Diaper Duty an Economic Burden for 1-in-3 Families

June 18, 2018

WASHINGTON — Diaper duty can certainly be stressful for parents of young children. But for some parents, it's a stress not just on their patience, ...Read More

Lead Contamination in Schools' Drinking Water Worse Than Previously Thought

June 14, 2018

BOSTON — As schools begin summer break, environmental groups are urging public officials to take swift action to "get the lead out" of drinking water ...Read More

Groups Fear Zinke Shakeup of Public Lands Management

June 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – The federal department that controls the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of ...Read More

Group Asks Feds to Nix Chinese Government Control of Port of Long Beach

June 6, 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Advocates for national security are urging the Trump administration to block a proposed deal that would give a company owned by ...Read More

Governors Pen Letter to Oppose Trump's "Gag Rule" on Abortion

June 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration won a battle in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday (6/4) effectively banning abortions for undocumented minors ...Read More

Puerto Rico Fire Stations Get Solar Power Ahead Of Hurricane Season

May 31, 2018

SAN JUAN, P.R. — A nonprofit that's installing solar energy systems in some fire stations in Puerto Rico ahead of hurricane season hopes it can show ...Read More

Report Deems Cell Towers, Power Lines Threats to Wildlife

May 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – It's hard to imagine what life was like before cell phones and their necessary towers dotted the landscape from coast to coast. But ...Read More

Experts: Be Prepared for Hurricane Season Regardless of Prediction

May 23, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - While hurricane experts predict a slightly less active Atlantic hurricane season, they maintain it's important to be prepared ...Read More

Administration Continues Push for Arctic Oil

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – Environmental advocates are concerned that the Trump administration is rushing through a plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic ...Read More

Senate Votes to Block FCC's Net-Neutrality Rollback

May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate took a stand on open internet protections yesterday, voting 52-47 to stop a recent move by the Federal Communications ...Read More

Get a Job: Experts See Benefits in Service-Sector Summer Employment

May 14, 2018

NEW YORK — With the end of the school year right around the corner, students and parents are considering how they might spend the summer. And while ...Read More

How Can We Calculate the Real Value of Energy Jobs?

May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has justified energy projects such as the Keystone XL or Atlantic Coast pipelines by saying they'll create ...Read More

Many States Still Using Vulnerable Electronic Elections Systems

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With just six months until the midterm elections in November, experts say America's voting infrastructure remains extremely ...Read More

Poor People's Campaign for Social Justice Kicks Off

May 7, 2018

A movement inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King is launching a 40-day campaign to bring attention to issues of poverty, racism, ...Read More

Study: Policy Changes Needed to Combat Nursing Fatigue

May 3, 2018

MADISON, Wis. — A new study is calling for a "culture change" in health care, to help prevent life-threatening mistakes at the nation's hospitals. ...Read More

Tax Fight: Airbnb Called Out for "Sweetheart Deals"

April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the busy summer travel season just around the corner, a newer player in the lodging game is being called out in allegations ...Read More

New Eviction Data Underscores America's Affordable-Housing Crisis

April 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — New data from the Eviction Lab project shows that more than 6,000 Americans were kicked out of their homes every day in 2016. That's a ...Read More

Gaps Cited in Protections for Small-Business Employees, Nonprofit Volunteers

April 18, 2018

BOLIVIA, N.C. — With the growing awareness of harassment in the workplace, many workers across the country may not realize they aren't protected by ...Read More

Puerto Rico’s Lights Slowly Coming Back On, But Study Faults Privatization Plan

April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — Seven months after Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico finally has power again. But a new report shows little is being done to ...Read More

Advocates for Somali Detainees in Fla. Plan Next Protest

April 11, 2018

MIAMI - Immigrants' advocates are meeting this week to determine their next move as they protest the indefinite detention of Somali immigrants in ...Read More

Report: Many Baby Boomers Unprepared for Retirement

April 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - A new study confirms what others already have concluded: Many Baby Boomers haven't saved a dime for retirement, which can't help but ...Read More

Website Showcases Innovative Environmental Bills Across Country

April 9, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. — If lawmakers are having a hard time generating ideas on environmental change, they now have a place to view what other states are ...Read More

Will Super Pac's North Carolina Election Activities Haunt Bolton?

