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Archive: March 16, 2016

Several Wisconsin farmers recently were honored by the Conservation Stewardship Program. The deadline for 2016 enrollment is March 31. (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

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EAST TROY, Wis. - The March 31 deadline for signing up for the popular Conservation Stewardship Program is fast approaching. Farmers who wish to participate need to submit an application at their nearest USDA Service Center to ensure they're considered. CSP provides assistance to landowners who pra ...Read More

Legislation to help protect renters across Kentucky by standardizing landlord-tenant leases statewide goes before a House committee today. (Greg Stotelmyer)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A handful of communities in the Bluegrass State, including Kentucky's two largest cities, have adopted a law to help protect renters. Known as URLTA, short for the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, it clarifies the legal responsibilities of both landlords and renters in ...Read More

Despite the fact that two-thirds of Iowa's family caregivers assist loved ones with such complex medical tasks as IVs, only half have ever had training to provide that care. (andyk/morguefile)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The main focus of the Iowa Legislature in its remaining weeks is to craft the state budget. While most of the discussion is about dollars, one issue also gets to the heart of what many Iowa families are going through: caring for an aging loved one. Anthony Carroll, state director ...Read More

The federal government processed a record 769,000 Freedom of Information Act requests in 2015. (ariadna/morguefile)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today is Freedom of Information Day, part of Sunshine Week, which highlights the need to ensure that government isn't kept behind closed doors. Dennis Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association, said the annual observance began in 2003 as a reminder of the power o ...Read More

Minnesota students could see changes to their gym classes if advocates for more physical activity in schools prevail in the Legislature. (iStockphoto)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Children's health advocates want to see stronger standards for physical education in Minnesota schools. Hundreds of volunteers are at the State Capitol today for a Senate Education Hearing to show support for a bill that would adopt new grade-specific benchmarks. Almost a quarter ...Read More

The Obama administration has abandoned plans to lease parts of the Outer Continental Shelf off the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling companies. (SirDouglas/morguefile)

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OUTER BANKS, N.C. - Along with a breath of ocean air, residents and businesses along the North Carolina coast might be breathing a sigh of relief. The Obama administration is dropping its plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast. Plans had been announced last year to lease parts of the Outer Conti ...Read More

Most cases of elder abuse go unreported in South Dakota, and senior advocates are working with new laws to help change that. (iStockphoto)

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PIERRE, S.D. - Advocates for seniors are working to get the word out that Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law new protections for victims of elder abuse. The state has adopted several recommendations from the Elder Abuse Task Force, including criminalizing emotional abuse against South Dakota' ...Read More

Advocates for people with disabilities say their clients are being used as pawns in the fight against abortion. (Virginia Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation in Indiana would bar doctors from performing abortions for women who want them because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down Syndrome, or because of the race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of the fetus. The legislation passed this session and is on th ...Read More

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