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Archive: October 23, 2017

Helping set goals for farm production systems and conservation planning are elements of a new service offered by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. (Jessica Arp)

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EAST TROY, Wis. – The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy has launched a Conservation Planning and Sustainability Consulting Service for farmers and other landowners. The new service is the result of the institute facing increased demand for information on how best to manage l ...Read More

Financial barriers can prevent parents from scheduling a follow-up eye exam after a vision screening detects a problem with their child's eyesight. (Joe Whited/Flickr)
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PHOENIX – Eyes are windows for learning, and when children can't see well, their education can suffer. Benita Loy, health services coordinator for the Washington Elementary School District, says the earlier a sight problem is detected, the better. But only about 27 percent of Arizona child ...Read More

Volunteers tag Monarchs though programs sponsored by the Indiana Wildlife Federation. (indianawildlife.org)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- An effort to save Indiana's waterways is under way. It's part of a push by the National Wildlife Federation to combat negative impacts under budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. The agency is conducting a campaign to educate people about what decreases in funding for h ...Read More

Almost a third of older Americans who deduct medical expenses earn less than $50,000 a year. (Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Seniors could get a break from a looming "health tax" hike set to kick in next year, if a new bipartisan bill making its way through the U.S. Senate clears Congress. Laura Polacheck, communications director for AARP Utah, says the seniors advocacy group is working to educate ...Read More

More than $200 million could be cut from the Oregon Health Plan if Referendum 301 is rejected. (Compassion Connect/Flickr)

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THE DALLES, Ore. -- Groups are mobilizing to protect the heath coverage of 350,000 Oregonians from an initiative heading for January's ballot. Measure 101 challenges House Bill 2391 - passed by this year's Legislature and supported by most health insurers and providers - which funds insurance for ...Read More

Montana-Dakota Utilities is proposing to raise its rates for third time in four years. (Bilfinger SE/Flickr)

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- Public input sessions will be held this week for Montana-Dakota Utilities' proposed rate hike, which would affect about 100,000 North Dakotans. MDU is asking the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its natural gas rate 5.4 percent. It would be the third increase in ...Read More

About 2,000 families are on a waiting list to get into Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program. (Shanna Trim/Flickr)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota's low-income families get more help paying for child care starting Monday. New provisions in the Child Care Assistance program say families can enroll for a year instead of six months at a time and that parents can go to school and still qualify for child care ass ...Read More

AARP Wyoming is negotiating with CenturyLink to make sure older residents continue to have access to a working landline. (Pixabay)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As CenturyLink prepares to face hearings this week over complaints by three Wyoming communities of poor service quality, the nation's largest advocacy organization for older Americans is crying foul over the telecom company's efforts to shrug off oversight by the Wyoming Publi ...Read More

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