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Archive: April 26, 2018

Research shows young people don't think the same way adults do, even after they turn 18. (V. Carter)

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EVANSTON, Ill. – A new report called "Detention of Juveniles in Illinois" highlights the need for local communities to be given financial incentives to keep young people from being locked up. In the 1990s, 12 Illinois counties built new, or expanded existing detention centers and the state p ...Read More

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio rose nearly 30 percent between 2015 and 2016.  (Cohdra/Morguefile)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research is assessing the extent of drug addiction in Ohio and how the state is tackling the problem. Of the adults questioned in the 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll, 27 percent said they had a family member or friend who had problems as the result of using prescription pai ...Read More

Students walked out of Millbook High School on March 14, but several teens at the school have decided action can't end with their walkout. (Riley Yates)

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina students are moving beyond marches and walkouts in their efforts to end gun violence and call for sensible gun laws. High schoolers from Millbrook High School in Raleigh will host a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss school policy changes to ensure saf ...Read More

Factors such as access to healthy foods play a critical role in our health. (Wendell/Flickr)
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PORTLAND, Ore. — How do the structures and conditions of our society affect our health? That's a question panelists will be exploring at an event on Friday hosted by the Oregon Health Forum. Rebecca Ramsay, a panelist and executive director of CareOregon, said structural factors, such as inc ...Read More

In a recent vote, nearly 80 percent of Arizona teachers said they wanted to strike rather than accept Gov. Doug Ducey's proposed plan to boost salaries. (Katherine Davis-Young/Public News Service)

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PHOENIX, Ariz – Public school teachers across Arizona plan to walk out of their classrooms Thursday to demand higher wages and better funding for schools. The latest economic research suggests teachers have valid reasons to feel left behind. Arizona teachers make just 63 cents on the dollar ...Read More

New analysis shows more than 12 percent of Colorado households struggle to afford a nutritional diet, and many low-income households would face severe food insecurity without SNAP benefits. (Pixabay)

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DENVER – As Congress heads into recess next week, a new report by the Colorado Fiscal Institute highlights the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, to local economies. As of March 2017, 476,000 Coloradans participated in the progra ...Read More

484,000 California households could see a rent increase if Congress approves HUD Secretary Ben Carson's plan. (Wikimedia Commons)

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OAKLAND Calif. – Groups that work on issues of poverty and housing are criticizing the Trump administration's proposal to raise rents on low-income families and institute work requirements. On Wednesday, Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced a plan to raise the pe ...Read More

South Dakota teacher salaries increased more than in any other state during for the 2016-2017 school year. (teacher.org)

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Education Association says work will need to continue if salaries for teachers are going to stay out of last place in the nation. Teachers learned this week that after 30 years, their salaries are no longer America's lowest. A National Education Association re ...Read More

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