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Archive: August 29, 2016

A pilot study at UW-Madison will follow high school athletes post-concussion to try to develop new guidelines for parents and coaches. (thehague/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Quite a bit of media attention has been directed at the serious and sometimes life-altering effects of concussions sustained by professional and college athletes. But a new study just underway at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing and the UW School of Medic ...Read More

Republican nominee Donald Trump holds a fundraiser in Seattle on Tuesday. (Mark Nozell/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Republican nominee Donald Trump will visit Seattle - one of the country's many so-called sanctuary cities - for a fundraiser Tuesday. The candidate has changed his tone on immigration recently, saying he would "work with" undocumented immigrants if elected. But Trump said sanctuary ...Read More

The Ararat River Restoration and Green Way Project in Mount Airy generates an estimated $500,000 annually for the city's economy. (Mount Airy)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Much attention has been paid to revitalizing downtowns in North Carolina by adding storefronts and parking garages. But one town has learned that they can build up their community with the natural landscape that was there to begin with. Since 2002, the town of Mount Airy h ...Read More

More addiction counselors and better coordination of care are two goals for those on the front lines fighting the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. (Rotellam1 via wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – New England is grappling with a major opioid epidemic, and those trying to help are working to coordinate efforts all across the granite state. Dr. Molly Rossignol, an addiction medicine specialist in Concord, said that while the treatment landscape is changing and providers ...Read More

A new study provides stark evidence on how money shapes U.S. elections. (Pixabay)<br />

DENVER – As public outrage over the influence of money in politics continues to grow – seen in both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns – a new study provides compelling evidence that the U.S. political system is more "one dollar, one vote" than "one person, one vote." ...Read More

Oregon ranks 35th in the nation for education funding. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Decades of shrinking budgets for Oregon's public schools has led to some of the largest class sizes and lowest graduation rates in the country, a new report says. Along with a statewide study of Oregon's many funding gaps in education, authors of the report at Oregon Education ...Read More

In the fall of 2015, more than 93,000 students were enrolled at an Iowa community college. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – As they dig into the fall semester, Iowa community college students can take comfort in knowing their education comes from a top-rated community college system. A new study from the online research site WalletHub ranks Iowa 15th among community college systems in the natio ...Read More

Hundreds of thousands of South Dakotans could see a sharp decline in Social Security benefits, if changes to the program aren't made soon. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — As the November election draws ever closer, South Dakota groups are pushing for more details on the presidential candidates' plans for Social Security. The system faces growing solvency challenges as more Baby Boomers reach retirement age. According to AARP, if no changes are ...Read More

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