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Archive: January 15, 2016

Research links children's health to school success. (U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons)
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NEW YORK - New York state continues to make great progress getting Hispanic kids into health insurance, according to a new report. Nationally, two-thirds of Hispanic children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP are not enrolled. But the report from the Georgetown University Center for Children a ...Read More

Research links children’s health to school success. (alexramos10/

BALTIMORE, Md. - Hispanic children in Maryland are more than twice as likely as other kids to have no health insurance, says a new national report. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says in 2014, more than 15,000 Hispanic kids in the state were uninsured. According to Ann ...Read More

About 20 percent of Oregonians are people of color, and a new report says the state can do more to ensure fairness and equality for all. (fellowdesigns/morguefile)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon is becoming more diverse, and its residents and policies need to keep up with the changes or risk many facets of life being unequal and unfair for one in five Oregonians. That's the finding of Facing Race, a report released this week by a coalition of advocacy groups. It outli ...Read More

Indiana families need to make a lot more money in order to make ends meet without government help (kamuelaboy/morguefile)

INDIANAPOLIS - The amount of money it takes to survive keeps going up in Indiana, but wages aren't. The 2016 Self Sufficiency report is out and its author, Dr. Diana Pearce, director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington, says the difference between what someone needs to ...Read More

Child-care advocates are asking Minnesota lawmakers to consider raising wages and increasing public investment in those programs. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Child-care workers, including those in Minnesota, are some of the lowest-paid professionals in the nation. A children's nonprofit group is encouraging the state to consider raising providers' wages and balancing that priority with the rising costs of care. Despite the state having ...Read More

Advocates for low-income students are calling for highly selective schools, like the University of Chicago, to implement a poverty preference during the admissions process. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Low-income students make up just three percent of the student body at the country's most selective colleges. That's according to new research published this week by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The report, entitled True Merit, also shows the nation's wealthiest students make ...Read More

The United States has 413 aging underground natural gas storage facilities similar to the one in California where a failed well has been spewing methane since October. (Energy Information Administration)

Conservation groups say the massive ongoing methane leak in southern California is a problem that could easily repeat itself at any of the 413 aging natural-gas storage reservoirs around the country. Methane gas has been leaking since October from a 62-year-old well that failed at the Aliso Canyon ...Read More

Actor Mark Ruffalo speaks to the crowd outside the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday. (Chispa)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Solar-power advocates in Nevada are vowing to keep up the fight and plotting their next move after a major defeat when the Public Utilities Commission refused to delay rate increases for solar customers. The decision on Wednesday night came after eight hours of impassioned testi ...Read More

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