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Archive: December 15, 2016

The Mines to Minds program will combine a semester of college with an apprenticeship to help laid-off coal miners and others begin a new high-tech careers. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – With the loss of thousands of coal jobs in Kentucky, the search has intensified for ways to create a more diverse economy. Next month, Whitesburg-based Appalshop is launching Mines to Minds, a training program with a semester of college classes followed by six months of on- ...Read More

Midwestern states are being called on to follow Illinois' lead after a sweeping renewable-technology bill was recently signed into law. (elpc.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Strides are being made in the Midwest when it comes to renewable energy, but there's still lots of room for improvement. Illinois is being praised for last month's passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill, with some calling it the most important climate bill in state histor ...Read More

A new report says Minnesota's child care costs are high, at the same time the number of privately-owned child care centers is dropping. (V. Carter)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new report highlights the cost of child care in each state, and confirms that it's one of the most significant expenses in a family budget. The study by Child Care Aware found the cost of center-based infant care exceeds 7 percent of family income, which is the U.S. Departmen ...Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing rule changes to the payday-loan industry. (frankieleon/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mulls over national rule changes to short-term lending, Oregon families have already been hurt and could even go hungry trying to pay back loans. Oregon offers a little extra protection. It is among the 18 states with some regulation ...Read More

Portland City Council has voted to ban large fossil-fuel terminals from coming to the city. (Kevin Kelly/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Communities throughout the Northwest are rejecting fossil-fuel infrastructures, and on Wednesday, Portland went a step further by approving a new zoning rule banning large, fossil-fuel terminals from coming to the city. Dan Serres, conservation director for Columbia Riverkeeper, ...Read More

North Carolina will work with NC Child to take steps toward studying links to paid leave and a reduction in child mortality. (Stephan Hochhause/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Access to paid leave for North Carolina workers could impact more than just a parent's quality of life. A possible link between child mortality and access to child care and paid leave is prompting the state to take a closer look. This week, the State Fatality Prevention Team ...Read More

A new report ranks the Bay State at 36th in the nation, near the bottom among states, for the amount it spends on smoking prevention. (anderson wasser/blogspot)

BOSTON — According to a new report, Massachusetts will collect more than $900 million this year from the 1998 state tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only a fraction of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is adequate for programs that prevent tobacco use ...Read More

Bison graze in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.(Michelle Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – A group of Arizona legislators, tribal leaders and outdoor advocates is in Washington, D.C., today, pushing the administration to create a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon before President Obama leaves office. The group wants the president to use his power ...Read More

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