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New Report Reveals Changes in Army Dining Facilities Spur Healthy Eating
According to a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, obesity is increasing among the military. As a solution to fight obesity, a team of researchers...more

2013 Update: Social Security and Medicare Taxes, Benefits
No major Social Security policy changes have shown since the last update. However, there's a slower growth in Medicare's total benefits. The numbers documented in the Urban Institute's report...more

Taylor County Veterans Service Office Needs Volunteer Van Drivers
The Taylor County Veterans Service Office has recently announced that they are in dire need of volunteer van drives to supplement their biweekly trips. Potential drivers may call 325-674-1328 and...more

Pawtucket Foundation Releases Strategic Plans for Economic Development
The Pawtucket Foundation has released new strategies that will guide the organization's work to boost economic development over the next three fiscal years. Dan Sullivan, co-chairman of the...more

NAACP Urges Housing Finance Policies; Lauds Obama for Not Advocating Corker-Warner Legislation
The NAACP, the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, champions for housing finance policies that will increase homeownership. NAACP believes that homeownership is a...more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

Heinz Ownership Change Does Not Affect Philanthropy
H.J. Heinz Co. will have new ownership, but the change will have no effect on the Heinz Endowments. The Heinz family separated from the company decades ago in which the Endowments are results of the...more

House Farm Bill Denies Food Assistance to Families
In a CLASP study, House and Senate conferees are now meeting to try to reconcile the differences between the Farm bills passed by the two chambers. The Farm bill does not offer any new funding for...more

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