Retirees are flocking to these 3 states — and fleeing these 3 states in droves

New Mexico has the top honor of being the number one retirement destination, according to a study from United Van Lines. Here's what you should know before you leave your state for a new locale.
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A bill pending in the California Legislature sets an ambitious goal of cutting the state's child poverty rate in half by 2039 and also eliminating the number of kids in "deep poverty" by 2024.
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E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says

Health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 72 people in five states, health agencies said Friday.
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Several U.S. states sue Trump administration over school lunch rules

Several U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, seeking to undo its recent decision to relax standards for restricting sodium content and requiring whole grains in school breakfasts and lunches.


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US measles cases surpass 2018 totals in just three months as outbreaks spread across four states

This year is shaping up as the worst for measles since 2014 and is already the second-worst since it was declared eradicated in 2000.
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Some States Banned Higher Car Insurance Based on Gender. Get a New Quote

If you’re a guy, you’ve probably heard that you’re paying more for car insurance. You see, auto insurance companies often use your gender when calculating your rates.  

And just two years ago, men were paying more for car insurance nationally. That’s because statistically, male drivers are more likely to crash their cars or get busted for DUI. Male drivers die at a rate of 2.5 deaths per 100 million miles traveled, compared to 1.7 deaths for women, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

(And speaking as a dude, I can confirm that men are more dangerous behind the wheel. #sorrybutitstrue)

But in the last two years, the statistics have shifted. According to The Zebra, a car insurance comparison site, women are paying more than men for the same car insurance coverage in 25 states.

Perhaps the inconsistent nature of gender as a rating factor is why some states are putting a stop to this practice. California just joined five other states — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania — in banning the use of gender to set auto insurance rates.

So what does that mean for you? It means that car insurance pricing is changing, so no matter your gender, you should get a new (and free) quote through a site like The Zebra.

What Your Insurance Company Really Cares About

When auto insurance companies are deciding how much money to charge you for coverage, they look at lots of different factors. The big ones include your driving record (watch out for those speeding tickets), your history of filing insurance claims, the value of your vehicle and the amount of coverage you want to buy.

They also look at a bunch of other factors, such as your age, location, education, occupation, marital status, how much you drive and even your credit history, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

In 44 states and in Washington, D.C., they can also consider your gender.

But when California officials examined this practice, they concluded the insurance industry was “inconsistently” weighing gender, officials found.

Some companies were charging men more. Others were charging women more. With some companies, there wasn’t much difference between the genders. With other companies, there was a big difference.

And that’s exactly the point. Different auto insurance companies will assess your driving risk factors in different ways. That’s why it’s important to regularly shop around.

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A smart way to save money on car insurance is to shop and compare rates twice a year.

“Not only can a lot of circumstances in your life and your car (mileage, age) change in that time, but insurance companies may be changing their pricing as well, and you want to be sure you’re getting the right coverage, service and, of course, pricing to suit your changing needs,” says Alyssa Connolly, the director of market insights at The Zebra.

An online car insurance search engine, The Zebra, offers “insurance in black and white.” It compares your options from more than 200 insurance providers in less than 60 seconds.

Just enter information about your car and your coverage needs, and The Zebra shows dozens of side-by-side quotes from top insurance companies for free.

Most consumers really don’t bother to shop around. According to The Zebra’s 2019 State of Auto Insurance Report, car insurance rates keep increasing, with the average American paying nearly $ 1,500 a year for coverage.

Out of all the states, Michigan, Nevada and Oregon have the biggest difference in rates between the sexes, with the gender gap ranging up to 6%, according to Connolly.

The takeaway? No matter what state you live in — or how you identify — compare rates regularly.

Mike Brassfield (mike@thepennyhoarder.com) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He pays for auto insurance on two vehicles.

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Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.


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The 5 most — and 5 least — innovative states

The U.S. is projected to spend more than half a trillion dollars on scientific research and development this year, but the wealth isn't spread evenly. Here's a look at the top and bottom five states in WalletHub's ranking of innovation in America.
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U.S. states probing Hyundai, Kia over vehicle fires: Connecticut AG

A group of U.S. states is investigating Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp for potential unfair and deceptive acts related to reports of hundreds of vehicle fires, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said on Monday.


