organizations are asking the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to change its recent decision to increase the cougar quota in some hunting units. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

SEATTLE – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is being asked to rethink its decision to allow more cougars to be killed during hunting season. The recommended quota, based on in-state university research, has been 12 to 16 percent of the cougar population – but the commission in ...Read More

Journalists are among those who would be covered under a proposal to extend overtime benefits to salaried workers up to about $50,000. Credit:

WASHINGTON – Working more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay is a fact of life for millions of salaried employees, but it's a fact the U.S. Department of Labor wants to change. First unveiled last week, a proposal to extend overtime benefits to workers making up to about $50,000 a year ...Read More

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