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Which US States are Already Honoring the Paris Climate Agreement?

Steve Zwick | Posted 12.05.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This Story is Cross-Posted on Ecosystem Marketplace Even if US President-Elect Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreemen...

Seniors Stripped Of The Right To Vote; Florida Is A Hotspot

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

With days to go before we elect a new President, many of the 1.5 million adults under guardianships in the United States have been stripped of their v...

Electoral Math: Trump Collapses

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is an excellent chance that when Republicans look back at the 2016 presidential election, this will be the week they'll point to when Donald Trump completely collapsed.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Begins Her Debate Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to take a look at the presidential race once again, and I have to begin with a program note. Up until now, I've been writing these columns every two weeks, but from now until the election, they'll appear each Monday like clockwork, since the race is about to head into the homestretch.

Hillary's Shrinking Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton's lead in the race for Electoral College votes is shrinking. In fact, it has been shrinking for a solid month now. Two weeks ago, this hadn't really benefited Donald Trump much. Now, however, Trump seems to be surging in the polls while Hillary slides even further.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Slides Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As things stand, Clinton still has a healthy 58 percent of the total, while Trump has 37 percent. In two weeks, Clinton has lost eight points while Trump gained three points. The extra five points is now in the tied category.

2016 Electoral Math -- Hillary Moves Up

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton wins with a landslide of votes in the Electoral College. Clinton's percent of the total is 66.5, roughly twice Trump's 33.5 percent. Currently, no states are tied.

It's Back to School Time: Will Your School Building Be Safe for Your Child?

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Claire L. Barnett

It's August. Each day now, the sun comes up a bit later and sets a little earlier. Summer is half over and that means it's time to start thinking about going Back to School.

States With The Fastest Growing Economies

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five y...

The Best States To Be Unemployed

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business

Unemployment in the United States has steadily improved over the past six and a half years. The unemployment rate today is half its mid-recession peak...

10 States Adding The Most Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, th...

States' Crucial Choice Under New Federal Education Law: Selecting the Best Survey to Measure and Improve School Quality

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

By recently replacing the failed No Child Left Behind with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Congress has created a huge opportunity for States. The...

Top 10 Cities To Find Great Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. When thinking of relocation, Americans consider an area’s job prospects as among the most im...

Top 10 Most Dangerous States To Drive In

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The number of fatal car crashes in the United States has declined, at least partially due to ...

Who's Responsible for Student Indebtedness?

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.26.2016 | College
Jack Jennings

Colleges and universities are blamed for the high costs resulting from not controlling expenses. Less well-known is that state governments by reducing their support of public colleges and universities are also culpable for increasing the burden of loan indebtedness.

Teaching Kids To Code Is The New Teaching Kids Spanish

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 12.29.2016 | Technology

Florida high school student Brooke Stewart would gladly swap two required foreign language classes to become fluent in JavaScript or Python, the codin...

The Most Beautiful Building In Every State

Thrillist | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Flickr/Blake Lewis Our purple mountains and amber waves are nice and all, but we've been building fast and furiou...

State EITCs: Helping Working Families and Communities Thrive

Erica Williams | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Erica Williams

As state legislative sessions begin, policymakers can help keep people working, increase incomes, reduce financial hardship, and build an economy that works for everyone by following the 26 states and the District of Columbia that have created state Earned Income Tax Credits.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Swift Action Needed: Day of Reckoning for States Is Near

Bob Williams | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

Each year the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its outlook on the fiscal health of state and local governments, as compared to the nat...

The Most Unusual Ancestry In Each State

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

Perceived as a land of opportunity, the United States has always attracted migrants from around the world who settled together in a nation now commonl...

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

Thrillist | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones get passed over the most?

The Road to Solvency

Bob Williams | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

Even though 49 states mandate a balanced budget, either constitutionally or statutorily, there is no uniform definition of a balanced budget, and accounting trickery has allowed states to avoid paying for their future obligations.

Free Summer Events in Each State

Max Levitte | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Max Levitte

Whether you want to stay cool indoors at an art gallery or head out for live music and fireworks, there are lots of free things to do all over the country this summer.