September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Car Navigation Tech Brings New Twists And Turns To Driving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Digital maps that dodge traffic jams are saving time for millions of motorists, but they’re also turning some neighborhood streets into headache-inducing escape routes from congested highways.  More...

Facts And Myths About Germs At School

(StatePoint) – Everybody seems to have an opinion about germs – what causes them, where they’re located, how to avoid them – especially when it comes to children.  Experts say that American children miss 22 million days o More...

Back-to-School Tips To Help Reduce Stress

(StatePoint) – School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. More...

Report sees Problems In PA’s Child Welfare System

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new report says the county caseworkers who investigate child abuse in Pennsylvania are underpaid, inadequately trained, plagued by high turnover and face dangerous conditions.  More...

Is Your Child’s School Well Equipped?

(StatePoint) – Unfortunately, classroom needs cannot always be matched by school budgets. If you are a concerned parent, consider getting involved in the PTA. More...

Ash Tree Pushed To Brink Of Extinction

NEW YORK (AP) – Five prominent species of ash trees in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.  Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. More...

Six Ways To Bring Warmth Into Your Home This Fall

(StatePoint) – With the shorter days and cooler nights of fall can come the urge to hibernate. But first prepare yourself and your home for the season with these cozy and warm accents that will make time spent indoors cozier.  More...

Today In History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Families Are Getting Savvier Paying For College

(StatePoint) – College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. More...

Bankers Seek New Crop Of Agricultural Lenders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Michelle Paulus made up her mind on a career in agricultural lending well before college.  More...