GA Officials Conducting Largest Hand Recount in U.S. History

November 16, 2020

ATLANTA -- Election workers in all of Georgia's 159 counties have until Wednesday to finish recounting the five million votes cast for president ...Read More

Civil-Rights Groups Urge Miss. Voters to Pass Ballot Measure 2

October 28, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. -- Civil rights groups are urging Mississippians to approve Ballot Measure 2 on Election Day. The constitutional amendment would ...Read More

Georgia Doctor: Fight Climate Change, Fight for Your Health

October 28, 2020

ATLANTA - Doctors and nurses take an oath to protect their patients from harm, and so thousands now are speaking out about the health threats posed ...Read More

Report: Misuse of CARES Act Funding Leaves Alabamians Struggling to Fill Gap

October 8, 2020

By Barbara Koeppel for The Washington Spectator Broadcast version by Lily Böhlke for SoundBite Services SELMA, Ala. -- Now in its seventh month, ...Read More

MS Sees Sharp Rise in Rate of Uninsured Children

October 13, 2020

Jackson, Miss. -- The number of uninsured children in Mississippi is increasing sharply, according to a new report from the Georgetown University ...Read More

Historic Number of Louisiana Kids Lack Health Coverage

October 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Even during a time when the economy was notably strong, Louisiana lost ground in ensuring children have access to health coverage....Read More

Report: Georgia Has Fourth-Largest Number of Uninsured Children

October 12, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Georgia has almost 200,000 children without health insurance -- the fourth-largest number in the country, according to a new report ...Read More

Number of Uninsured SC Children Shoots Up by 38 Percent

October 9, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The number of children without health insurance in South Carolina had jumped 38% by 2019, according to a new report released today. ...Read More

Conservation Groups: Climate Question is Key in Presidential Debate

September 28, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As the nation faces the effects of climate change - from hurricanes in the Southeast to wildfires in the West - conservation groups ...Read More

On World Alzheimer's Day, New Tools Help Shorten Suffering from Dementia

September 21, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. -- To mark World Alzheimer's day today, a new online planning tool is launching to help people decide end-of-life care wishes in ...Read More

Groups Urge Climate Action to Help Vulnerable NJ Coastal Communities

September 14, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey's coastal communities are feeling the effects of climate change — more severe storms, flooding, rising sea levels — and ...Read More

Report: Nearly 200K Georgia Voters 'Wrongfully Purged' From Voter Rolls

September 8, 2020

ATLANTA – Voters need to take extra precautions to make sure they're listed as registered for the upcoming election, as a new report reveals that ...Read More

NJ "Aid in Dying" Law Adopted by 42 Care Facilities in First Year

August 3, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey law allowing terminally ill patients to request medical aid in dying is now one year old and has been adopted by ...Read More

Final Approval of Outdoors Act Hailed as Breakthrough

July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Conservation groups and outdoor enthusiasts are cheering passage of a bill that cleared its final hurdle in Congress this week. ...Read More

Dam Removal Brings Fish Back to Paulins Kill

July 13, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. -- After more than 100 years, migratory fish once again are making their way up the Paulins Kill, New Jersey's third largest tributary ...Read More

Report: In Georgia, Children's Well-Being at a Standstill

July 8, 2020

ATLANTA -- The well-being of children in Georgia is stagnating, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual Kids Count ...Read More

Despite Small Gains, Louisiana Child Well-Being Ranks Low

July 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana children have seen slight advancement in their overall well-being since 2010, but the state still is stuck at 48th in ...Read More

Coastal Restoration Projects Can Create Jobs Amid COVID-19

July 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Congress is considering a bill that would provide funding to coastal communities for investment in ocean and coastal-habitat ...Read More

Hilton Head Program Allows Seafood Lovers to Recycle Oyster Shells

July 1, 2020

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Oysters are a big business in South Carolina, but the vast majority of oyster shells don't find their way back to the water, ...Read More

Report: Oklahoma Falls in Child Well-Being Rankings

June 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma has slipped in a report ranking states on child well-being. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey ...Read More

Report: Alaska Makes Gains in Child Well-Being

June 24, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska has made big strides in child well-being, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual ...Read More

South Carolina Slips in Child Well-Being Rankings

June 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina kids are falling behind in some key areas of child well-being, according to new data from the 2020 Kids Count Data ...Read More

GA Educators Push for Federal Dollars for Safe Schools, Elections

June 24, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Georgia educators are urging Congress to pass new legislation that boosts funding for state and local governments to keep schools ...Read More

New Jersey Ranks in Top Ten for Child-Well Being in Pre-Pandemic Survey

June 23, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – The Garden State ranks eighth in the nation for overall child well-being in a new report from the Annie E. Casey foundation. The ...Read More

Proposed Offshore Closures Target Lobster Gear Harming Right Whales

June 19, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Emergency action is being requested to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. The Pew Charitable Trusts ...Read More

