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New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

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Archive: December 10, 2013

PHOTO:  The annual Kentucky Kids Count, released Tuesday, spotlights the critical need for more state funding of programs that help improve the economic security of children. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - The head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says his organization's annual measuring stick of child well-being should be a "lever for action." The 23rd annual Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book is out, and according to KYA executive director Terry Brooks, it illustrates the need for ...Read More

Photo: Bans are being considered on plastic and Styrofoam containers in New York City and Albany. Photo Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK – New Yorkers throw away 40 tons of plastic foam each year, and local environmental advocates say much of it comes from eating fast food. This week, measures are expected to be considered in New York City and Albany County to ban these plastic food containers. The New York City Co ...Read More

PHOTO: Mike McCabe, who heads the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, believes no lawmaker should belong to ALEC - the American Legislative Exchange Council. (Photo used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. – A third of Wisconsin's lawmakers – 43 of 133 – are members of the conservative, pro-business group ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council. Recently revealed documents offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the organization that has influenced o ...Read More

PHOTO: A court challenge under way claims Utah's

SALT LAKE CITY – A court challenge under way claims Utah's Agriculture Operation Interference law violates the First Amendment right to free speech. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will be filing a friend of the court brief in federal District Court in Salt Lake City today. ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - In the aftermath of the deaths of 27 pupils and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago, state lawmakers have been working on measures to prevent future violence. Stonington Representative Diana Urban co-sponsored a children's mental health bill that she said sho ...Read More

PHOTO: Entering kindergarten

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The goal is to have all children ready to learn when they reach kindergarten, and a program in Central Minnesota is focused on making sure the same opportunities for success are available for children of immigrants and refugees. According to Jane Ellison, who manages the Access ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana's deer population is growing, and with it come concerns about overgrazing forests and increased risk of car-deer collisions on the roadways. Experts say it will take compromise and a coordinated effort to find the best solution. Photo credit: Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy.

INDIANAPOLIS - Many Hoosiers consider deer to be majestic creatures in nature, but some conservationists are voicing concerns about the dangers of deer overpopulation. At the turn of the 20th century, there were actually no deer in Indiana, but by the 1980s, expansion efforts had been successful and ...Read More

Photo: View of CTNC's newly acquired Humpback Mountain property. Courtesy: CTNC

BURNSVILLE, N.C. – A tract of land more than 500 times the size of a football field will be protected from development in the western North Carolina mountains. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina recently purchased 523 acres on Humpback Mountain in Avery and McDowell counties. Reid Wi ...Read More

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