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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 Caring.com 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

Survey: Public Auditors Worry about Inflation, Cybersecurity Threats

July 7, 2022

A survey of auditors of public companies released Wednesday found a majority have great concerns about the state of the economy and inflation. The ...Read More

Wildlife Bill in Congress Would Bring $14 Million Annually to SC

June 17, 2022

The U.S. House this week passed the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, and groups advocating for maintaining biodiversity call it the most ...Read More

As Birmingham Fights Flooding, Report Highlights How Federal Dollars Can Help

June 15, 2022

Last week's flash floods in Birmingham left property damaged and dozens in need of rescue. Now, local leaders and environmental groups are ...Read More

GA Lawmakers Urge Biden: Accelerate Clean Energy for National Security

April 22, 2022

On Earth Day, two Georgia elected officials are joining more than 475 other lawmakers around the country to urge President Joe Biden to activate the ...Read More

'An Unspoken Need': Feds Slash Planned Funding for Diaper Banks

March 18, 2022

The federal government has slashed funding for diaper banks in its annual appropriations bill, but one Louisiana advocate said even getting lawmakers ...Read More

AL Groups to Congress: Pass Full-Year Appropriations Bill

March 8, 2022

Groups in Alabama are urging Congress to pass a fully funded, full-year appropriations bill, instead of the stopgap continued resolutions for the ...Read More

GA Bill Aims to Reduce Gender Wage Gap through Salary Transparency

March 7, 2022

A bill in the Georgia Legislature aims to improve pay equity in the state, by preventing employers from asking about salary history during the hiring ...Read More

Poll Shows Broad Support for Medical Aid-in-Dying Policies

March 7, 2022

A new poll shows strong voter support for medical aid-in-dying legislation that would allow mentally sound, terminally ill patients with fewer than ...Read More

Groups Urge GA Lawmakers to Focus on EV Adoption, Reducing Air Pollution

March 3, 2022

It's Electric Vehicle (EV) Day at the Georgia Capitol, and environmental advocates argued the pressure is on now to pass EV legislation and use funds ...Read More

DE Lawmakers: Poll Shows Strong Support for End-of-Life Options Act

March 2, 2022

According to a new poll, more than half of voters across the nation are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports medical aid in dying, and ...Read More

RI Kids Risk Losing Health Coverage When COVID Emergency Ends

February 28, 2022

Rhode Island and states across the country will face challenges when the public health emergency ends and its continuous health coverage provision ...Read More

When COVID Policy Expires, More SC Kids at Risk for Losing Health Coverage

February 22, 2022

The number of South Carolina kids enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP jumped by around 9% between February 2020 and June of last year, according to the ...Read More

Under Federal Bill, KS Tribes Could See Major Wildlife Protection Boost

February 14, 2022

On tribal lands, conservationists often deal with uncertainty in securing federal grants to protect wildlife. They're hoping Congress signs off on a ...Read More

GA Groups: Can Monthly Cash Payments Make Economy More Equitable?

February 14, 2022

Maureen Gardner is proud of her 5-month-old son Garrett, who she says can already identify the color red and is growing so fast that he fits into ...Read More

Federal Plan Would Help Oklahoma Tribes Manage Wildlife Corridors

February 14, 2022

On tribal lands, conservation groups often deal with uncertainty in securing federal grants to protect wildlife, and are hoping Congress signs off on ...Read More

Advocates Speak Out Against Sky-High Utility Bills

November 18, 2021

ALBANY, Ga. -- Utility bills in southwest Georgia are crushing low-income residents, according to a new report called People Over Profit: The ...Read More

Build Back Better Would Help Buoy HI Families, Advocates Say

November 17, 2021

HONOLULU - The U.S. House could take up a vote on the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better plan as early as this week. In Hawaii, proponents of the ...Read More

Georgia Group Presses for Passage of Build Back Better Act

November 17, 2021

ATLANTA - The U.S. House of Representatives may vote on the Build Back Better Act as soon as this week - and groups that have vowed to fight climate ...Read More

What 'Build Back Better' Could Mean for N.J. Families

November 15, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. – The U.S. House of Representatives intends to vote on the "Build Back Better" plan this week, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The ...Read More

As COP26 Continues, US Advocates Push for Domestic Action

November 10, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As leaders from around the world meet in Glasgow, the United States' plan to tackle climate change is coming into focus....Read More

Poll: Strong Support for Expanding Offshore Wind in NJ

November 8, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. – A vast majority of voters in New Jersey want to expand offshore wind. That's according to a recent poll, which finds ...Read More

HI Official Joins World Leaders in Glasgow to Demand Bold Climate Action

November 5, 2021

NORTH KONA, Hawaii -- Hawaii officials are among those heading to the annual international climate summit, and they are urging the U.S. to make good ...Read More

While World Leaders Meet in Glasgow, U.S. Climate Plan Could Help GA

November 5, 2021

ATLANTA -- As leaders from around the world meet in Glasgow, the United States' plan to tackle climate change is coming into focus. The Build Back ...Read More

Voter Protection Groups: New Maps Dilute Alabama's BIPOC Voices

November 1, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Groups watching Alabama's redistricting process say new voting district maps dilute the voting strength of communities of color, ...Read More

Group Empowers Young Indigenous Kelp Farmers, Works to Build Regenerative Economy

October 11, 2021

By Judy Bankman for Yes! Media.Broadcast version by Lily Böhlke for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, Alaska ...Read More

Some NJ Educators Closer to Being Debt-Free With Loan-Forgiveness Changes

October 7, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. -- Major changes are on their way to the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which could have a big ...Read More

Georgia Business Group Backs Biden's Build Back Better Plan

September 27, 2021

ATLANTA -- Business leaders in Georgia and across the country are urging Congress to take action to curb climate change by supporting the Biden ...Read More