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Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Archive: June 22, 2016

Urban heat islands, such as the city of Madison, affect the growing season and wildlife, according to a new University of Wisconsin study. (UW-William Graf)

MADISON, Wis. -- Urban-dwelling plants typically get a head start on the growing season compared with their rural counterparts because of the urban heat-island effect, which causes cities to be warmer than the surrounding countryside. According to researcher Samuel Zipper of the University of Wisco ...Read More

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has released an assessment of The Oregon Community Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation. (Kyle Pearson/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's largest source of funding for nonprofit groups has built a strong network statewide, according to a new report. The Oregon Community Foundation, the eighth largest of its kind in the country, distributed $103 million in 2015 to fund charitable causes and scholarships. Lis ...Read More

Ohio's child poverty rate of 23 percent has worsened since 2008. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The basic needs of Ohio's children are not being met, according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book. The data released Tuesday ranked Ohio 26th for overall child well-being, the first time in four years the state has landed in the bottom half of states. Dawn Wallace-Pascoe, director ...Read More

Advocates say the anti-poverty plan developed by Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wouldn't go far enough to help Hoosier families. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS — The ...Read More

If it feels too hot for a human, it's even worse for pets and could be fatal with heat indexes heading upward. (Animal Rescue League of Iowa)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- While the dangers of heat stroke and other hazards are high for humans in hot weather, it can be even worse for our pets. "What's really dangerous about weather like this,” said Josh Colvin, animal control services manager with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, “[is ...Read More

Pennsylvania has dropped from 19th to 22nd in children's economic well-being. (Spot Us/flickr.com)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania continues to fall in an annual ranking of states for the overall well-being of children. The Commonwealth dropped one place to 18th among all states in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2016 Kids Count Data Book, measuring economic, educational and health status. Accor ...Read More

Raising SNAP or food-stamp benefits would lead to healthier diets for low-income families, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Giving low-income families a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals and free up funds for other necessities such as housing and transportation, according to new research. Increasing SNAP or food-stamp benefits by $30 per person per month also would help families ...Read More

A rally to protest possible privatization of Veterans Administration hospitals is scheduled today at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. (Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan protesters are joining those in more than two dozen states this week to fight efforts to shutter some Veterans Administration hospitals. The VA Commission on Care soon will release a report suggesting major changes to the VA health system, including privatizing some ser ...Read More

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