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 By Soundbite Services    News    December 19, 2012

Filibusted? National Coalition Says U.S. Senate Rules Must Be Fixed

WASHINGTON - A major push is under way to change the rules in the U.S. Senate, amid claims that the Republican minority is using filibusters simply to stall or stop any meaningful legislation from getting a vote. Fifty-one national groups have...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    December 3, 2012

20,000 Rhode Island Teens and Young Adults Are Not Working or in School

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Youth employment in America has reached its lowest level since World War II. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found nearly 6.5 million teens and young adults in the U.S. were not in school or working last year. The...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    November 1, 2012

Battleground State Nurses: Future of Medicare Depends on Election

Suggested Script: The Presidential candidates are visiting battleground states in the final days leading up to the election, and among the critical issues they're talking with voters about is the future of Medicare. Both President Obama and Governor...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    November 1, 2012

The Romney Education Record – A Lesson for Voters?

BOSTON, Mass. - Some leading Massachusetts education figures say they hope voters elsewhere will take a closer look when presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the state he served as governor from 2003 to 2007 is "number one in the nation."...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    October 4, 2012

Debate Reaction: Nurses Stand Behind Health Care Reform

From Maine to Maui, a growing wave of growing wave of health and safety advocates are questioning the rush to install so-called "smart meters." The wireless devices to track electricity use down to each appliance have been associated with...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    October 3, 2012

Presidential Debate – An Economy that Means More than Money?

Tonight's presidential debate is expected to be all about the economy. While President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney discuss money and jobs, the American Sustainable Business Council will be watching for discussion of how that relates to the...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    September 11, 2012

Election of 2012: Future of Health Care Hangs in the Balance

The future of health care for all Americans hangs in the balance this election. Nurses on the front lines of care see the positive impact of programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the benefits and protections offered by the Affordable Care Act....

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 27, 2012

The Art of Guitars

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - These are not your grandfather's guitars. The intricately-designed and painted instruments created by artists may never appear onstage - but they're helping musicians nonetheless. The art guitars are part of an auction for...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 24, 2012

Push to "Unpackage America" Gains Momentum

BOULDER, Colo. - For Liz Brown Morgan, recycling just wasn't enough. After noticing her recycling container was overflowing with cardboard and bags that would take energy to be recycled, she began bringing her own containers to grocery stores to...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 16, 2012

Tree-Planting Campaign Looks for “Triple Win”

They're planting trees with a new purpose. The Clear Water Carbon Fund is guiding tree-planting projects to improve water quality, store carbon, and support local economies. John Gunn is a Senior Program Leader at the Manomet Center for Conservation...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 9, 2012

Double the MPG: Man’s New Best Friend?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are expected to put the final stamp of approval this summer on a plan to require better gas mileage for new cars and trucks. A new campaign is under way to show...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 29, 2012

America's "Most Trusted" Profession: Nurses Weigh In on SCOTUS Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). None of the healthcare law's benefits that have already taken effect will be rolled back - and to Denise Glass, a registered nurse...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 18, 2012

The New LOHAS "Mom and Pops": Green is Good

BOULDER, Colo. - A growing group of startups are seeing green - and that means good news for the environment and the economy. For today's new 'mom-and-pops', eco-friendly practices are a way to stand out from the crowd during these tough economic...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 15, 2012

The New "Mom and Pops": Green is Good

BOULDER, Colo. - A growing group of startups are seeing green - and that means good news for the environment and the economy. For today's new 'mom-and-pops', eco-friendly practices are a way to stand out from the crowd during these tough economic tim...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 13, 2012

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: New Mantra for Big (and Small) Business

BOULDER, Colo. - From Coca-Cola to Colorado's New Belgium Brewing, big players and niche companies are finding they can't ignore the benefits of playing green. And so, they're descending this week on the home of open space, organic locavores,...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    May 16, 2012

U.S. Lessons for China: Learning to Manage Cities

The United States has lessons for China about how to establish great cities. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is partnering with China University of Political Science and Law to help Chinese city officials learn what works...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    April 26, 2012

Taking Aim at the Sportsmen's Heritage Act

WASHINGTON - Advocates for the National Park System say most of the parks weren't meant as sites for hunting and recreational shooting - but those could be allowed under a bill approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Sponsors of the...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    April 20, 2012

New Coalition Prods Puget Sound Energy to Ditch Coal Power

SEATTLE - Puget Sound Energy supplies power to 11 Washington counties - and although it has made some headway as a clean energy leader, almost one-third of PSE's electrical output still comes from the Colstrip Generating Facility, a coal-fired power...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    February 21, 2012

Report: Consumer Info At Risk in Overseas Call Centers

WASHINGTON - Most Americans know the drill: You call a company's customer service line and often, you end up speaking with someone in another country. This can be an inconvenience because of languages and accents, but the matter is more serious than...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    December 15, 2011

2012 Spending and Tax Bills Held Hostage by Anti-Environment Riders

Congress is working overtime before the holidays to orchestrate last-minute deals on spending and tax bills. With limited time left to finish their work, some members of Congress are holding the legislation hostage in order to push through...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 27, 2011

Institute of Medicine: Family Planning Should be Covered without Co-Pays

Birth control, family planning counseling and annual well-woman exams should be covered by health insurance without co-pays or deductibles. That recommendation comes from the Institute of Medicine at the request of the Department of Health and Human...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    July 25, 2011

U.S. House Vote Endangers a Top American Vacation Destination

More than 300,000 Americans expressed their concerns. An environmental review highlighted the risks at stake. But giving a green light for new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon still wound up attached to an appropriations bill set for a U.S. Hou...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 21, 2011

School's Out, but Learning is "In" for Summer

BALTIMORE - Summer is as eagerly anticipated as Santa for many children, but education experts emphasize that summer break should not be a break from learning. Today is National Summer Learning Day, with events nationwide to educate parents,...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 14, 2011

Scientists Confirm that Cell Phone Use Increases Risk for Brain Tumors

LYON, France - Cell phones have revolutionized our communication, but after years of speculation, a new assessment of their risks raises the question, 'At what cost?' On Tuesday, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 14, 2011

Keeping Water in the River is Good Business

BUENA VISTA, Colo. - Rivers are flowing and that's good news for the recreation business. Record snowpacks have Colorado rafting outfitters giddy with anticipation, while water managers work on ways to keep those rivers running into the future. U.S....

 

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