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  • Report: Many Baby Boomers Unprepared for Retirement

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – A new study confirms what others already have concluded: Many Baby Boomers haven’t saved a dime for retirement, which can’t help but mean trouble as they reach retirement age. This is National Retirement Planning Week, an effort by consumer advocates, educators and financial-service organizations to promote comprehensive...
  • Puerto Rico’s Lights Slowly Coming Back On, But Study Faults Privatization Plan

    WASHINGTON — Seven months after Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico finally has power again. But a new report shows little is being done to make the island’s electrical grid reliable and sustainable. The study’s author Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said...
  • Marchers to Demand Texas Politicians “Respect Science”

    Mark Richardson Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Organizers of Austin’s annual March for Science hope to send a message to state lawmakers – stop politicizing, and start respecting science. The march and rally, scheduled for Saturday, will coincide with the city’s annual Earth Day celebration. Planners expect a crowd of...
  • Historic Changes to SNAP Could Mean More Hunger in Ohio

    Mary Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio – Historic changes to one of the nation’s foremost anti-hunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives’ version of the 2018 Farm Bill is expected to move swiftly through the...
  • Link Cited Between Mass Shootings, Domestic Violence

    Dan Heyman Public News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to an analysis of seven years of shootings by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority “involve domestic or family violence.” In more than...
  • En Phoenix, nuevos apartamentos para residentes con autismo

    Katherine Davis-Young/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PHOENIX – Estamos en el Mes de Concientización sobre el Autismo y una organización sin fines de lucro busca que la ciudad de Phoenix sea líder en festejar a las personas con autismo. El complejo de apartamentos de First Place AZ próximo a inaugurarse en Phoenix...
  • Report: Congress Consistently Votes with Wall Street, Against Consumers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – While much of the country has been focused on Trump administration scandals, a new report shows Congress has been busy doing Wall Street’s bidding. Since last year, according to the sixth annual report by the group Americans for Financial Reform,...
  • How Apps, Quizzes and Data Was Used to Influence Voters

    Arturo Hilario El Observador With a few hidden camera videos British data firm Cambridge Analytica and social media website Facebook took a beating, in both their reputations and in Facebook’s case, a dip in their stock value. On March 20th British Channel 4 News ran a report in which...
  • Immigrant-Rights Groups Speak Out as Trump Visits CA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service California News Service LOS ANGELES – Even as President Donald Trump wraps up his first visit to the Golden State since the election, immigrant-rights groups are embracing California’s new nickname as the “State of Resistance.” Last September, the president ended the Deferred Action for...