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Officials hold town halls on foster care system

Sep. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials are holding four virtual town halls this month in an effort to improve Kentucky’s foster care system. A statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts says anyone interested in making the system better is encouraged to attend one of the...

After abortion vote, SC Senate looks to House, Jan. session

Sep. 09, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three months after the Supreme Court opened the door for a new abortion law, the South Carolina Senate sent a bill revising the state's previous six-week ban back to the House, where legislators passed a much more restrictive proposal. It comes after...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 05, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 4, 2022. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas GOP tried to keep Libertarians off the ballot The conservative Texas Supreme Court defended democracy. Voters deserve better options on the ballot, but if the past two...

MacKenzie Scott supports child mentors with $44 million gift

Aug. 25, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Ca. (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $44 million to the Oregon-based mentoring organization, Friends of the Children, which supports children at risk of entering the welfare system by pairing them with a longtime mentor. The unrestricted gift,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 19, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Adoption system could be overstressed Stresses on the state’s adoption and foster care systems, along with the private adoption agencies, may be the unintended consequences of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v....

California OKs 'baby bonds' to help combat child poverty

Jul. 22, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Parenting — that long chain of decisions that hopefully leads to a well-rounded adult — was always a little less stressful for Laura Guerra because her husband, Rigo, was “100% in it” for their daughter, Emilia. But Rigo died from COVID-19 on...

West Virginia foster care system lawsuit revived by court

Jul. 21, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appeals court has revived a federal lawsuit that a lower court dismissed accusing the state of West Virginia of failing to protect children and fix its overwhelmed foster care system. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday sent the lawsuit...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 4, 2022. Editorial: With most abortions banned, Ohio must do more for help parentless kids With the future of legal abortion here in doubt, Ohio will have to step up efforts to make sure children born to parents who did not want them receive...

Biden awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 07, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican whom Biden served with in the Senate, and gun-control advocate Gabby...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Chasing reporters will just put them on high alert Nate Monroe, a political columnist at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, has a few things in common with the Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, and with...