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  Last Thursday in Washington, D.C., leaders from Arizona SciTech, a group anchored at both the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in collaboration with the Arizona Board of Regents, the Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, met with the leaders of 26 other regional networks from across the U.S…. Keep reading →


In the wake of the ongoing legal battle that has suspended President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, workers and labor leaders have gathered in Miami over the weekend to build immigrant worker power by mobilizing workers to apply and fight for deferred action. At an event today, workers and labor leaders sent a strong message… Keep reading →


Today Governor Brown released the May Revision to his proposal for the California 2015-16 state budget. Despite the $6.7 billion growth in revenue that includes $5.5 billion in Proposition 98 funds, which support preK-14 education, the governor’s proposal includes only minimal increases for young learners from birth to age 5. The May Revise proposes a… Keep reading →

Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled. Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual… Keep reading →

With kindergarten roundup approaching, is reminding all parents of incoming kindergartners that you can order your child’s certified birth certificate online via the Vital Records Application. This official service, offered in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), offers easy-to-follow instructions in English or Spanish for a highly secure, convenient… Keep reading →

Well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices among low-income families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a study conducted by Altarum Institute and RTI International. The study SNAP Education and Evaluation Study (Wave II) was funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of… Keep reading →

According to Information Resources Inc. (IRI)’s Q3 2013 MarketPulse™ survey results released today, 85 percent of American consumers were aware of the looming debt ceiling crisis and of the government shutdown, which is clearly impacting their views of their personal finances, including their approach to grocery shopping. The survey was fielded to consumers between Sept…. Keep reading →

This week marked the historic launch of the health insurance marketplaces (also known as “public insurance exchanges”). The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has developed two tools for understanding public exchanges: ReformWatch interactive map, and an infographic titled The State of the Exchanges. The ReformWatch interactive… Keep reading →