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Archive: April 20, 2016

Conflict resolution and giving children hope are being used as tools to keep them out of trouble in Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - One of the most famous quotes about hope is from Desmond Tutu: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness." That's one of the many themes at the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, which will host a Youth Empowerment Summit next week. The group works w ...Read More

New numbers show that regardless of political affiliation, most Illinois voters agree that big changes need to be made to the state's criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research shows an overwhelming majority of Illinois voters support changes to the state's criminal justice system, even across party lines. The U.S. Justice Action Network released a new poll this week that says about 94 percent of Illinois Republicans and Democrats agree ...Read More

North Carolinians feel they are paying more in state taxes, under tax reform implemented by Gov. Pat McCrory. (GotCredit/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - If your state tax bill seemed a little higher this year, or your refund a little lower, you're not alone. A new poll by Progress North Carolina Action and conducted by Public Policy Polling found nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians believe state taxes have gone up for working fa ...Read More

Every 20 years, New York voters can choose to hold a constitutional convention. (-JvL-/flickr.com)

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports holding a state constitutional convention, but advocates want more than words. Every 20 years, New Yorkers get to vote on whether or not to hold a convention, and that ballot is coming up again next year. After all the corruption scandals in Albany, sai ...Read More

All national parks, including Yosemite, are free this weekend for Earth Day and National Park Week. The U.S Interior Secretary is calling for increased funds to maintain the parks. (schick/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The United States needs to make a major course correction on environmental issues according to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who spoke Tuesday to the National Geographic Society in Washington. The secretary decried the $12 billion maintenance backlog at national parks and c ...Read More

Advocates for survivors of sexual assault say South Dakota's rape kit testing law falls short by not requiring the state to find out exactly how many kits are sitting untested. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's new rape kit testing law is now in effect, but a sexual assault victims' group argues it may not go far enough to tackle the state's backlog. Currently, only about 350 untested rape kits are accounted for in South Dakota. Researchers at the Joyful Heart Foundation, ho ...Read More

The Atlanta Gold arsenic removal pond has proven ineffective, according to conservation groups who have announced their intention to sue over discharges into the Boise River. (Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho - Conservation groups announced Tuesday they plan to sue the Atlanta Gold Corporation over discharges of arsenic into the Boise River from the company's mine near Atlanta, Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League, known as ICL, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center say that the c ...Read More

As part of Stress Awareness Month, state health officials are reminding parents and educators that the end of the school year can be a stressful time for some students. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - April is Stress Awareness Month, and North Dakota health officials say it's a good time to remember that young students sometimes can need help in managing chronic stress. Alison Traynor, suicide-prevention director at the North Dakota Department of Health, said stressors such as b ...Read More

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