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Report: Kansas 15th in Nation for Child Well-Being, 24th for Health

June 17, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is doing pretty well by its kids, but could make huge strides if it expands Medicaid - according to a new report. The 2019 Kids ...Read More

Delaware's Child Population More Diverse than Ever

June 17, 2019

DOVER, Del. – As an annual report marks its 30th release, advocates are reflecting on the changing population landscape of Delaware's children. ...Read More

Report: Alabama Not Keeping Pace on Child Well-Being

June 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama's children are faring better in key indicators of child well-being, but the state still has some catching up to do. ...Read More

Georgia's Kids Rising in the Ranks for Well-Being

June 17, 2019

ATLANTA — What a difference 30 years can make. A new report reveals Georgia has become a better place for children to grow up stronger, healthier and ...Read More

Report: Louisiana Kids Need More to Thrive

June 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite ranking 49th among states in the new 2019 Kids Count Data Book, Louisiana is seeing some positive trends in children's ...Read More

2019 KIDS COUNT: Poverty Still Plagues Mississippi Kids

June 17, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has a ways to go when it comes to helping its children thrive. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's new 2019 KIDS COUNT ...Read More

Diversity Grows Among New Jersey's Child Population

June 17, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. — A new report shows the Garden State is more diverse than ever, with children of color comprising more than 50% of its child population....Read More

Rhode Island Kids Falling Behind New England Peers

June 17, 2019

PROVIDENCE, RI. — Rhode Island is doing well by its kids when it comes to overall well-being, according to the 2019 Kids Count Data Book. There ...Read More

Report: Economic Security Still a Sore Spot for Vermont's Kids

June 17, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A new report underscores the need for continued work to make Vermont a top state for kids. The state ranks sixth nationally in the ...Read More

Report: High Housing Costs Holding Hawaii Kids Back

June 17, 2019

HONOLULU – Hawaii ranks in the middle of the pack in a new report on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book ...Read More

Report: Alaska Ranks in Bottom Five for Child Well-Being

June 17, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska ranks in the bottom five of an annual report on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data ...Read More

South Carolina Falling Behind in Child Well-Being

June 17, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new report calls for continued work to ensure South Carolina children from all walks of life have the opportunity to thrive. After ...Read More

Oklahoma Ranks in Bottom 10 for Child Well-Being

June 17, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new report shows Oklahoma's children need a significant investment of resources, because the state ranks in the bottom ten ...Read More

Reporters: Big Tech is Slowly Killing Journalism

May 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — A movement is growing to try to save the news business by reining in the power of tech giants Google and Facebook, which together ...Read More

Could CA’s Internet Privacy Law Help Save Journalism?

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Journalists and internet privacy activists are speaking out in the wake of a recent hearing on big data and privacy in ...Read More

Report Credits Medicaid Expansion for Improved Maternal Health in NJ

May 24, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey's decision to accept Medicaid expansion in 2014 is helping improve the health of moms and their babies. According to a new ...Read More

Report: KS Could Improve Mom, Child Health with Medicaid Expansion

May 22, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Expanding Medicaid has helped states cover more mothers and children and improved their health along the way, according to a new ...Read More

Feds Urged to Do More to Prevent Atlantic Right Whale Extinction

May 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – North Atlantic right whales number slightly more than 400 and are facing extinction. Recently, the National Oceanic and ...Read More

Air Pollution Plagues National Parks

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON - Air pollution continues to be a major problem for our national parks. according to a new report that says it's getting worse. The ...Read More

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