Friday, May 27, 2022

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High gas prices are not slowing down Memorial Day travel, early voting starts tomorrow in Nevada, and Oregon activists seek accountability for dioxin contamination in low-income Eugene.

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Education Secretary Cardona calls for action after the Texas massacre, Republicans block a domestic terrorism vote, and Secretary of State Blinken calls China the greatest challenger to U.S. and its allies.

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High-speed internet is being used to entice remote workers to rural communities, Georgia is offering Black women participation in a guaranteed income initiative, and under-resourced students in Montana get a boost toward graduation.

The National Institute on Aging says loved ones of people experiencing depression should encourage them to seek medical treatment and stick with a treatment plan a doctor prescribes. (Adobe Stock)
The National Institute on Aging says loved ones of people experiencing depression should encourage them to seek medical treatment and stick with a treatment plan a doctor prescribes. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, May 26, 2022
As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, Arkansas health officials are reminding older adults of resources available, as the social …

If you use powdered infant formula, be aware certain Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products have been recalled and should not be used, the FDA warns. (Adobe Stock)
If you use powdered infant formula, be aware certain Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products have been recalled and should not be used, the FDA warns. (Adobe Stock)

The baby-formula shortage has hit families in Arkansas hard, and one Little Rock resident aims to alleviate the stress on parents by creating an …

All of Arkansas' executive officers, including Secretary of State and Attorney General, are up for re-election this year. (Adobe Stock)
All of Arkansas' executive officers, including Secretary of State and Attorney General, are up for re-election this year. (Adobe Stock)

Early voting is underway in Arkansas through May 24. Central Arkansas community organizations have put together a nonpartisan voter guide for Pulaski …

Florida Democrats want to expand the state's "red flag" law, to allow family members to initiate confiscating weapons. Currently, only law enforcement can take guns away from those who pose a danger to themselves and others. (jarmoluk/Pixabay)
Florida Democrats want to expand the state's "red flag" law, to allow family members to initiate confiscating weapons. Currently, only law enforcement can take guns away from those who pose a danger to themselves and others. (jarmoluk/Pixabay)

Friday, May 27, 2022
Democrats in the Florida Legislature are reviving calls for stricter gun-control laws, following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Florida's …

The original 1972 petition in Ms. Magazine had 53 signatures, but when it was run again later in the year, it garnered more than 1,400. (Ms. Magazine)
The original 1972 petition in Ms. Magazine had 53 signatures, but when it was run again later in the year, it garnered more than 1,400. (Ms. Magazine)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
This story was produced by Ms. MagazineBroadcast version by Lily Böhlke for Florida News Connection/Public News Service The leaked draft …

In 2021, more than one-third of high school students nationwide reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. (Adobe Stock)
In 2021, more than one-third of high school students nationwide reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
As Kentucky students head into the unofficial start of summer this weekend, children's advocates are urging families to prioritize physical activity…

Research shows that high-quality after-school programs improve educational outcomes, school attendance, and social and emotional learning. (Adobe Stock)
Research shows that high-quality after-school programs improve educational outcomes, school attendance, and social and emotional learning. (Adobe Stock)

A new survey finds 8 in 10 Kentucky parents say afterschool programs could help their child combat social and mental-health struggles by reducing unpr…

Vaccinated pregnant women are less likely to experience still- or pre-term births than those that have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)
Vaccinated pregnant women are less likely to experience still- or pre-term births than those that have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)

While many Americans have resumed normal lives after the past two years, the COVID pandemic has not gone away, especially if you have a pre-existing …

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Old-growth forests hold far more carbon than younger forests, helping to protect people from fossil-fuel emissions, according to research published in National Geographic. (Adobe Stock)
Old-growth forests hold far more carbon than younger forests, helping to protect people from fossil-fuel emissions, according to research published in National Geographic. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
By Bryce Oates for The Daily Yonder. Broadcast version by Chance Dorland for North Carolina News Service, reporting for The Daily Yonder-Public News …

RAFI-USA launched the Fresh Bucks consumer incentive program in 2015, in partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Double Bucks incentive program began in 2019. (Adobe Stock)
RAFI-USA launched the Fresh Bucks consumer incentive program in 2015, in partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Double Bucks incentive program began in 2019. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
People in North Carolina who need to stretch every dollar spent on food can get double the value of fresh produce and other goods through government a…

Around 17% of bachelor's degrees awarded to Black students nationwide come from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and <a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/education/our-insights/how-hbcus-can-accelerate-black-economic-mobility" target="_blank">research shows HBCUs boost economic mobility and generational wealth</a>.(Adobe Stock)
Around 17% of bachelor's degrees awarded to Black students nationwide come from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and research shows HBCUs boost economic mobility and generational wealth.(Adobe Stock)

One of North Carolina's oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities is finding new ways to help students stay enrolled and graduate. Recent …

<a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(17)30158-5/fulltext" target="_blank">A 2017 study in The Lancet</a> found 20% of people who are pregnant must travel more than 43 miles to get access to an abortion. (Adobe Stock)
A 2017 study in The Lancet found 20% of people who are pregnant must travel more than 43 miles to get access to an abortion. (Adobe Stock)

By Skylar Baker-Jordan for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Chance Dorland for the Tennessee News Service/Public News Service Collaboration The …

A multistate investigation found Intuit, owner of TurboTax, created confusion by using similar names for both its IRS Free File product and its commercial "freemium" product. (Adobe Stock)
A multistate investigation found Intuit, owner of TurboTax, created confusion by using similar names for both its IRS Free File product and its commercial "freemium" product. (Adobe Stock)

More than 100,000 lower-income Tennessee residents who paid for online-tax prep services advertised as being free may be eligible for payments…

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, Virginia's steel industry generates nearly $2.7 billion in output annually. (Adobe Stock)
According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, Virginia's steel industry generates nearly $2.7 billion in output annually. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, May 26, 2022
As the global economy faces an uncertain future, Virginia's steel producers are pushing President Joe Biden to recommit to trade policies designed to …

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks' seven regional food banks distributed approximately 165 million pounds of food in 2021. (Adobe Stock)
The Federation of Virginia Food Banks' seven regional food banks distributed approximately 165 million pounds of food in 2021. (Adobe Stock)

Virginia's food banks are facing a perfect storm of issues. High inflation for everyday goods is driving up food costs for lower-income families…

Dominion Energy has cited the Russian invasion of Ukraine and global inflation as factors contributing to the rising cost of energy. (Adobe Stock)
Dominion Energy has cited the Russian invasion of Ukraine and global inflation as factors contributing to the rising cost of energy. (Adobe Stock)

Dominion Energy is proposing a rate hike, which would push up utility costs for Virginia's homes and businesses. The company has submitted several …

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Nationwide, low-producing oil and gas wells leak roughly 4 million metric tons of methane emissions per year, according to new data from the Environmental Defense Fund. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />
Nationwide, low-producing oil and gas wells leak roughly 4 million metric tons of methane emissions per year, according to new data from the Environmental Defense Fund. (Adobe Stock)

Smaller oil and gas wells churn out roughly half the nation's overall methane emissions and contribute significantly to climate change, according to …

 

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