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Archive: August 29, 2016

New AARP Ohio state director Barbara Sykes says she's made advocating for the needs of Ohioans her life work. (AARP Ohio)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – She's blazed trails in the public and social service sector in Ohio, and now former state Rep. Barbara Sykes is ready to lead Ohio's 50-plus set. As she begins work today as state director for AARP Ohio, Sykes hopes to enhance the work the organization does to ensure older O ...Read More

AARP Indiana says legislation by a lawmaker from Indiana helps older Americans across the country. (toddyoung.house.gov)

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INDIANAPOLIS – A lawmaker from Indiana is being honored for authoring a bill that benefits older Americans and their families. U.S. Rep. Todd Young of Bloomington helped to sponsor the bill, signed into law by President Barack Obama, that requires hospitals to inform patients and their famil ...Read More

Minnesota has taken the lead in protecting pollinating insects from harmful pesticides, which environmentalists say will benefit the country's agriculture system. (iStockphoto)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota is being called a leader when it comes to restricting the use of pesticides that environmentalists say hurt bees. Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the broadest restrictions in the country on the use chemicals known as neonicotinoids. Studies show the chemicals are harm ...Read More

Actress Shailene Woodley spoke out against the Dakota Access Pipeline at a rally this weekend in Los Angeles. (Barry E. Levine)

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Actress Shailene Woodley, best known for her role in the "Divergent" movies, spoke at a march on Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, rallying hundreds of progressive advocates to defend causes championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders. The "Enough is Enough" march was the first even ...Read More

According to a new report, Atlantic and Gulf Coast military bases, particularly those in Newport News, are threatened by sea-level rise from climate change. (Union of Concerned Scientists)

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RICHMOND, Va. – Climate change represents a serious problem for U.S. coastal military bases – especially in and around Norfolk, according to a recent study. The report, "The U.S. Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas,” from the Union of Concerned Scientists, looked at the imp ...Read More

A state Senate candidate and contractor is entangled in charges that his company is using immigrant labor for a school project in Wayne County. (Swope for Senate)

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CHARLESTON, W.V. — Republican state Senate candidate Chandler Swope refuted criticism that his construction company is using immigrant labor to build a Wayne County school. But that defense is now drawing scrutiny. A YouTube video posted this spring showed an unidentified Honduran man workin ...Read More

Nuclear safety advocates are speaking out after a series of audit reports show cost overruns and delays at New Mexico nuclear labs. (Geralt/Pixabay)

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SANTA FE, N.M. — A local nuclear safety group is speaking out after four government reports released in August on the country's nuclear stockpile show management issues, delays and cost overruns at eight labs across the country, including two in New Mexico. The audit reports from the Governm ...Read More

As Bay Staters prepare to hit the roads for Labor Day, new data shows a 20 percent spike in local traffic fatalities in the first half of this year. (Ragesoss via wiki)

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BOSTON — The fall in gas prices means Bay Staters are driving more, and according to new data, that's resulted in a 20 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities in the first half of 2016. According to Kirstie Pecci, staff attorney with MASSPIRG, data from the National Safety Council showe ...Read More

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