- Learning to ride mass transit leads to independent seniors Updated: Nov-28-15 9:00 am
RESTON, Virginia - Eleven older people boarded a Fairfax County Connector bus for a run-through of something that seems, on the face of it, so simple: how to get from Point A to Point B using the region's network of buses and Metrorail.
- City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses Updated: Nov-27-15 9:09 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub.
- As you get older, let your pet carry some of the load Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES - Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it.
- NYC mayor: Disbanded unit alienated Muslim-Americans Updated: Nov-25-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD's disbanded demographics unit alienated Muslim-Americans - the very people who could assist law enforcement in the fight against terror.
- UCSF-Fresno receives $1 million to open center on aging Updated: Nov-24-15 8:52 am
FRESNO, California - The University of California, San Francisco-Fresno has received a $1 million gift to help the school establish a center on aging to serve a growing senior population in the central San Joaquin Valley.
- Williston jail ordered to reduce female inmate population Updated: Nov-24-15 8:08 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - State corrections officials have ordered the Williams County jail to reduce its population of female inmates.
- Officials: State's infant mortality rate hits all-time low Updated: Nov-24-15 3:02 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Infant mortality in Mississippi hit an all-time low last year.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Nov-23-15 12:34 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- Arkansas homeless population drops 12 percent from 2013 Updated: Nov-23-15 3:09 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - New data shows that more than 2,500 Arkansas residents are homeless, yet the latest numbers indicate that this population is actually on the decline.
- Rush for gay couples to marry in Montana declines Updated: Nov-22-15 5:47 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - The initial rush for gay couples to marry in Montana has declined after 436 couples married during the first year since the state's marriage ban ended, but couples say they're happy with the changes that have made their lives easier.
- Review finds Austin's municipal workers overwhelmingly male Updated: Nov-22-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An examination of municipal salaries has found that Austin's work force is overwhelmingly male, especially in upper-management jobs and other higher-paying positions.
- Health officials pleased with state's HPV vaccination rate Updated: Nov-20-15 12:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Health Department officials say nearly three-quarters of all Rhode Island seventh grade students received the state-mandated HPV vaccine by the beginning of this school year.
- Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand Updated: Nov-19-15 1:36 pm
DENVER - The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.
- 3 startups that want to get millennials saving money Updated: Nov-18-15 7:24 pm
NEW YORK - Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving.
- Census changes could make whites less than 50 percent sooner Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50 percent.
- Census finds about 120 languages spoken in Utah Updated: Nov-08-15 3:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - New U.S. Census data shows that about 120 languages are now spoken in Utah, with Spanish, Chinese and Pacific Island languages among the top in the state after English.
- Dakotas health care systems seek to engage millennials Updated: Nov-08-15 12:12 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two of the largest health care systems in the Dakotas are looking for ways to engage the millennial generation.
- March of Dimes gives West Virginia D for premature births Updated: Nov-05-15 9:27 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The March of Dimes gives West Virginia low marks for preventing premature births.
- Lower Rockford population means fewer students in schools Updated: Nov-05-15 4:21 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford education officials say dropping enrollment numbers are more indicative of population losses than struggling schools.
- Data shows infant mortality rate in state hits record low Updated: Nov-05-15 3:46 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Recent data shows the infant mortality rate in South Carolina hit an all-time low in 2014 while infant mortality among black babies in the state climbed higher last year.
- Half of black millennials know victim of police violence Updated: Nov-04-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.
- 44 percent of Californians speak other than English at home Updated: Nov-04-15 12:04 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says 44 percent of California residents over the age of five speak a language other than English at home.
- Millennials-aimed Vice adds TV channel to global lineup Updated: Nov-03-15 7:15 pm
NEW YORK - Vice Media is adding a U.S. cable channel to its digital video empire as it tries to gain viewers in old as well as new media.
- Kansas official seeks to save funds to treat drug offenders Updated: Nov-03-15 4:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - With potential budget problems looming in Kansas, a state official urged legislators Tuesday to protect funding for substance-abuse treatment that keeps hundreds of drug offenders out of prison.
- Baby Boomers in Charlotte County buying flipped homes Updated: Nov-03-15 3:02 am
PUNTA GORDA, Florida - Charlotte County was the No. 1 spot in the nation during the third quarter for flipping a house to someone from the baby boomer generation.