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Archive: October 24, 2019

Tacoma's after-school program Write 253 helps students prepare for the team slam poetry competition Louder Than a Bomb. (Johnny Schuler)

TACOMA, Wash. – It's Lights On Afterschool Day, a celebration of the expanded learning opportunities available to children after the final school bell. In Washington state, more than 180,000 kids are in after-school programs, but they're outnumbered by the number of kids who are alone or unsu ...Read More

A triple-risk model contributes to the likelihood of SIDS: the child's age (under 1), a genetic disposition, and an external threat in the sleep environment. (ErikaWittlieb/Pixabay)

BOSTON – October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, and a hospital may be on the way to early diagnosis for some infants. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) happens when a baby can't wake up during REM sleep when facing a modest threat to his or her breathing, such as loose bed ...Read More

Changing seasonal weather, severe storms, drought and flooding are affecting businesses of all types in the Keystone State. (eric/Adobe Stock)

PITTSBURGH – Companies doing business in Pennsylvania are warning investors that climate change is a threat to productivity and profits. President Donald Trump attended an event sponsored by the natural gas industry in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, where he celebrated beginning the process of with ...Read More

Women in Minnesota make up the majority of workers in the state who work in low-wage fields and earn minimum wage or lower, according to a 2018 survey. (Brodie Vissers)

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis is one of seven cities in the United States that are hosting the State of Womxn of Color Roadshow, with national and local speakers focused on closing achievement gaps for minority women in the workplace. Minnesota state officials have been challenged with closing ga ...Read More

Research shows that low-income families spend about twice as much of their monthly income on food as middle-income households. (drobotdean/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY – A proposal to almost triple Utah's food tax to make way for an income-tax cut has critics saying the move could tear some low-income families' budgets apart. The suggestion is one of several under consideration by the Utah Legislature's Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task ...Read More

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