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6 hrs ago | Independent Herald

Governor meets with task force on juvenile justice

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined members of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice and representatives from Pew Charitable Trusts to launch a comprehensive review of West Virginia's juvenile justice system.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Charitable Organizations

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

New Zealand bans shark finning

New Zealand's Conservation Minister Nick Smith said Wednesday that the move will reinforce the country's reputation for sustainability and environmental protection.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Battle Creek Enquirer

Michigan generous with state worker health benefits

Health plans for state employees in Michigan are more generous compared to the average for state workers nationally, a new report shows.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Medicaid, Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's Why North Carolina Keeps Getting Poorer

A recent Brookings Institution report found four North Carolina metro areas fell within the top 10 in the nation for both growth in poor population and growth of poor neighborhoods .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Cherry (Charlotte, NC), Charitable Organizations

Bangor Daily News

Conservation group completes deal to buy portion of Clapboard Island in Casco Bay

As expected last week , the Maine Coast Heritage Trust officially purchased the northeast half of Clapboard Island from Clapboard Island East LLC on Aug. 15. More than 175 individuals and several organizations supported the $1.4 million acquisition, including lead gifts from the town of Falmouth, the Land for Maine's Future Program and The Pew ... (more)

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Related Topix: Falmouth, ME, Charitable Organizations

Sun Aug 17, 2014

UnionLeader.com

NH worker health costs top U.S. list

New Hampshire's average monthly premium cost for state workers is 1 1/2 times that of the national average, according to the first-ever analysis of how much state governments pay to insure employees.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Health Insurance, Health

The Macon Telegraph

State covers most of employee health care costs

The data was released by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in a first-of-its-kind state-by-state breakdown of health plan spending for state employees.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CSP

Oregon gas tax

As the per-gallon gasoline tax model fails to adequately fund infrastructure repairs, states are testing other approaches to make up for shortfalls.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Charitable Organizations, Florida, Florida Government

The Brattleboro Reformer

Study: Vermont state workers pay more in health care premiums

Vermont state employees, on average, pay higher health care premiums than their counterparts in other states, according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

West Virginia juvenile justice system study starts

The West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice held its first meeting Friday.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

Study of Nevada Health Insurance Under Scrutiny

Nevada officials are challenging a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, saying Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums - and much closer to the national average - than the report suggests.

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Medical News

Study finds big range in state workers' health costs

A first-of-its-kind study by two charitable organizations found that states paid nearly $31 billion on employee insurance last year - making it the second largest category of state health care spending after Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Medicine

The Intelligencer

5 delegates named to juvenile justice task force

House Speaker Tim Miley has appointed five delegates to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

US News & World Report

What Happens If the Post Office Is Your Bank

Today, the U.S. Postal Service is best known for delivering packages and letters.

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Related Topix: The Postal Service, Indie, Charitable Organizations

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: California fruit producers seek more juice with name change

States spent nearly $31 billion to provide health coverage to 2.7 million state employee households in 2013, a small increase from the previous two years, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Charitable Organizations

KUT-FM Austin

Texas Accounts For 16 Percent of Children Seeking Asylum Under Controversial Law

Volunteers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities have a makeshift shelter to help handle the surge of immigrants who have recently crossed into the U.S. It's been two years since the Obama administration implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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Related Topix: McAllen, TX, Life, Charity , Charitable Organizations

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tennessee state employees face higher health premiums

State employees in Tennessee, on average, pay more per month in health insurance premiums than government employees in other states.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Bradenton.com

Health insurance for state employees gets another look

It doesn’t have the cheapest premiums or the most expensive. The state is generous to its employees, but not to an extreme.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Charitable Organizations, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL

Merced Sun-Star

Report: ND has rich state employee health plans

The report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that North Dakota state employees get 93 percent of their health care costs covered by insurance.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Charitable Organizations, Merced, CA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Sunherald.com

Report: State offers workers generous health plans

The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation was a first-of-its kind survey of state government health insurance plans nationwide.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Charitable Organizations, Medicaid

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