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Archive: August 17, 2015

Farm to School programs get more local and healthy foods on the trays of students, while providing more markets for the state's farmers. Credit: Steve Debenport.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Class will soon be back in session for children across Iowa and an ever growing number of students will find local foods being served in school cafeterias. Tammy Stotts is the Farm to School coordinator for the state for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. ...Read More

Eagles Nest Wilderness area. Credit: PDTillman/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - A piece of Colorado's Eagles Nest Wilderness has been restored to its historic condition, thanks to the hard work of 18 prison inmates. The group removed an ugly blight, a mining building from the 1950s. Since heavy machinery isn't allowed on Rock Creek Trail, Ken Waugh, an officer with t ...Read More

Reminiscent of the old Burma Shave rhyming signs, new roadside signs touting the clean-air benefits of E85 are popping up all over rural Wisconsin. Credit: Clean Air Choice Team.

MADISON, Wis. - New, sequential roadside signs reminiscent of the old "Burma Shave" signs have appeared in rural locations all over the state. These signs bring the message that ethanol fuel blend E85 is good for the air, the corn growers, and the environment. The signs were put up by the America ...Read More

Events like the Super Bowl could on the line in the vote on anti-discrimination in November. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/Wikimedia Commons.

HOUSTON - A coalition of 35 organizations is mounting "Houston Unites," a campaign to keep the city's equal rights ordinance on the books. Terri Burke, executive director with the ACLU of Texas, says a lot of money is at stake if the measure is repealed in the November election. She points out Fac ...Read More

Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation that would charge the public to access public records. Credit:  Grafixar/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Right now, accessing public records in Tennessee costs nothing more than your time. But that may change as the state considers legislation that would impose a charge. As it stands, records custodians can only charge for making copies. "Citizens want to view public records ...Read More

The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate, would help expand the Summer Food Service Program so more low-income children can get the food they need. Credit: USDA/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ring of the school bell means the resumption of nutritious regular meals for many of Ohio's children. The School Lunch Program provides food for nearly 800,000 low-income children in Ohio, but the Food Research and Action Center estimates 9-in-10 are unable to access sum ...Read More

Educational experts are working to bring chronic absenteeism into focus. Credit: David Schott/Flickr

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois kids can start the school year off right by attending the first day of class, but research finds it's crucial that students have good attendance throughout the year. Madelyn James, director of the Birth-to-Eight Project with Voices for Illinois Children, says there is a ...Read More

Oregon ranks sixth among states for installed wind capacity. A new national report citing lowest-ever prices for wind power could spark more investment in the industry. Credit: Umptanum/Wikimedia Commons.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Wind energy prices have hit an all-time low and the cost of installing turbines has fallen 20 to 40 percent in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Its new report says last year's wind-power price contracts with utilities averaged under 2.5 cents ...Read More

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