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16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency For Border Wall Funding

A coalition of 16 US states is suing the Trump administration over his decision to declare an emergency at the southern border to get funding for Mexican border wall. President Donald Trump made the declaration of national emergency on Friday to bypass Congress which refused to pass his proposal of $ 5.7 billion to build a wall along US-Mexico border. 15 states joined the initiative taken by the
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Few places offer as much iconic imagery as New York City: Times Square, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Wall Street… just to name a few. But the state of New York has more to offer than just the bustling metropolis of the Big Apple, including pastoral locations in Westchester County and […]

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States with the best farmer’s markets in America

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With the success of giant markets like Walmart, smaller distributors have been pushed to the side. Thankfully, in recent years there has been a call to move back to locally produced foods and the farmer’s market has become hugely popular. It brings people together to celebrate locally grown and crafted foods. These are the states across America with the best farmers markets.

Tennessee

There are lots of farms raising their own meats in Tennessee, and the Franklin Farmers Market allows you to come close to the people responsible. Then you can hop on over to the Nashville Farmers Market for a cooked lunch as there are plenty of stalls offering deliciously prepared treats. The food court will ensure that no matter what your food preferences are, your taste buds will be thanking you for going.

California

There had to be great produce grown in California, just look at how much sunshine they get! Pretty much all of the USA’s avocados are grown in Cali, plus there’s a ton of amazing orange groves and plenty of fish coming to shore. If you love food, then get yourself to a farmers market in California. We recommend checking out either Grand Central Market in LA or the Davis Farmers Market which travels the state.

Oregon

More people are looking for foods to come straight from the farm to their tables. The Portland Farmers’ Market in Oregon is one of the most successful farmers’ markets in the U. S. to make that happen. Over 150 farmers come together, and there is a variety of products available for people who wander into the market. There are cuts of alternative meats, from bison to yak, and there are many different foods to try, from chestnuts to crepes or burritos.

Washington

The main reason Washington makes this list is thanks to the city of Seattle, and it’s determination to help small businesses succeed. Pike Place Market has been trading for over 100 years after it was established in 1907. There is fresh produce from over 80 farmers on display here, and the best thing about the market is that it’s open all year. Customers are free to chat with the farmers, and there are plenty of crafty options on show.

Illinois

For many Chicago is one of the best culinary hotspots in the world and the Green City Market is where people go to get the best ingredients. The market runs from May until October, when it relocates due to the bitter cold Chicago winter. Those who are lucky enough to go can enjoy over 50 stalls packed full of freshly made food, and some of the best locally grown fruit and vegetables. There is more to the market than just fresh produce, and there are locally crafted drinks, different types of meat, and freshly baked breads to enjoy.

These are the best states to check out farmers markets in the USA. Don’t worry if you don’t live there as all farmers’ markets are great and should be celebrated, so check out your nearest one as soon as possible!

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These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

While there’s early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.


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16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, Becerra told CNN’s Kate Bolduan Monday.


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Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school students across 45 states to calculate the number of teens who smoke cannabis.
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Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.


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WATCH: CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey spreads to 41 states

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Hunters in 24 US states warned of ‘zombie deer’ disease

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Deer hunting is a big deal in many U.S. states, and surveys suggest that around 10 million hunters participate in the activity regularly. As any hunter will tell you, nabbing a deer isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but a growing risk of disease is making things even more difficult for sportsmen even after they’ve bagged a buck or doe.

Public health officials and infectious disease researchers are doing their best to raise awareness of an illness that has now been confirmed in deer populations across at least 24 states. It’s called chronic wasting disease, and the Centers for Disease Control fears that it may be possible that the disease could spread to humans who eat infected animals.

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Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases while other states grapple with the disease

So far this year, Washington state is averaging more than one new measles case a day as officials try to help stop the disease’s spread.


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Some states allow parents to get out of vaccinations. Then this happens

Two states experiencing a measles outbreak, Washington and Oregon, allow parents to opt out of vaccines simply because they want to.


