Advocacy/Community Affairs

According to a Quinnipiac poll, 92 percent of Virginians support background checks at gun shows.

May 2013 | Location: Virginia | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health, Justice/Legal

Receive an exclusive look at Mt. Everest and its surrounding valleys and explore the passageways through panoramic views

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Technology

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex is a devastating genetic disorder linked to autism, epilepsy, kidney failure and more, affecting more than one million people worldwide.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Building awareness of lupus is essential to improving the diagnosis and treatment of this cruel disease that disproportionately affects minorities and women in the prime of their lives.

May 2013 | Location: National, New York, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

The world’s premier student technology competition features student teams from around the country showcasing their amazing technology ideas at the Imagine Cup US Finals Demo Day.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Technology

The Ocean Conservancy has just released its annual data on the world’s largest coastal cleanup. In 2012 more than ten million pounds of trash, the equivalent of 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets, was picked up by an army of volunteers.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Environment, Health

In many states, when young people in foster care turn 18, they are no longer part of the foster care system. Many find themselves living alone, without the support, resources and guidance of a stable family or other caring...

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Health

State funding for pre-K decreased by over half a billion dollars in 2011-2012, the largest one-year drop ever, says a new study from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) which has tracked state pre-K since...

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Government/Public Affairs

When Florida turned down $2.4 billion in federal aid for a high-speed rail in 2011, many Floridians were upset. Now, state lawmakers may reject a much larger amount – $51 billion over 10 years – leaving hundreds of thousands of...

April 2013 | Location: Florida | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Finance, Government/Public Affairs, Health

At least two children born each day in the United States will have tuberous sclerosis complex, the leading genetic cause of both autism and epilepsy. Increasing public awareness will lead to earlier diagnosis, more research, and...

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

In celebration of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, local members of the cruise industry and the Port of Seattle are rolling up their sleeves to help restore Golden Gardens Park.

April 2013 | Location: Washington | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Environment, Travel/Lifestyle

April is the Month of the Military Child and this month the Real Warriors Campaign encourages Americans to honor the nation's 1.8 million military children and families of returning warriors.

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health

In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, the American Bankers Association is organizing banker volunteers around the country to teach children how to become life-long savers. Nearly 10,000 bankers are participating in all...

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Business, Consumer News, Education, Finance

If the current trend continues, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. In fact, every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease. The American Diabetes Association wants as many Americans as possible to be...

April 2013 | Location: National, Illinois, Texas, California, Oregon, Washington | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Today AARP Florida released a new survey that shows 71 percent of older Florida voters, including strong majorities across party lines, would be less favorable to their Congressional representatives or Senators if they voted for...

April 2013 | Location: Florida | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Finance, Government/Public Affairs

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery National Tour -- which includes a 45-foot purple bus, will make several stops throughout Cincinnati starting stops throughout Detroit starting Thursday, April 11...

April 2013 | Location: Michigan | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes by participating in their annual Tour de Cure, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes.

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health, Science

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery National Tour -- which includes a 45-foot purple bus, will make several stops throughout Cincinnati starting Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6. The bus,...

April 2013 | Location: Ohio | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Vision is our most prized sense. In fact, most people fear losing their eye sight more than any other primary sense. Losing vision to eye diseases, injuries or other conditions can mean losing the ability to enjoy driving,...

March 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Health

A two part series premiering Monday and Tuesday April 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS’s FRONTLINE

March 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Entertainment

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