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Georgia Makes Strides to Keep Kids in Families

April 12, 2019

ATLANTA – Foster care is improving in Georgia and across the nation, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. More kids are being ...Read More

Despite Fall, Hawaii Foster Kids Placed in Families at High Rates

April 5, 2019

HONOLULU – Although Hawaii has seen a slight dip, most foster youth in the state are being placed in families, according to a new report. The ...Read More

Report: More KS Foster Kids with Families, But Other Issues Loom

April 5, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – More kids in foster care are being placed in families, in Kansas and across the country, according to a new report. The Annie E. ...Read More

Vermont Focuses on Keeping Kids with Families

April 4, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Foster kids do much better when placed with a family, compared with a group home placement, and a new report says Vermont is making ...Read More

Families First: Foster Care Improving in Oklahoma

April 4, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Foster care is improving in Oklahoma and across the nation, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. The ...Read More

Alaska Has Highest Family-Placement Rate for Foster Children, Report Shows

April 4, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – More foster youths are being placed in families across the country, according to a new report. The research from the Annie E. ...Read More

Louisiana Keeps More Kids in Families

April 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. - More than 4,000 Louisiana kids are in foster care, and the state is doing a better job of ensuring that their time away from their ...Read More

New Jersey a Top State for Finding Families for Kids

April 3, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey is a top state for ensuring that kids in the foster-care system have the support of a family. Data from the Annie E. ...Read More

Delaware Focuses on Keeping Kids in Families

April 2, 2019

DOVER, Del. — Research shows that being a part of a family is essential to the well-being of children, and it's a message that's resonating in ...Read More

Report Links Massive Increase in Corn, Soybean Crops to Environmental Destruction

March 8, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that promotes the biofuel ethanol, has led to a massive expansion of corn and soybean farming, ...Read More

Report: U.S. Push for Ethanol is Accelerating Climate Change

March 8, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. - The push for biofuels is causing serious environmental damage, according to a new report. The Renewable Fuel Standard was intended ...Read More

Public-Lands Program Important for S.C. Moves Toward Permanent Status

February 21, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a rare moment of productive agreement, Congress looks likely to permanently authorize what's been called "the most important ...Read More

Bundle of Public-Lands Protections Close to Gaining Congressional Approval

February 21, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Congress is on the verge of passing the largest package of public-lands protections in the past decade. The U.S. Senate passed the ...Read More

Georgia's Natural Spaces Need Federal Fund, Groups Say

February 21, 2019

ATLANTA – From the Chattooga River to Cumberland Island, natural areas throughout Georgia have been preserved thanks to decades of federal ...Read More

Alabama Lands Stand to Benefit from Landmark Legislation

February 21, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Congress is considering a historic bill that could ensure the future protection of natural areas throughout Alabama. From the ...Read More

Opioid Crisis: Ohio Dentists Urged to Join Fight

February 7, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oral health is a key component in fighting the opioid epidemic, and dental professionals and their patients in Ohio are encouraged ...Read More

Rhode Island Parents Question Wheeler's Mercury Motives

January 24, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Parents from Rhode Island are among those speaking out about the Trump administration's choice to head the Environmental ...Read More

New Jersey Moms Caution Against EPA Nominee, Mercury Rule Rollback

January 23, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. – Parents from New Jersey are among those speaking out about the Trump administration's choice to head the Environmental Protection ...Read More

Groups Call National Park Shutdown Staffing Dangerous, Illegal

January 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Visitors at national parks across the country are witnessing mountains of trash, overflowing toilets and damaged property as several ...Read More

Report: Number of Uninsured Kansas Children Increases

November 29, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – After a decade of progress, the number of uninsured children went up last year nationwide. In an annual report released Thursday, ...Read More

Report: More Kids Going Without Health Insurance in South Carolina

November 29, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina is one of a dozen states that has not expanded Medicaid, a fact that may be contributing to the inability of parents ...Read More

Report: Percentage of Children Without Health Coverage Climbs in La., Nationwide

November 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Fewer American children had health insurance in 2017 compared to 2016, a statistic that is concerning because it's the first time in ...Read More

Alabama, U.S. See Reversal in Kids' Health Coverage

November 29, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Children's advocates say while the need for Medicaid expansion has been overlooked by the Alabama Legislature, its impact on the ...Read More

Rhode Island Bucks National Slide in Kids' Health Coverage

November 29, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – While the number of uninsured children in the U.S. has risen for the first time in a decade, rates in Rhode Island are holding ...Read More

Mississippi Foster Youth: A Lonely Path to Adulthood

November 14, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. - Young people in foster care, in Mississippi and nationally, are struggling as they transition to adulthood, according to a new data ...Read More

