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    One Child, Many Stories

    Charita Goshay, Canton Repository We know Hailey Miku, 3, of Canton, was likely the victim of abuse, only because she is dead. On Monday, her father, Mathew, was charged with her murder. His live-in girlfriend, Jessica Bender, was charged with child endangering. The story has stunned and angered people, who know that no child deserves […]

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    Long Island Elected Officials Launch “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave”

    Kelly Tenny, News LI Hempstead, N.Y. – Today, Long Island elected officials joined with a diverse array of organizations from across Long Island to announce the launch of “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave,” a campaign to urge New York state to pass paid family leave this year. With 6.3 million New Yorkers lacking access […]

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    Helping Children Early is Key to Building Success

    The Keene Sentinel Cliches become so because they’re overused, but there is usually a germ of truth in them. One such case is the notion that our best investment as a society is in our children. For some, that may provoke a response of “Well, duh!” Others may disagree entirely, although we’d challenge them to […]

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    The Note: A Debate Without the Donald

    Michael Falcone, ABC News NOTABLES –WHAT TRUMP MAY LOSE BY SKIPPING FOX NEWS DEBATE: Once again, Donald Trump is proving that when it comes to his 2016 campaign playbook, there are no rules. But could Trump’s decision to bow out of the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses be his riskiest move yet? For […]

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    Clinton Focuses on Childhood Education at Newton Middle School

    Stephanie Moore, Who-DT NEWTON, Iowa — Hillary Clinton spoke at a middle school in Newton Thursday and spoke about childhood education. Clinton held her event inside the Berg Middle School gym, where she said growing the economy starts with a quality education. The crowd was so big, Clinton’s speech was streamed into an overflow room. […]

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    Hillary Clinton Reverts to Previous Stump in Final Days Before Iowa Caucuses

    Amy Chozick, The New York Times Fresh off a fund-raiser with Jon Bon Jovi in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton will return to rural Iowa on Thursday for a whirlwind schedule of events across the state in the final days before Monday’s caucuses. Caution is the word of the day for Mrs. Clinton. She has organizing events in […]

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    Iowa Caucus: Where do Presidential Candidates Stand on Children’s Issues?

    Charles Bruner, The Gazette When caucus goers participate in Iowa’s First in the Nation Presidential selection process, many have as a foremost policy concern what the next president will do to produce a bright future for the next generation. A July Iowa voter survey, conducted by Selzer & Company, showed that Iowa voters care deeply […]

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    Hillary Clinton Adds More Iowa Stops

    Kim Norvell, The Des Moines Register (IA) Hillary Clinton has added a slew of new campaign stops to an already busy week leading up to the first-in-the-nation caucuses. The new events have been added to aschedule previously released by the campaign. The complete list of events is: Thursday Newton: 2:45 p.m., conversation with Every Child Matters Education Fund, Berg Middle […]

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    National Voter Registration Day Sees Surge of Blacks, Latinos

    Mike Clifford, Public News Service NEW YORK – Grassroots groups announced Tuesday that they are getting ready for the fall elections by registering more than 2,000 new voters in working-class communities on Long Island. More than a dozen organizations had volunteers out registering Long Islanders in communities of color. Because some big recent elections were […]

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    Information Denied, Children Endangered

    Jenifer McKim, New England Center for Investigative Reporting It is a federal mandate for states to publicly disclose information about child fatalities caused by abuse or neglect so that such tragedies can be prevented in the future. But obtaining that grim data can be difficult because of the time it takes and money it costs. A new report […]

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