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  • Donald Trump’s Choices for Cabinet Posts

    To the Editor: Re “Choice to Lead H.H.S. Is Eager to Cut Its Clout” (news article, Dec. 5): The last time I heard a politician glibly suggest that citizens “vote with their feet” if they didn’t like how their state was administering federally funded health programs like Medicaid and maternal and child health programs, Ronald […]

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  • Advocacy Coalition Presses Presidential Candidates On Child Care Affordability

    Ellyn Fortino, Progress Illinois As the 2016 election season kicks into high gear, a new nationwide advocacy campaign aims to amplify the need for more affordable child care and preschool. The Stand with Families initiative, led by a coalition of labor, women’s rights and other organizations, has created an online petition and is planning a series of […]

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  • Pave the path to graduation much sooner

    Kelli Soyer and Sheila Hansen, The Des Moines Register Youth all across Iowa will soon walk across the stage to collect their diploma, anticipating the next chapter of their lives. For some, the path to graduation was paved; for others it was the road less traveled. If we want to ensure our kids are successful […]

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  • Lawyer takes on children’s life-and-death issues

    Colman McCarthy, National Catholic Reporter In late 1989, I took some 30 students on a field trip to visit death row inmates waiting to be killed in Virginia’s Mecklenburg state prison. Among the group was Amy Harfeld, a senior in my peace studies class at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md. Sociable and intellectually […]

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  • Commission: Heightened Scrutiny, Family Preservation Best Tools to Curb Child Fatalities

    John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change The path to curbing child fatalities is lined with a balance of predictive tools, heightened scrutiny of abuse and neglect reports, and increased family preservation services, a federal commission funded to study the issue reported today. The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities completed its nearly […]

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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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