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Connecticut Gets Flak for Not Meeting Child Safety Standards in Day Care Centers
The inspector generals working for the US Department of Health and Human Services find that the state of Connecticut is doing a terrible job at meeting health and safety standards among children in...more

Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...more

Steady Rate Decline of Homelessness for a Third Straight Year
The rate of homelessness in the U.S. has dropped for a third straight year. The decline was helped by efficient dropoffs in veteran and chronic homelessness. According to the survey by the Housing...more

USDA Launches StrikeForce Initiative for Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicks off its "StrikeForce" Initiative in 10 more states to bolster relationships with rural communities and to influence resources in communities stricken...more

Homeless Kids in Palm Beach County Grow in Numbers
Homeless children in Palm Beach County seem to be increasing everyday. A shocking statistic reveals that over a thousand students in Palm Beach County schools have been recognized as homeless over...more

HHS Grants $36.3 million in ACA Funding to Improve Health Centers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will be rewarding and expanding quality improvement in 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and...more

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more

West Contra Costa Seeks Volunteers for Earth Day
West Contra Costa is looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance and cleanup of the area's creeks, shorelines, parks and other places for Earth Day. Activities include Albany's shoreline...more

Why Funders View Connections as Vital for Arts Development
Huffington Post writer and Executive Director of National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), Bruce E. Whitacre, regards arts development with a "cautious optimism." This cautiousness stems from the...more

Hillsborough County Animal Services volunteer Troy Wright Reaches Outstanding MIilestone
Troy Wright, a Hillsborough County Animal Services volunteer, has reached an outstanding milestone. Lat Monday, Troy washed his 1,000th dog at the shelter. Troy is a retired US Air Force Gulf War...more

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