Alaska Educators Say Federal Aid Crucial for School Reopening

June 15, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Federal funding from the next stimulus bill in Congress is crucial in order to reopen Alaska public schools, educators in the ...Read More

Economists Call for $1 Trillion in Aid to State, Local Governments

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- State and local governments need a massive influx of federal dollars in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill, according to a new ...Read More

Amid Pandemic, More Vermont Families Relying on Safety-Net Programs

April 7, 2020

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont households now can complete the 2020 census form online or by phone: That's the message children's advocacy groups want ...Read More

Geography, Coronavirus Challenges for Alaska Census Count of Children

April 3, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska – The new coronavirus pandemic is magnifying the problems Alaska faces in getting an accurate count for the 2020 Census, especially of ...Read More

Coronavirus Not Stopping Georgia's Count of Kids

April 1, 2020

ATLANTA -- Today is Census Day, and the coronavirus crisis isn't stopping the once-a-decade count of Americans. Nearly 2 million kids from birth ...Read More

COVID-19 Presents Census Challenges for Counting Hawaii Children

March 25, 2020

HONOLULU -- Families in Hawaii shouldn't forget to count their youngest family members in this year's census. In the 2010 Census, 2 million ...Read More

Despite COVID-19, Census Takers Push to Count All SC Kids

March 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina households can now complete the 2020 census online or by phone. And advocates say counting kids is even more urgent ...Read More

RI's Immigrant Kids Could Escape 2020 Census

March 17, 2020

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. -- Immigrant advocacy groups are urging families to participate in the U.S. census. This week, many Rhode Islanders will ...Read More

Tourism Industry Says SC National Parks in Need of Repairs, Upgrades

February 6, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tourism and economic development organizations say South Carolina's national parks and historic sites are in desperate need of ...Read More

Chattahoochee Forest, Others Benefit from 'Roadless Rule' – For Now

November 13, 2019

ATLANTA - The Trump administration wants to reverse a nearly two-decade rule in order to allow more logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest - and ...Read More

Report: Alaska has 2nd-Highest Rate of Uninsured Children Nationwide

November 1, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Compared to other states, Alaska is near the bottom when it comes to the rate of children with health care coverage, according to ...Read More

Number of Alabama Uninsured Children On the Rise

November 1, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The number of children in Alabama without health insurance has increased since 2016, according to new findings. The Georgetown ...Read More

Kansas Mirrors Nat'l Trend: More Kids Uninsured

November 1, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – In the last few years, Kansas has seen its number of uninsured children rise by 4,000, according to a new report by the Georgetown ...Read More

Georgia has 5th Highest Rate of Uninsured Kids

October 31, 2019

ATLANTA – A new report says Georgia is experiencing a serious erosion in children's health care coverage. According to the findings released ...Read More

Report Shows Growing Numbers of NJ Children Without Health Insurance

October 30, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – The number of children in the United States without health insurance grew by more than 400,000 from 2016 to 2018, and some of that ...Read More

Report: Children in SC Losing Health Coverage

October 30, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – About 6,000 more children in South Carolina are uninsured compared with two years ago, according to a new report from the Georgetown ...Read More

Coastal Communities Urge Increased Protections Following U.N. Climate Report

September 30, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A recent report by a United Nations Climate Change Panel confirms and explains some of the causes of intense flooding in South ...Read More

Fewer Hawaii Kids in High-Poverty Areas, But Families Still Struggle

September 27, 2019

HONOLULU – The number of Hawaii kids living in high-poverty neighborhoods has decreased over the last decade, according to a new report. The ...Read More

177,000 NJ Kids Plagued by High Poverty

September 25, 2019

NEWARK, N. J. – New research reveals that 177,000 New Jersey kids live in areas of concentrated poverty, a 25% increase since the depths of the ...Read More

MS Has Highest Percent of Kids Living in High Poverty

September 25, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has shown a slight improvement, but still ranks the worst among states for the number of kids living in high-poverty ...Read More

Concentrated Poverty in La.: "We're Failing Too Many Kids"

September 25, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana is one of 10 states in the nation that saw an increase in the number of children living in concentrated poverty since ...Read More

Kansas Lifts More Kids Out of High-Poverty Neighborhoods

September 25, 2019

TOPEKA, Ks. – Kansas has 51,000 kids living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to a new report – but that's actually a 13% drop from numbers ...Read More

Alabama Not Making Progress on Kids in High Poverty

September 25, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Economic expansion after the Great Recession of 2008 has done little to get Alabama children out of high-poverty neighborhoods, ...Read More

Racial Disparities Persist for RI Kids in High Poverty

September 25, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – Economic expansion after the Great Recession of 2008 has done little to get Rhode Island children out of high-poverty ...Read More

Ga. Makes Strides to Pull Kids Out of High Poverty

September 25, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia has more than 335,000 kids living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to a new report – but that's actually a 7% ...Read More