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Archive: November 20, 2017

Vigils will be held in Rapid City and Sioux Falls for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monday is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a somber anniversary that recognizes transgender people who've lost their lives in the past year, including a South Dakota transgender woman murdered in January. The day of remembrance began in 1999 after the killing of a transgend ...Read More

Not all eligible seniors are taking advantage of Medicare-provided annual wellness visits. (mconnors/morguefile)

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — 'Tis the season for family get-togethers, and this year doctors are encouraging families to discuss the importance of scheduling an annual wellness visit, especially for seniors receiving Medicare. Dr. Robert Jackson practices in the Detroit area and is chairman of the Mi ...Read More

Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in the deer herd in 24 Wisconsin counties. The disease is progressive and always fatal. (WI DNR)

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MADISON, Wis. – With the nine-day gun deer hunt now under way in Wisconsin, it's expected half a million hunters will take to the woods. If recent trends continue, nearly 100,000 of these hunters will take a deer. Several state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources and th ...Read More

The number of young people locked up in Illinois has dropped by more than 60 percent in the past few years. (Rainerzufall1234/Wikimedia Commons)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There has been a dramatic drop in the number of young people being committed to prison in Illinois and across the nation. Between 2006 and 2015, the rate of youths being sent to out-of-home placement by juvenile courts fell 50 percent, according to data recently released ...Read More

North Carolina could soon see more payday lenders popping up if federal legislation is passed that would supersede the state limit on interest rates. (Steve Rhoades/flickr)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's long history of prohibiting predatory lending in the state could come to an end with a bill introduced by one of the state's own congressmen. The "Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act,” introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, would authorize non-banking en ...Read More

In Maine, 100,000 fewer people are getting assistance with food, shelter or medical care than in 2011. (Steve Baker/Flickr)

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AUGUSTA, Maine – The United States is making headway in the fight against poverty, but it’s progress not being felt in Maine. A new report finds that while poverty fell dramatically in the U.S. between 2015 and 2016, Maine's poverty rate did not budge. And since 2011, the proportion ...Read More

Massachusetts educators say standardized testing is putting increasing pressure on students.<br />(Alberto G./Flickr)

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BOSTON -- New research seems to suggest what many Bay State educators have been saying for a while: the time spent preparing students for testing can degrade the overall quality of teaching. A new study, that includes two unidentified Massachusetts school districts, found when tougher tests were us ...Read More

Of the 1.5 million children living in the Hoosier State, thousands are in need of foster or adoptive homes. (cdc.gov)

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INDIANAPOLIS — As the number of children in foster care in Indiana continues to increase, the 2017 Because Kids Count conference in downtown Indianapolis will bring experts together next week to discuss the problem. One of the event’s keynote speakers is intimately connected to the iss ...Read More

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