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Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Archive: November 17, 2016

A new report confirms kids need a strong and consistent relationship with a reliable adult. (Wavebreak media/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's critical for children who have had chaotic childhoods to have at least one strong and consistent relationship with a reliable adult. The report also points to an urgent need for more foster parents. "There's nothing bett ...Read More

A new report emphasizes the importance of good relationships between agencies and foster parents in creating stability for kids. (Latino Outdoors)

PHOENIX — Last year, 20,000 children in Arizona were in out-of-home placement, including foster care. A new report has insights on how to improve their care by giving foster families more of a say in the system. In the report, researchers from The Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended that f ...Read More

An Annie E. Casey Foundation report says child welfare agencies should provide foster parents with more training, recognition and support. (fstop123/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – There is a critical need for more and better-trained foster parents to care for children whose lives have been turned upside down, a new report says. The Annie E. Casey Foundation study also said that foster parents in Texas and across the country should have more input in dev ...Read More

President-elect Donald Trump has said he'll scrap the Clean Power Plan, and that has those concerned about clean air and water worried. (Veronica Carter)

ST. LOUIS – Things have been pretty charged in this country since the presidential election, and many people are worried about the future when it comes to the economy, health care and the environment. The Sierra Club and Webster University held a forum this week to let students, environmenta ...Read More

This Saturday, AARP Tennessee is offering free document-shredding events across the state. (AARP Tenn.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This Saturday Tennesseans from across the state will have the chance to check a big task off of their list of things to do. AARP Tennessee is sponsoring free document-shredding events across the state during which anyone can bring in boxes of unwanted papers to dispose of ...Read More

New rules to limit natural-gas waste on public lands are being met with opposition by Congressional Republicans and the oil and gas industry. (BLM)

DENVER – As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration's final days, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has finalized rules to reduce natural gas waste on publicly owned lands. An Environmental Defense Fund study shows $330 million worth of gas currently is lost through leaks, flares a ...Read More

A new report says Michigan is not investing enough in prenatal cessation and smoking prevention. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- Smoking during pregnancy can cause a multitude of negative health outcomes for a child, yet pregnant women in Michigan are lighting up at higher rates now than they were several years ago. There has been an 18 percent increase in the smoking rate among pregnant women since 2008, ...Read More

A National Wildlife Federation report says climate change, spurred by methane emissions, is threatening some bats in Ohio. (Andrew King/USFWS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane emissions from oil and gas production may be invisible, but a new report says the impacts on wildlife, health and Ohio's economy are not. Scientists say methane is the second leading cause of climate change, which the National Wildlife Federation report contends is p ...Read More

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