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Archive: November 19, 2018

An estimated 78 percent of caregivers spend their own money to help family members or loved ones stay in their homes. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – November is National Family Caregivers Month, which honors those whose invaluable contributions allow older Wisconsinites to age in place in their homes. And efforts are underway to develop measures that can better support caregivers every month of the year. There are 578,0 ...Read More

According to AARP, one reason scammers prey on seniors is that they make twice as many purchases over the phone than other groups. (edemarco5/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As the holidays approach, the Tennessee Department of Commerce warns buyers that if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Tennessee's high ranking for fraud and financial abuse complaints to the Federal Trade Commission has motivated local groups to come togethe ...Read More

Six-in-ten Ohioans polled support a tax on e-cigarettes. (SarahJohnson1/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health groups say there's a disconnect when it comes to the harmfulness of electronic cigarettes and their usage among Ohioans. New data from the 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll shows that nearly half of Ohio adults between ages 18 to 29 have tried e-cigarettes, as well as 30 p ...Read More

CAIR offers bystander intervention training to help people deescalate harassment of people of color in public. (CAIR-Washington)

SEATTLE — Reports of hate crimes rose across the nation in 2017, and grew at an even faster pace in Washington state. Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation show the number of hate crime incidents rose by 17 percent nationally over 2016 numbers, and by 32 percent in the Evergree ...Read More

A report commissioned by the Utah Legislature finds that simple steps such as trigger locks could prevent many of the state’s firearm suicides. (Wikimedia Commons)<br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY — A new study finds that 85 percent of deaths involving firearms in Utah are suicides. And state officials hope to use that data to develop strategies to prevent those deaths. The report, developed for the Utah Legislature by the Harvard School of Public Health, showed that wh ...Read More

Yosemite National Park receives 5 million visitors per year and has a significant backlog of maintenance needs. (Schick/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Time is short in this session of Congress, and conservation and tourism groups are hoping for a vote on a bill to address the massive maintenance backlog in the national parks. The Restore Our Parks Act is a bipartisan proposal to direct up to $6.5 billion in revenue from ...Read More

Protesters rallied on Friday in Los Angeles against the Trump administration's proposed changes to the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today is National Public Comment Day - part of a campaign responding to President Donald Trump's proposal to make it harder for working-class, legal immigrants to get a green card. Only three weeks are left to register your opinion on the "public charge rule" that would ...Read More

The Aging Disability Resource Center of Oregon is helpful for caregivers looking for time off from their duties. (Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStock)

PORTLAND, Ore. — This month is National Family Caregivers Month, a celebration of the hard work caregivers do across the country. In Oregon, there are nearly 470,000 unpaid caregivers providing what would amount to $5.7 billion in work each year. And 3-in-4 caregivers actually use money out ...Read More

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