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U.S. youth suicides more prevalent in states with higher gun ownership, study finds

A new study finds that states with higher levels of household gun ownership also have higher overall youth suicide rates, with every 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership associated with a 26.9 percent increase in the youth suicide rate.
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The best destinations for culturephiles in the United States

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Everyone has different hobbies; some like to collect things, while others like to explore the world. Among those who love to travel and see new things are people who are interested in learning all about different cultures, or culturephiles. They are especially fond of exploring the history and culture of different regions.

With so many destination options out there, it can be difficult to decide where to go first. So, culturephiles, here are the best destinations in the United States for you to check out.

Houston, Texas

The most significant historic attraction in Houston, Texas is the San Jacinto Monument, commemorating the battle of Texas, along with a great historical museum. There is, of course, a huge space center located in Houston, which can be a great place to visit if you are interested in space exploration and the history of the US space program. There are also various other historic buildings, statues, and architecture that are worth seeing in this fascinating city.

New York City, New York

The marvelous Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center, and Ellis Island are just a few of the most visited places in New York City. Colloquially known as the “city that never sleeps,” New York is home to incredible art and culture, music, museums, and plays.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest state capital in the United States. Here, you can explore the magnificent history of the country from long ago. This beautiful city is famous for its historical architecture, preservation of the old cultures, unique boutiques, and super-delicious food. There is always a lot to do in Santa Fe, and the options range from shopping and eating to biking and hiking.

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a huge tourist center, with about 600,000 people visiting every year. Memphis is famous for its lush green parks and plenty of museums, and of course, for being the hometown of the great Elvis Presley. There are a number of museums and tributes that honor the King of Rock and Roll. In addition, Memphis is a great place for kids, and there is a children’s museum in the middle town and an epic zoo nearby, too.

Indianapolis, Indiana

The world’s largest children museum is located in Indianapolis, and it is one of the world’s most rapidly emerging capitals. The diverse culture and multicolor history are core assets of this charming place.

Phoenix, Arizona

The mesmerizing scenery in Phoenix, Arizona makes it a stunning place to visit and spend some time in the outdoors. Phoenix is famous for its diverse ecosystem, camelback mountains, rare species of flora and fauna, and several botanical and horticulture gardens.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a city with a beautiful skyline, incredible museums, and diverse people and culture. It is great for all ages and there is always something to do here from kayaking on the Chicago river to visiting the famous Field Museum of Natural History. It is a diverse city with a very interesting history, not to mention the great food and sports teams associated with the Windy City.

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Why you should visit the United States national parks in any season

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The national parks in the United States are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, but many people only visit them when the weather is good. We’re looking at why these parks are great to visit at any time of the year, no matter the weather.

The snow

Do you like when the snow comes and turns everything a brilliant shade of white? Snow is capable of turning even the bleakest of places into something pretty thanks to the white blankets it lays over everything. If you enjoy the beauty of the national parks then why not check them out after a snowfall? The national parks are already awe-inspiring but when covered in snow that beauty is taken to another level.

Climbing

Ice climbing is becoming more popular and if you like to visit the parks to scale some of their rocks then why not increase the difficulty? Glacier National Park and Acadia National Park are ideal as you can find a challenge while enjoying the beauty offered by the parks. Winter doesn’t have to be the time of hibernation, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy nature without waiting for the fair weather.

Wildlife

Different species of wildlife thrive during different seasons. If you love heading to a national park to check out signs of wildlife, and to get closer to nature, then why not mix things up and visit at a different time of year? You’ll be more likely to see a different set of animals if you mix up when you visit the parks. It’s more likely you’ll spot animals like beavers and otters during the colder, wetter months.

Waterfalls

Hitting the national parks in the middle of summer usually means you’re going to get good weather, but you might be denying yourself an awe-inspiring sight. As the winter snows melt they fuel the rivers and streams running through the parks, which means there is a greater chance to see the amazing waterfalls in action.

Yosemite falls are an iconic site in the California national park, but come too late and the water will practically have dried up already. Hitting up a national park in spring when the rains arrive mean you can see some of nature’s best water features in action before they fizzle out.

