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Archive: March 21, 2016

To avoid poisoning, prescription medication should stay in its original container. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Medications are intended to keep Ohioans healthy, but when used improperly they can lead to life threatening situations. It is National Poison Prevention Week, and Jerry Wiesenhahn, a certified drug poison specialist with the Drug and Poison Information Center at Cincinnati ...Read More

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has received reports of people trying to scam others through Facebook. (Christopher/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Not all friend requests on Facebook are from friendly folks. That's the lesson from scams targeting Tennesseans. Last week, someone on Facebook contacted a woman from a Memphis suburb claiming she had won a prize and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to contact her. ...Read More

From March to September, oysters are planted in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last 20 years, almost 6 billion have been dropped back into the water to shore up the oyster population. (NOAA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Now that the weather for it is better, there's a major oyster reseeding effort in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Bryan Kent Gomes at the nonprofit Oyster Recovery Partnership says the mission is to increase the number of oysters in the Bay. In the last two decades, they ...Read More

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates slightly fewer Americans are in need of food assistance, and the agency attributes the shift to an improving economy. (dodgertonskillhause/

RALEIGH, N.C. – While approximately one in four North Carolinians utilizes food assistance programs at some point each year, at least some of the need for programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is seeing a slight decrease. A report released by the U.S. Departme ...Read More

PDX worker Kasil Kapriel, third from left, was at the signing of a bill to raise Oregon's minimum wage this month. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers' recent decision to increase the minimum wage will have a big impact on workers at the state's largest airport. Last year, nearly 17 million passengers passed through Portland International Airport, where more than one-third of workers make minimum wage, acc ...Read More

At least 82 New York school districts face an inability to raise funds because of a negative tax cap this year. (LittleDan/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Education groups are warning that New York's property-tax cap means schools need additional state aid to fund services. School districts depend on property taxes and state funding for their programs. But the amount they can raise is limited by a property tax cap, which is set at t ...Read More

The Ozarks are providing researchers a good mix of conifer and deciduous trees to study the effects of warming temperatures on forests. Here, they're checking a white oak. (Columbia University Earth Institute)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A crew of scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has been making its way through the Ozark Mountains, dodging snakes and poison ivy to study tree rings, to see how they're reacting to climate change. In much of North America, research has shown ...Read More

Research shows restrictions placed on abortion clinics in Texas have caused significant barriers and hardships for women seeking services at those facilities. (PamelaMoore/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - New research shows restrictions placed on Texas clinics that perform abortions are causing significant barriers and hardships for women seeking those services. A study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project says more than half of the clinics that provided abortion services in Texas ...Read More

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