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Archive: January 8, 2016

A big crowd turned out Jan. 5 for the hearing on the Tesoro-Savage oil-shipping terminal. (Maddie Foutch)

SEATTLE - The year is only a week old, and it's already a big one for opponents of the oil-shipping terminals proposed in the state. They're counting as a "win" the news that the Renewable Energy Group says its future plans won't include handling crude oil at the terminal it purchased in Grays Harb ...Read More

A new report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute says Arizona has one of the lowest rates of children with health insurance in the country. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country, but a new report indicates optimism that the situation could soon change. According to the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Arizona is the only state in the country that does not have a Children's Hea ...Read More

Home visits help parents become their child's first teacher. (Ldorfman/Wikimedia Commons)

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. - The Family Service League in Suffolk County is offering a free school-readiness program to underserved families in the Bellport area. The Parent-Child Home Program serves parents and 2- to 3-year-old children with two years of intensive, twice-weekly home visits. Lisa Jamison ...Read More

A New York-based immigrants' advocacy group is denouncing raids on undocumented immigrants, and advising people at risk about their rights. (Simon Gurney/freeimages)

NEW YORK - Immigrants' advocates in New York are calling for an end to raids on undocumented individuals by Homeland Security officials. The New York Immigration Coalition is urging supporters to pressure the White House to end the multi-state operations, which led to the detention of 121 Central A ...Read More

New research indicates such distractions as mobile phone use that interrupt a parent's care and bonding time with infants, may impair a child's brain development. (ATA/Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - Parents, put down your smartphones when you're taking care of your baby. That's the message from University of California researchers, who found that fragmented care can disrupt a young child's brain development and lead to emotional disorders later in life. When moms and dads are b ...Read More

New rules could help avoid interference between new and abandoned wells. (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection this week released almost 3,000 pages of documents to support new regulations for oil and gas drillers - rules that haven't been updated since 2001. Mike Helbing, staff attorney with the environmental group Penn Future, said ...Read More

Health advocates are making a big push to enroll Latino Nevadans before the Jan. 31 deadline for coverage through the Affordable Care Act.(kathyyeulet/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Nevada has about 350,000 uninsured residents, by some estimates, and close to 40 percent of them are Latino. So, health advocates are launching the National Latino Week of Action, starting Saturday, with insurance enrollment events to be held around the state. Anne Filipic, president of ...Read More

Health advocates are making a big push for California Latinos to sign up for health insurance before open enrollment ends Jan. 31. (pamelamoore/iStockphoto)

California has 3.8 million uninsured people, by some estimates, and almost three quarters of them are Latino. So, the nonprofit group Enroll America is launching a National Latino Week of Action, starting tomorrow, with a goal of getting as many Latinos as possible to sign up before the current open ...Read More

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