- All Maine-born babies to get $500 for college Updated: Mar-06-14 1:18 pm
- NY Assembly passes bill for paid leave Updated: Mar-05-14 7:49 pm
- NJ teen suing parents won't get immediate support Updated: Mar-04-14 7:18 pm
- Change makes voucher expansion plan even bigger Updated: Mar-03-14 8:22 pm
- Child with cancer leads school Mardi Gras parade Updated: Mar-01-14 3:29 pm
- Haiti judge: US citizen faces trafficking charges Updated: Feb-25-14 6:05 pm
- Alabama family adopts 4 kids amid Ukraine violence Updated: Feb-24-14 8:28 pm
- Calif. woman charged in Kansas adoption scam Updated: Feb-20-14 1:22 pm
- 1 bill heads to governor at session midpoint Updated: Feb-19-14 3:42 pm
- Lawmakers debate more oversight for home daycares Updated: Feb-16-14 9:58 am
- Assembly OKs bill bolstering Wis. college savings Updated: Feb-13-14 8:23 pm
- Miss. 1st responder death benefit could increase Updated: Feb-06-14 4:55 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A scholarship program aimed giving every Maine newborn a $500 college savings down payment will begin automatically enrolling babies, ensuring the money is available to all of the 12,000 or so children born each year in the state, officials said Thursday.
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly passed a series of bills Wednesday intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative.
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey honor student who has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home had her initial request denied Tuesday by a judge who cautioned that the case could lead to a "potentially slippery slope" of claims by teenagers against their parents.
PHOENIX - The sponsor of a bill that would vastly expand the state's school voucher program introduced an amendment Monday that would make it even bigger by allowing students from most Arizona schools to enroll.
BILOXI, Mississippi - A 5-year-old boy with cancer was able to lead a Mardi Gras procession in his hometown on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A U.S. citizen and her Haitian mother face child-trafficking charges after they were caught carrying thousands of dollars in cash and running an adoption agency without a license, a Haitian official said Tuesday.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - David and Lisa Bundy knew adopting four orphans at once from Ukraine would be stressful.
WICHITA, Kansas - A California woman faces federal fraud charges in Kansas after prosecutors say she pretended to be pregnant in order to scam prospective adoptive parents.
OLYMPIA, Washington - With the 60-day Washington state legislative session more than half over, one bill related to immigration has been sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. Both the House and Senate have given final approval to the measure, which would expand college financial aid to include students who were brought to the state illegally as children.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Daycare oversight in Iowa is under review at the Capitol, as lawmakers in the state House ponder legislation that would expand reporting requirements for in-home child care providers.
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has passed a proposal that would allow maximum contributions to a state college savings plan to increase based on inflation.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Survivors of Mississippi law enforcement officers and firefighters could become eligible for larger payments if the first responders are killed on the job.