Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fighting Obama’s Climate Plan, but Quietly Preparing to Comply

Matt Mead, the governor of Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, fiercely opposes President Obama’s climate change regulations, which could shutter hundreds of coal plants and deeply wound his state,… Read More
Saturday, July 30, 2016

College Returns to Prison; Hope Is Fewer Prisoners Will

Smiles crept across the faces of a dozen inmates at the Macomb Correctional Facility last week as Heather Gay, education manager for the state prison system, relayed that for the… Read More
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Victims and Offenders Come Together to Make Their Own Justice

Two teenagers walked into McGuckin Hardware in downtown Boulder, Colorado, grabbed a $600 power saw, and shoved it into a backpack, only to be apprehended by a security guard in… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Refuge for Grandparents Stepping Up To Raise Their Grandchildren

The medicated patches that are supposed to numb the pain in Olivia Chase’s knees won’t stay affixed, so she adjusts them, once again, and pushes forward on her rolling walker.… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

After Dallas Shooting, U.S. Police Forces Rethinking Tactics

Police departments across the United States are searching for new tactics for a more difficult era of racial tension, increasingly lethal mass shootings and global terrorism.  After last week's killing… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Alton Sterling Shooting in Baton Rouge Prompts Justice Dept. Investigation

The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation on Wednesday into the fatal shooting of a black man by the Baton Rouge, La., police after a searing video of the… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gilead and Massachusetts Agree To Rebates for Hep C Drugs

Following threats to sue Gilead Sciences over the cost of its hepatitis C treatments, the commonwealth of Massachusetts has reached a deal with the drug maker for rebates for some… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New VT Law To Fund Public Preschool a First

Vermont has become the first state to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs to all 3- and 4-year-olds as of this month, state officials say.  The law requires Vermont communities to… Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Payday Lenders Cited Hundreds of Times, Face Few Consequences in Kentucky

When state regulators caught payday lender Cash Express twice breaking consumer-protection law in 2010 at its Central City store, they could have slapped the company with fines up to $25,000… Read More
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Arizona Limits Poverty Aid to 1 Year; Strictest In U.S.

On Friday, Arizona became the most stringent state in the nation for aid to poor families raising children.  That's when a one-year lifetime limit on cash assistance kicked in for… Read More
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