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

Addiction Expert: Alcohol Just as Dangerous as Opiates

August 27, 2018

WASHINGTON — From a beer at a ballgame to a wine tasting with friends, alcohol is a regular part of life for many Americans. However, some experts ...Read More

Checkup: How Healthy Is Affordable Care Act?

August 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – Given the recent changes in federal health policy, how healthy is the Affordable Care Act? Although Republicans in Washington have ...Read More

Future of Finance is Female: Investment Funds Look for Women in Leadership

August 20, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. – While the growing number of women running for political office is getting lots of attention, there's also a push in the financial ...Read More

Farm Groups Urge Speedy Passage of Farm Bill

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — There are stark differences between the House and Senate Farm Bills. And faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the country's ...Read More

Ruling Against EPA One of Many Environmental Lawsuits

August 13, 2018

SEATTLE — A court ruling forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children was just one of many legal ...Read More

Addressing Families Separated by Mass Incarceration

August 9, 2018

YPSILANTI, Mich. — For weeks, Americans have been gripped by reports of young children being separated from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico ...Read More

3D-printed Guns Among Concerns as Police, Communities Gather

August 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Millions of people across the U.S. will gather for National Night Out events Tuesday to build camaraderie between communities and local ...Read More

Critics: Clean-Car Standard Reversal "Unconscionable"

August 3, 2018

DOVER, Del. – The Trump administration wants to roll back tougher fuel-efficiency standards on cars and light trucks. The EPA claims its new proposal ...Read More

RI Mayor Weighs In on EPA Reversal of Clean-Car Standards

August 3, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's air quality could take a hit in future years if a reduction in fuel-efficiency standards announced on Thursday by ...Read More

Groups Caution Against “Junk” Insurance Plans

August 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – A new rule announced by the Trump administration could expose Americans shopping for health care coverage to new risks. The ...Read More

Wealthiest Americans Get Richer as Income Gap Widens

July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – The gap between the richest and poorest Americans continues to widen, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. ...Read More

Green Burials: When Everything New is Old

July 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – For many Americans, it's never a good day to die, partly because it's so hard to talk about it. That might be changing as more ...Read More

Through Research, Native Americans Find Ways to Shift Negative Stereotypes

July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — A new report finds contradictory stereotypes about Native Americans persist in the United States. Researchers say it's the largest ...Read More

Growing Number of Workers Don't Unplug on Vacation

July 12, 2018

DENVER – Summer is typically when workers who get paid vacation take time off to relax and recharge. But according to a new survey from the ...Read More

Seattle's Campaign to Ban Plastic Straws Goes Nationwide

July 5, 2018

SEATTLE - To rid the world's oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle's move to ban plastic straws will send ripple ...Read More

EPA Coal-Ash Decision Sparks Lawsuit

July 2, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists say they will sue to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from allowing Oklahoma to oversee toxic coal-ash ...Read More

Sparked by Family Separations, Protesters Nationwide Occupy ICE Buildings

June 28, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Twelve days into their occupation, protesters encamped outside of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, ...Read More

Who'll Count the Kids? Delaware Plans for U.S. Census

June 27, 2018

NEWARK, Del. – Delaware finds itself in the middle of the pack, ranked 27th among states in the new 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book released Wednesday. ...Read More

Report: Accurate Census Counts Needed to Keep D.C. Kids Moving Forward

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – Federal funding is paying off for programs that benefit children and families in the Washington metro area, according to the 2018 KIDS ...Read More

Louisiana Kids Not Keeping Pace on Child Well-Being

June 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. – Despite some progress over the past eight years, an annual report ranks Louisiana 49th among states for children's well-being....Read More

Mississippi Builds Momentum in Improving Child Well-Being

June 27, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi is building momentum when it comes to improving the lives of children. The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today ...Read More

SC Receives Highest Marks Ever in Child Well-Being Survey

June 27, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina is doing something right when it comes to improving the well being of its children. The Annie E. Casey ...Read More

Oklahoma Falls Behind Rest of Nation on Child Well-Being

June 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma lost ground in an annual report on children's well-being, ranking 44th in the nation. The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data ...Read More

Report: Alaska Recession Affecting Kids' Well-Being

June 27, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska isn't keeping up with other states in terms of children's well-being, according to a new report that ranks the state 46th ...Read More

Report: Children's Well Being in Hawaii Improving

June 27, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The new state rankings on child well being are out – and Hawaii remains solidly in the middle – 24th in the nation, according to ...Read More

Child Well-Being: Is 13th Place Good Enough for Kansas Kids?

June 27, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas kids are faring better than those in many other states, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today. The ...Read More

Child Well-Being: New Jersey Takes First Place for Education

June 27, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey leads the nation when it comes to education outcomes for children, according to the new KIDS COUNT Data Book released ...Read More

Vermont Still a Top State for Child Well-Being

June 27, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont is a pretty good place to be a child, according to an annual snapshot of child well being. The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data ...Read More

Life is Looking Better for Georgia Children

June 27, 2018

ATLANTA – While children and families in Georgia still face challenges, an annual snapshot of child well being shows some promising trends for the ...Read More

Report: Alabama Children Faring Better Than Ever Before

June 27, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama is making strides in improving the lives of its children. The state ranks 42nd for overall child well being in the ...Read More

Investments Paying Off for Rhode Island Children

June 27, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The latest figures on the well being of children shows Rhode Island ranks 19th in the nation, but child advocates fear trouble ...Read More

Navigating Digital Solutions in the Age of Big Tech

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON - As the Federal Trade Commission seeks ideas on how to better police Big Tech, a newly launched nonprofit is helping existing small ...Read More

Russian Money to NRA May Have Had Major Impact

June 25, 2018

WASHINGTON — Watchdogs say an unknown amount of Russian dark money funneled through the National Rifle Association helped Donald Trump win the ...Read More

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