Brem Foundation announces new breast cancer screening tool

October 26, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in the wake of a recent study showing an increase in the incidence of cancer at younger ages, the Brem ...Read More

RI Takes Action on Medicaid Redeterminations

July 21, 2023

Rhode Island is tackling the yearlong process of redetermining people's Medicaid eligibility. Once the COVID-19 public health declaration expired ...Read More

South Carolina Part of Multistate Plan to Save 1 Million Acres of Salt Marsh

June 13, 2023

South Carolina is joining forces with neighboring states in an effort to save one of the country's most important ecosystems: salt marshes. The ...Read More

Mississippi Makes Advances, Despite Low Rankings for Childcare Access

June 14, 2023

Mississippi is ranked third-lowest among the states for the overall well-being of its children, in the new Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. ...Read More

Legislation Tackles Nation's Surge in Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

June 9, 2023

Congressional lawmakers have reintroduced the PASTEUR Act, which is designed to ward off people's growing resistance to infections. PASTEUR stands ...Read More

BLM Grants Alaska $5 Million for Wildland Waterway Restoration

June 8, 2023

The Bureau of Land Management has announced a $161 million investment in habitat and wildland restoration projects in 11 western states. Alaska is ...Read More

Mississippi Women's Health Needs Begin in Adolescence

May 30, 2023

The need for Mississippi women to prioritize their health doesn't stop when National Women’s Health Month ends this week. One expert says it's ...Read More

Audit Partners Pessimistic on U.S. Economy, Citing Inflation, Cybersecurity, Regulation

May 24, 2023

A new report released by the Center for Audit Quality revealed audit partners at public companies are increasingly pessimistic about the state of the ...Read More

A Native Hawaiian School System Aims to Restore Indigenous Forests

May 18, 2023

By Jenna Kunze for Native News Online.Broadcast version by Alex Gonzalez for Hawaii News Connection reporting for the Solutions Journalism ...Read More

Alaska's Rural Advocates Focus on Farm Bill from Afar

May 17, 2023

Just back from the Rural Action Policy Summit, advocates and policymakers want federal lawmakers to take action on what they call top rural policy ...Read More

Reintroduction of PASTEUR Act Prioritizes Fight Against Superbugs

May 9, 2023

Republicans and Democrats have reintroduced the PASTEUR Act in Congress, which stands for "Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging ...Read More

Vermont Becomes First State to Remove Residency Requirements for Medical Aid in Dying

May 4, 2023

Vermont has become the first state to remove the residency requirement from its medical aid-in-dying law. Advocates for terminally ill adults say the ...Read More

Kansas Nonprofit Pools Local Talents to Better Serve Communities

April 21, 2023

A Kansas nonprofit group is working to change lives and strengthen communities by harnessing the ways people use and share their talents. The ...Read More

LA’s Atchafalaya River Basin Becomes National Estuarine Research Reserve

April 19, 2023

Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Basin is slated to become the 31st National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve is ...Read More

Study: Louisiana's Methane Waste Could Have Powered New Orleans for a Year

April 18, 2023

In 2019, Louisiana could have powered New Orleans with the amount of wasted methane from venting and flaring for an entire year. Research by Synapse ...Read More

Bill Reintroduced to Help States with Wildlife Conservation

April 14, 2023

Kansas wildlife conservation programs would get a huge boost if the renewed effort to pass the Recovering America's Wildlife Act is successful this ...Read More

OK Farmers Turn to Resilient Crop in Face of Crippling Drought

March 3, 2023

By Dana Cronin for Civil Eats. Broadcast version by Mark Moran for Oklahoma News Connection, reporting for Solutions Journalism/Public News Service ...Read More

Alaskans File Petition Opposing Giant Grocery Merger

February 6, 2023

Alaskans opposed to the merger of Fred Meyer and Carrs grocery chains are trying to block the deal, signing a petition to the Federal Trade ...Read More

EPA Finalizing Rules for Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 30, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of finalizing new rules regulating methane and other hazardous emissions from oil and natural ...Read More

Report: Number of Uninsured SC Children Declines

December 15, 2022

A recent report showed the number of uninsured kids in South Carolina is on the decline. The Georgetown University Center for Children and ...Read More

New Oklahoma Database Makes Finding a Buildable Home Lot Much Easier

December 15, 2022

By Kristi Eaton for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Roz Brown for Soundbite Services for the Public News Service/Daily Yonder ...Read More

Oklahoma Leads Nation in Child Insurance Numbers

December 14, 2022

Results of a new Georgetown University study showed Oklahoma saw the most favorable rate of improvement in the country for its number of uninsured ...Read More

Loss of Federal Funding Could Increase MS Uninsured Rate for Children

December 8, 2022

Federal funding during the COVID-19 public emergency helped to stabilize the number of uninsured children in Mississippi – but as pandemic relief ...Read More

NJ Children's Health Insurance Coverage Increased During Pandemic

December 8, 2022

New Jersey saw a decrease in the number of uninsured children in 2021. According to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children ...Read More

Customers Foot the Bill for Alabama Utility’s Political Surveillance Activities

December 6, 2022

A legal battle between former consultants for Alabama Power has revealed documents showing a critical lack of oversight by the Alabama Public Service ...Read More

