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Archive: August 08, 2016

AARP Connecticut says 17 percent of its members ages 50 to 59 are interested in starting a business. (TheDigitel Beaufort/Wikimedia Commons)

NORWALK, Conn. – Growing numbers of older adults are deciding to start their own business, and now there's help to get them going. Nationwide, more than 5 million people 55 and older run their own business. In Connecticut, AARP has teamed up with the Small Business Administration to host int ...Read More

A new report says LGBT people of color are discriminated against and abused in the criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri continues to debate anti-discrimination laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a new report puts the spotlight on how the criminal justice system is impacting LGBT people of color. The study, co-authored by MAP (the Movement Advancement Project) ...Read More

Only about 1 in 10 Americans is eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, according to the CDC. (Prayitno/flickr)

SEATTLE – This week is National Farmers Market Week, and farmers in Washington want you to try something new. The U.S. Department of Agriculture started Farmers Market Week 17 years ago to promote fresh fruits and vegetables and highlight the work of farmers across the country. In Washingt ...Read More

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute ...Read More

More than a million visitors are expected at the Iowa State Fair, which starts Thursday. (Wikimedia Commons)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- With more than a million visitors expected at the Iowa State Fair, vendors will sell scores of hot dogs, cheeseburgers and ice cream cones. But healthier options are expected to once again be popular among fairgoers. State Fair organizers worked with the Healthiest State Initia ...Read More

Nearly 12% of Maryland's children suffer from asthma. (Moms Clean Air Force)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Advocates are still pushing for an override of Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. In late May, Hogan vetoed the legislation, calling it a tax increase on every single electricity ratepayer in Maryland. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would have required state utiliti ...Read More

A new study shows rooftop solar is saving big bucks for Mainers with solar  and also saving money for their neighbors. (Lucas Braun)

PORTLAND, Maine -- With some predicting that 2016 could be the hottest summer on record, a new study found that solar power in Maine is the most cost-effective way to meet peak demand. According to Phil Coupe, co-founder of ReVision Energy in Portland, solar power achieves its greatest output duri ...Read More

As Donald Trumps comes to speak at the Renaissance Center, controversy over his recent comments comes with him.  (AcrylicArtist/morguefile.com)

DETROIT -- The Donald Trump campaign is working to shift attention away from the controversy over his dispute with the parents of a fallen Muslim Army officer, but many Michiganders aren't ready to leave the issue behind. Trump is scheduled to give a major economic speech in Detroit Monday which m ...Read More

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