Higher Education in New Jersey: A Racial Split

November 13, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. - Students at public colleges in New Jersey are being split into two separate and unequal tracks, according to new research released ...Read More

New Report Shines Light on Challenges of Older Foster Kids in RI

November 14, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The instability of foster care often adds trauma to the lives of children in the system, experts say, with special challenges for ...Read More

Report: GA Teens in Foster Care Need Positive Connections

November 14, 2018

ATLANTA - New research uncovers the instability faced by Georgia youths in foster care and the negative outcomes they experience during their ...Read More

Hawaii Teens Transitioning from Foster Care Face Hurdles

November 15, 2018

HONOLULU - New research highlights the instability young people in foster care in Hawaii face, and the barriers this can create as they transition ...Read More

Congressional Bill Would Preserve Historic Sites in S.C.

November 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, S. C. – Groups across the country are calling on Congress to address maintenance costs in national parks in order to save some of ...Read More

Report: Poverty Rates Steady, But Many in NJ Still in Need

October 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. - The poverty rate didn't move much between 2016 and 2017, but many New Jerseyans still are struggling. On this International Day ...Read More

In Your Backyard: Report Finds Over 124 Million Americans Live Near Toxic Threats

October 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Chances are you or someone you know live near a potentially hazardous chemical facility, and may not even know it. A new ...Read More

Report Suggests Two-Generation Strategies to Help Vermont's Young Parents

September 28, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The sleepless nights and increased costs that come with parenthood are a rude awakening for anyone, but the challenge often is ...Read More

Report: Rural Areas Reap Benefits in States with Medicaid Expansion

September 26, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – States that have expanded Medicaid have seen dramatic decreases in their numbers of uninsured, low-income adults, especially in ...Read More

Report: Georgia Among States with Nation's Highest Uninsured Rates

September 26, 2018

ATLANTA – Georgia isn't one of the 33 states that expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, but if it had, according to a new ...Read More

Report: Delaware's Young Parents Struggle to Find their Footing

September 25, 2018

DOVER, Del. — Finding their footing in life is a struggle for many young adults in Delaware, and it's especially challenging for those who are also ...Read More

Report: Social Programs Help Young Alaskan Parents Succeed

September 25, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Parenting can be a challenge for the even most financially secure Alaskans, but the hardships can be even greater for young ...Read More

Report: Invest in Young Oklahoma Parents to "Stop the Cycle"

September 25, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Parenting can be a challenge for even the most financially secure Oklahomans, but the challenges can be even greater for young ...Read More

Young Parenting: Two Open Windows of Opportunity

September 25, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Finding their footing in life is a struggle for many young adults in Rhode Island, and it's especially challenging for those who ...Read More

Report: Georgia's Young Parents Need Better Supports

September 25, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – The sleepless nights and increased costs that come with parenthood are a rude awakening for anyone, but the challenge is often greater ...Read More

Report: Hawaii's Young Parents Financially Vulnerable, Need Support

September 25, 2018

HONOLULU – Parenting can be a challenge for the most financially secure adults, but the hardships can be even greater for young parents. A report ...Read More

Investments Can Create Success for SC Young Parents

September 25, 2018

COLUMBIA, S. C. – For some of South Carolina's young adults, the already challenging transition to adulthood is complicated by becoming a parent. And ...Read More

Report Reveals Hurdles Faced by Young Kansas Parents

September 25, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – In Kansas, young adults who are parents are facing life-altering barriers to success, according to a new report. The findings, ...Read More

New Jersey's Young Parents Need a Boost

September 25, 2018

TRENTON, N. J. – New Jersey is missing opportunities to help young parents succeed, according to a new report. The Annie E. ...Read More

Time's Running Out to Comment on Changes to Endangered Species Act

September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — Time is almost up to put in your two cents on the Trump Administration's slate of changes that conservation groups say will weaken the ...Read More

New Hope for Hawaii's National Parks' Repair Backlog

September 19, 2018

HONOLULU – National parks in Hawaii may be a step closer to getting much-needed repairs. The House Natural Resources Committee approved HR 6510, ...Read More

"Warehousing Wealth" Philanthropy Draws Criticism

September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – As Republican Party leaders work to pass what’s known as Tax Reform 2.0, a tax break taken almost exclusively by the top 1 percent of ...Read More

Maps, Art Highlight Lives of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

September 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – Murder rates for Native American women in some communities are 10 times that of the national average. But two projects are revealing ...Read More

Report: Teachers Nationwide Paid Far Less than Other Professionals

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON — Educators and students across the country have headed back to school. But a new study finds more and more teachers are struggling as the ...Read More

Why is Mainstream Media Still So White?

August 30, 2018

DENVER – The story of America is becoming increasingly more diverse, but the same can't be said for America's storytellers. While the population ...Read More