Beating the crowds

Unsurprisingly, summer is the most popular time for people visiting the national parks. If you don’t mind a bit of rain, or wrapping up a little warmer, then check them out earlier or later in the year. Fall is one of the best times of year to be surrounded by trees, and fewer people are stomping around the trails. That means you can enjoy the parks in relative peace, without every man, woman, child, and dog getting in the way.

The national parks in the United States don’t only open during the summer months, and they are there to be taken advantage of all year. Whether it’s avoiding people or enjoying the diversity, visiting the national parks in all seasons is a must.

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‘Medicare for all’ suddenly popular on campaign trail even in red states: ANALYSIS

“Medicare for all” and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The phrase appear in political ads and receive cheers at campaign rallies, even in deep-red states.
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States With Legal Marijuana Have a Higher Rate of Car Accidents, Study Says

As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, a debate is growing around whether greater availability of cannabis products is causing an increase in auto accidents. A report Thursday from a highway-safety research group supports the camp that believe the two are linked.

The report, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states that had legalized marijuana sales–Colorado, Washington, and Oregon–saw 5.2% more accidents than did their neighboring states.

A second study by the group estimated that states that had legalized cannabis saw 6% more insurance collision claims than other states.

In recent years, a number of studies have look at whether legal cannabis is linked to traffic accidents, often reaching different conclusions. Last year, a study in the American Journal of Public Health looked at traffic fatalities in Colorado and Washington to find that there was “no significant association” between pot legalization and higher fatalities.

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in April, however, recorded an increase in car crashes over the past quarter century on April 20, a day when cannabis enthusiasts celebrate the drug. A 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “did not show a significant increase in levels of crash risk” with pot use when adjusted for demographics like age and gender.

Separately, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its ruling on a bus crash that killed 13 people in Texas last March. The driver of a pick-up truck that collided with the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a prescription sedative, the NTSB said.

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Voter Registration Deadline Looms in 15 States

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The 2018 Midterm Election is less than 30 days away and voter registration deadlines around the country are closing in.  Many states with historic races such as Florida and Georgia where two African-Americans are on the ticket for governor will see today as the last day to register potential voters. Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, […]

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Louis Theroux back with Altered States

OHMYGOSSIP — Louis Theroux’s new BBC Two show ‘Altered States’ will show him exploring “love, life and death” in the United States.
The 48-year-old documentary filmmaker is investigating
how changing social attitudes in America have changed how people live, how they raise their children and how they die.
The first episode ‘Take My Baby’ will explore the adoption industry and the multi-million dollar business of mothers selling their newborn babies, whilst the second installment is entitled ‘Maximum Love’ and will see Louis travel to Portland, the US capital of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.
The series concludes in California with the episode ‘Choosing Death’ in which Louis explores the six American states that allows the terminally ill to choose to end their lives on their own terms.
In a statement, Louis said: “I have always been interested in how people conduct the most intimate aspects of their lives. For this series we looked at the new ways Americans are approaching some of humanity’s oldest dilemmas: pregnant mums who feel unequipped to keep their babies and so pick new parents for them; the world of polyamory aka ‘ethical non-monogamy’; and people with debilitating conditions who opt to hasten their own deaths.”
Louis has been given “extraordinary levels of access” for the three-part special and admits it was a “privilege” to be able to tell the stories of the people featured in the programme.
Louis added: “All of these stories have something a touch utopian about them, involving a kind of idealism and forward thinking that brings new opportunities but also new risks.
“I have been given extraordinary levels of access to courageous people and families across the United States, many of them enduring unbelievable levels of stress and anguish, and it was a privilege to be allowed into their lives in this most personal way.”
Louis achieved success and received critical acclaim for his shows ‘Weird Weekends’ – which ran from 1998-2000 – and ‘When Louis Met…’ which saw him profile several celebrities, including now controversial figures Jimmy Savile and Max Clifford.
‘Altered States’ will air later this year with an official date yet to be announced although he has hinted himself it will hit screens in November.

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