Survey: Business Leaders Pessimistic About U.S. Economy

December 5, 2022

A new report finds business experts are not altogether pleased with the U.S. economic outlook. The Audit Partner Pulse Survey showed 51% of audit ...Read More

Runoff for Louisiana Dist. 3 Public Service Commissioner Could Impact Energy Policies

December 2, 2022

The Dec. 10 Louisiana Democratic runoff for District 3 Public Service commissioner could determine how the five-person panel regulates fossil fuels ...Read More

Studies: Alaska Families Could Benefit if Child Tax Credit is Revived

November 3, 2022

Some of Alaska's lower-income families want the expanded Child Tax Credit program to be reinstated, as the cost of living continues to rise. The ...Read More

More LA Families Face Increased Hunger, Homelessness with Loss of Child Tax Credit

November 2, 2022

The number of Louisiana families with children reporting they sometimes or often did not have enough to eat in the previous week has increased by 48% ...Read More

Island of Lanai Faces Mental-Health Inequities

November 2, 2022

The Hawaiian island of Lanai is one of many rural communities in the U.S. experiencing health inequities. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lanai ...Read More

Trusted Future Introduces New Platform to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe Online

September 29, 2022

While there has been on-again, off-again talk of tech-focused antitrust legislation coming out of Washington, American parents are more focused on ...Read More

Maglev Backers Aim to Decrease DC-to-NY Travel Times

September 29, 2022

Although Amtrak's Acela cuts travel time to three hours between Washington, D.C., and New York, a proposed high-speed line could reduce it to an hour....Read More

Week Raises Awareness for Older Oklahomans

September 20, 2022

This week is Falls Prevention Week, and the National Council on Aging is spreading the word to Oklahomans. Statistics show falls are the leading ...Read More

MS Capital City Without Water, Indefinitely

September 6, 2022

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has been without water after extreme floods damaged the city's aging water infrastructure. The failure is blamed on ...Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against VT's Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

August 31, 2022

A nonprofit group is suing the state of Vermont on behalf of a terminally ill Connecticut woman. At issue is Vermont's medical aid-in-dying law, ...Read More

Challenges to End-of-Life Planning Can Delay the Process

August 26, 2022

August is National Make-a-Will Month, an opportune time for New Jersey residents to begin end-of-life planning. In a study, 40% of ...Read More

LA Remains Near Bottom for Child Well-Being; Kids Struggle with Mental Health

August 19, 2022

Louisiana's children are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression - according to the 2022 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey ...Read More

AK Ranks in 'Bottom Ten' in Child Well-Being Report

August 15, 2022

Alaska is struggling in measures of child well-being, according to a new report. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey ...Read More

NJ Kids Fare Better Than in Most States for Child Well-Being

August 12, 2022

New Jersey ranks near the top in the nation for overall child well-being, according to the newest Kids Count Data Book, but advocates for families ...Read More

Report: OK Struggling on Indicators of Child Well-Being

August 11, 2022

Oklahoma ranks in the bottom ten of states when it comes to child well-being, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual ...Read More

RI Kids Lacking Mental-Health Resources, Early Education, Report Says

August 11, 2022

A new report finds Rhode Island has improved children's economic well-being, but it is lacking in improving education for children. The Annie E. ...Read More

Report: Economic Instability to Blame for Drop in Child Well-Being in HI

August 10, 2022

A new report ranks Hawai'i 22nd among states, according to indicators on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual ...Read More

Economic Well-Being a Brighter Spot for Kansas in Child Well-Being

August 10, 2022

Kansas ranks 17th in the nation for promoting children's overall well-being – that's according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2022 KIDS COUNT ...Read More

Mental-Health Concerns Underscore Child Well-Being Report

August 10, 2022

Children in Delaware and other states are coping with unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression – that's according to the new 2022 KIDS COUNT ...Read More

Bright Spots Amid State's Poor Child Well-Being Ranking

August 9, 2022

The newest childhood well-being report released this week from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed Mississippi does not fare well in the 50-state ...Read More

A Silver Lining Behind Alabama's Dismal Child Well-Being Ranking

August 9, 2022

The newest childhood well-being report released this week from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed Alabama does not fare well in the 50-state ...Read More

Vermont Ranks 5th in Child Well-Being; Mental Health a Critical Issue

August 8, 2022

Children's advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about the mental-health struggles facing Vermont kids. The 2022 Kids Count Data Book released ...Read More

SC Kids Fare Among Worst in Ongoing Mental-Health Crisis

August 8, 2022

Children in South Carolina are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression, according to the 2020 Kids Count Data Book, released today by ...Read More

Data Privacy Advocates: Antitrust Bills May Have Unintended Consequences Post-Roe

July 21, 2022

Since the Dobbs Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, groups are sounding alarm bells about antitrust legislation which could inadvertently ...Read More

DE Senator Leads Charge for Bipartisan Climate Resilience Bill

July 7, 2022

The Atlantic hurricane season typically runs from June to October, and environmental groups are urging Congress to advance a bill which would require ...Read More