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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

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

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

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

Efforts are Paying Off to Lift SC Kids Out of Poverty

September 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Efforts to lift South Carolina families out of poverty are paying off, as a new report shows the number of kids living in ...Read More

Report: AK Children Living in High-Poverty Areas Explodes

September 24, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The number of Alaska children living in high-poverty neighborhoods has skyrocketed since the Great Recession, according to new ...Read More

Delaware Sees an Increase in Kids Living in High Poverty

September 24, 2019

DOVER, Del. — Despite improvements in the economy since the end of the recession, a new report reveals an increase in the number of Delaware children ...Read More

Report: Improved Economy Not Helping Vermont's Kids in High-Poverty Areas

September 24, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Economic expansion after the Great Recession of 2008 has done little to get Vermont kids out of high-poverty neighborhoods, ...Read More

Upcoming Kentucky Horse Park Event 'Hats Off Day' Celebrates Service Horses

July 22, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park is open to the public with free admission on Saturday for Hats Off Day, an all-day event celebrating ...Read More

Insurance Companies Continue to Balk at Covering Air-Ambulance Rides

July 9, 2019

BALTIMORE — The public outcry over high medical bills has gotten the attention of Congress. Senate Health Committee leaders have proposed the Lower ...Read More

Insurance Companies Continue to Balk at Covering Air-Ambulance Rides

July 9, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The public outcry over high medical bills has gotten the attention of Congress. Senate Health Committee leaders have proposed the ...Read More

Insurance Companies Continue to Balk at Covering Air-Ambulance Rides

July 9, 2019

PHOENIX — The public outcry over high medical bills has gotten the attention of Congress. Senate Health Committee leaders have proposed the Lower ...Read More

Consumer Group Launches to Fight Real-Estate Wire Fraud

July 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — The new Coalition to Stop Real Estate Fraud launches this month to make more people aware of the dangers of what it says is a national ...Read More

R.I. Leading the Way in Coastal Protection

June 26, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island has become a national leader in using Special Area Management Plans, or SAMPs, to preserve and protect its coastline ...Read More

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