April 5, 2018

John Bolton takes the reins as President Donald Trump's new national security advisor on Monday. In advance of the move, Bolton's Super PACs ...Read More

States, Cities Push Back on Census Citizenship Question

April 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Seventeen states, seven major U.S. cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors filed a lawsuit this week in an effort to remove a ...Read More

District Attorney Elections: The Next Front Line of Criminal Justice Reform

April 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Who are the most powerful people in the justice system? Many say they are district attorneys. Until recently, there's been ...Read More

Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Citizenship Question on Census

March 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civil rights leaders are slamming a Trump administration decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census survey for the ...Read More

Climate-Change Denial Could Weaken Government's Disaster Plans

March 26, 2018

FAIRFAX, Va. – Scientists say the effects of climate change are being ignored by federal government disaster planners, to the potential detriment of ...Read More

Report: Alabama Medicaid Work Requirement Plan a Catch-22

March 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is accepting comments on its bid to impose a Medicaid work requirement - a plan that a new report suggests is a no-win for ...Read More

Place, Race and Health: How is Your Community Doing?

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — If you want to know how healthy your county is, check the ZIP code. For the ninth year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...Read More

In Defense of Democracy: Sunshine Week Highlights Freedom of Information

March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — In a time when the media frequently comes under attack, supporters of freedom of the press say defending the First Amendment and ...Read More

Brooke's Story: A Child Rape Survivor Speaks

March 8, 2018

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Brooke Hubbard was sexually abused by her father from age three until puberty. She hopes her story can help others understand ...Read More

Mayors to EPA: Keep the Clean Power Plan

February 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Wednesday in San Francisco, the Environmental Protection Agency holds a "listening session" on its proposal to repeal the Clean Power ...Read More

Florida Governor Breaks With Trump, NRA, Offers Gun-Control Proposals

February 26, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott had enjoyed an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, but he has broken with the NRA of late ...Read More

Teachers Consider Strike to Protest Gun Violence

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – The shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. is sparking student protests nationwide – and in some areas, teachers are considering ...Read More

Report: Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Boost Economy

February 19, 2018

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.4 trillion. That's greater than all credit card debt and eclipses all motor ...Read More

Bill Up for Vote Today Could Lead To Spread of Predatory Loans

February 14, 2018

Consumer groups say predatory payday lenders would be able to flood the market with sky-high interest-rate loans - and get around state laws - if a ...Read More

Website Tracks Government Attacks on Climate Science

February 12, 2018

NEW YORK – Alarmed over what they see as the government's growing hostility toward science, groups at Columbia Law School have created an online ...Read More

An Idea for Fixing America’s Current Retirement System

February 8, 2018

NEW YORK – For far too many Americans, the prospect of a secure retirement is dim. A retirement expert says this crisis is a problem the nation can ...Read More

Fight to Stop Bayou Bridge Pipeline Goes to Court

February 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. — The fight over the future of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline goes to court today. A federal court in Baton Rouge will consider a ...Read More

Retail, Restaurant Businesses Boom with Minority Participation

February 5, 2018

WASHINGTON — As Black History Month begins, there's some good news for African Americans in the workforce. The unemployment rate for ...Read More

Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl: Is it a Myth?

February 1, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — The Super Bowl has commonly been regarded as the single largest human trafficking event in the country - but that claim is now up for ...Read More

Advocates: No Permanent Victories for Environment

January 29, 2018

DENVER – From the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act to the Climate Agreement in 2015, environmentalists have celebrated regulations that curbed pollution, ...Read More

Roots on Wheels: People Living in RVs Full-Time

January 24, 2018

DENVER – A growing number of Americans are finding that snails may have the right idea after all by taking their home with them wherever they go. ...Read More

Survey: Over a Year, One in Ten Young People is Homeless

January 22, 2018

CHICAGO — A first-of-its-kind survey found the rate of homelessness among young adults to be much higher than previous studies have indicated. ...Read More

January Worst Month for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – Carbon monoxide can be fatal, and sometimes difficult to detect. According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...Read More

Cities Taking on Major Problem Solving Role

January 15, 2018

NEW YORK – With massive budget cuts and deregulation coming from Washington, a new book says cities increasingly are becoming centers for problem ...Read More

Senate Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Rule Secures Floor Vote

January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate bill that would reverse a recent Federal Communications Commission decision to roll back net neutrality has received more ...Read More

Will Including Citizenship Question be Recipe for "Flawed" 2020 Census?

January 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Justice Department request to include a question on citizenship to the 2020 census is raising concerns it could sabotage results. ...Read More

SNAP Benefits Could Be at Risk When Congress Debates Farm Bill

January 5, 2018

Congress is expected to begin work soon on the $140 billion farm bill, but there are concerns that some conservatives are targeting nutrition ...Read More

"Once They Drill, There's No Going Back"

January 5, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina business groups are among those speaking out against a new proposal to open up the majority of the Atlantic Coast to ...Read More