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Archive: August 22, 2016

African-American children under age 5 in West Virginia are twice as likely to live in poverty as their white peers, according to a new report.(WV KIDS COUNT)

CHARLESTON, W.V. — African-American children in West Virginia aren't faring well compared to their white peers, according to a new report from West Virginia Kids Count. But, the report’s authors said, many of the problems they found can be solved. The group's research confirmed dispari ...Read More

Utility-scale wind and solar infrastructure can affect plant and wildlife habitat. (Sgt. bender/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – New York state has committed to getting 50 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030, and now conservation groups are creating tools to help make that happen. The Clean Energy Standard was approved Aug. 1. Cara Lee, senior conservation manager at the Nature Conservancy ...Read More

Social Security is facing a major crisis as Baby Boomers retire at the rate of about 10,000 a day. (frankieleon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — Members of AARP Idaho said they want Congress and the President to act now to save Social Security benefits for future generations. More than 800,000 workers in Idaho are currently paying in to Social Security. According to AARP's new report, if no action is taken, benefits wo ...Read More

In-home healthcare providers have negotiated a new contract in Washington state that they say helps legitimize their profession. (Luke McGuff/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - In the latest round of contract negotiations, Washington state agreed to the biggest pay raise yet for in-home healthcare providers. By the end of their contract in 2019, the average wage for caregivers paid by the state will top $16 an hour. Melissa Ringer, a Washington State Ind ...Read More

Social-service groups say evicting people from Des Moines' homeless camps simply moves the problem instead of solving it. (tom stovall/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A fight for the homeless is ramping up in Des Moines. Eviction notices with a deadline of August 29th went up at several locations where the city’s homeless often set up camp. Opponents of that strategy will gather outside City Council chambers on Monday afternoon to ...Read More

A legislative committee meets today to finalize proposed changes to rape laws in Montana. (KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana lawmakers will meet Monday in Helena to finalize changes to proposed state laws on crimes involving sexual violence - bills that could then be introduced in the 2017 legislative session. The Montana Law and Justice Interim Committee reviewed the latest drafts of six bills. ...Read More

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