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Over 60% of Public School Students in South Are Poor

Across the nation, 51% of public school children are low income students. In some parts of the South, that number exceeds 60%. The figures, based on location, appear like other ...
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Nebraska Supreme Court OKs Keystone XL Route

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday tossed the hot potato otherwise known as the Keystone XL pipeline back in the lap of the U.S. State Department and, ultimately, President Barack ...
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States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

The United States has lost ground among developed nations in promoting quality education for its students. To counter this troubling trend, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the ...
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Oregon Is Top Destination Among Movers

People who moved from one place in the United States to another last year went to Oregon more than any other state. It holds the lead despite the fact that ...
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California Drought Improves, a Little

A look at the drought map for California shows a slight improvement. A small portion of the state has posted an improvement in conditions. The improvement is modest, but it ...
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The Most Dangerous States in America

The number of violent crimes dropped across the United States by 4.4% in 2013 compared to the year before, according to estimates released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ...
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The Safest States in America

The number of violent crimes dropped across the United States by 4.4% in 2013 compared to the year before, according to estimates released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ...
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States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

The United States has a health problem. Across the country, life expectancies routinely fail to meet the standards set by other developed nations. Differences in life expectancy between the United ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Healthy States

Americans are by no means the healthiest people in the world. While there have been vast improvements in infant-mortality rates and smoking rates over the last several decades, the United ...
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Despite Lower Oil Prices, Texas Manufacturing Remains Relatively Strong

If there is one state that comes to mind that may be worrying about lower oil prices, Texas has to be at or at least close to the top of ...
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Most and Least Tax-Friendly States for Business

Policymakers have the difficult task of generating adequate tax revenue without excessively hampering economic growth and employment. States can promote business in various ways, but the tax system is one ...
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20% of Nation’s Homeless Are in California

The Department of Housing and Urban Development put out a sobering report about the status of homeless people in the United States. Although the count of the homeless dropped 10% ...
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States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Think

The U.S. federal poverty line has been determined using the same general framework since the mid-1960s. In that time, the official measure has come under criticism as an inadequate way ...
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States Slashing Education Spending

State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school ...
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month ...
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