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Archive: March 25, 2019

Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co. in Hindman, Ky., will make high-end artisan guitars and other instruments. (@blondsoul/Twenty20)

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HINDMAN, Ky. – A manufacturer of musical instruments in Knott County opens its doors next month. And Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company plans to employ people in recovery from addiction. Doug Naselroad knows mountain instruments. He's spent decades making custom guitars, mandoli ...Read More

Statewide, 1-in-5 early-childhood educators is without health insurance, according to a new report. And in some rural North Carolina counties, those numbers may be even higher. (kinni72nni72/Twenty20)

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Early-childhood educators are finding themselves choosing between basic needs and health care. The median salary for child-care workers in North Carolina is not quite $21,000 - too high to qualify for Medicaid, but leaving many early-childhood educators in the gap. A new repor ...Read More

Big Darby Creek is one of thousands that would lose protection under changes proposed to the Waters of the United States rule. (Chris Yoder/Midwest Biodiversity Institute)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Time is running out for public comments on a federal proposal to lift pollution controls on certain smaller streams and bodies of water, including tens of thousands of miles of Ohio waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency says Clean Water Act protection should no l ...Read More

Illinois estimates more than 400,000 residents will receive federal food benefits at least one month this year. (Gemma Billings/Flickr)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A change to eligibility for federal food assistance could affect hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans. Able bodied people ages 18 to 49 without dependents, who work fewer than 20 hours a week, can only receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...Read More

The Indiana Institute for Working Families says a bill in the Indiana House could allow small dollar loans that charge interest rates of up to 99 percent. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

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INDIANAPOLIS – A coalition is urging Indiana lawmakers to stop a bill that would significantly expand high interest loans in the state. Senate Bill 613 would allow loans with interest rates above 72 percent, which is currently considered felony loan sharking. Indiana veterans groups, faith ...Read More

The average Oregon caregiver is a 62-year-old woman caring for an 80-year-old parent. (AARP Oregon)

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Nearly half of Oregon voters age 40 and older have experience as a family caregiver and three in five believe they will be a caregiver in the future, according to a new survey by AARP that provides a profile of caregivers in Oregon. Joyce DeMonnin, communications director for ...Read More

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Civil liberties advocates fear a new immigration enforcement policy adopted by Pennsylvania State Police will enable practices shown to be damaging to families. A coalition of organizations says the new policy takes a few steps in the right direction. It forbids state polic ...Read More

Social workers such as Michelle Kosa, and recovering addicts such as Michael Honaker, swear by Suboxone and Medication Assisted Treatment for substance abuse disorder. (Dan Heyman)

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia is debating the value of medication such as Suboxone for treating opioid addiction, but some advocates have no doubt. Michael Honaker, who was once hooked on opioids, says Suboxone saved his life. Properly used, Medication Assisted Treatment will ease the c ...Read More

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