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Archive: November 12, 2015

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al ...Read More

A recent survey shows 93 percent of Arkansas citizens age 50 and above would prefer to receive long term care in their home or community, but state Medicaid rules make that difficult. Source: AARP Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Despite popular misconception, family caregivers provide most of the long-term care in Arkansas and the country. Some state Medicaid rules make providing that care difficult. A recent study shows 93 percent of Arkansas citizens age 50 and up say if they needed long-term care, th ...Read More

Planned Parenthood is part of the Cover Missouri coalition offering free health insurance enrollment assistance. Credit: Ann Wade

ST. LOUIS – An estimated 10 million Americans are expected to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the current open enrollment window, and one organization wants to make sure Missourians get the help they need with the process. Laura Burbank, ACA projects m ...Read More

A new large-scale study suggests more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure could save lives. Credit: Imelenchon/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - For people 50 and older, the results of a new blood pressure study could be life changing and possibly life saving. According to the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a more aggressive approach to managing high blood pressure was shown to lower the risk of deat ...Read More

Kheila Cox is among the Logan Airport workers applauding a planned measure that would boost the pay of workers a Logan Airport to 15 dollars an hour. Courtesy: 32BJ SEIU

BOSTON - Low-wage workers in Massachusetts have been busy in a nationwide effort to boost the minimum wage and now legislation is planned to boost airport worker pay. State Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) plans to be the lead sponsor of a measure to raise Logan Airport wages to $15 an hour. He sa ...Read More

Climate activists are protesting new drilling leases on more than 90,000 acres of public land in Colorado. Credit: Sierra Club

DENVER – Organizers are expecting a hundred people from some 17 organizations at this morning's Keep It in the Ground rally outside the Bureau of Land Management's offices in Lakewood just outside of Denver. Ruth Breech, senior climate and energy campaigner with the Rainforest Action Network ...Read More

Gift cards on store racks are a popular target for holiday scams. Credit: 401(k) 2012/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. – The holiday season is nearly upon us, and a new AARP survey finds many folks are at risk of being taken by a con artist. A majority (66 percent) of Michiganders in the poll failed a quiz about common holiday scams related to charitable giving, gift cards and the use of publi ...Read More

Conference attendees will learn about saving the planet through soil this weekend in Billings. Credit: belfasteileen/iStock

BILLINGS, Mont. - Dirt can save the planet and farmers can put the brakes on global warming. Those are the surprising conclusions of the keynote speaker at a conference on soil's role in saving our world this weekend in Billings. The Northern Plains Resource Council's 44th Annual Meeting on Satur ...Read More

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