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by Gordon Jackson, the Brunswick News ST. MARYS Ñ When it comes to politics, Georgians are more talk than action. According to a survey called the Georgia Civic Health Index, the state only ranks above the national average in two…

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By Christin Nance Lazerus, Chicago Post-Tribune When it comes to voting, Indiana’s recent record is pretty dismal Ñ ranking dead last in the nation in voter turnout in the 2014 midterm elections according to the 2015 Indiana Civic Health Index….

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by Andrew Steele, Northwest Indiana Times GARY | A checkup on Indiana’s civic health lays out its residents’ strengths and makes clear the areas they can improve Ñ especially voting, and working with neighbors on community improvement projects. Former U.S….

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By Laura Kirtley, TriStateHomepage.com Two well-known Indiana public servants are in the Tri-State talking about civic engagement. Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and former Congressman Lee Hamilton are promoting the results of the 2nd annual Indiana…

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by Staff, Opeilka Auburn News A community conversation to learn more about how Alabama residents engage in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering and interacting with neighbors will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Coleman…

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by Brian Francisco, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Former congressman Lee Hamilton and retired judge Randall Shepard came to Fort Wayne on Wednesday to talk about a study on civic engagement. There has been no shortage of engaging words and actions…

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By Cristin Foster on AL.com This week, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, University of Alabama’s New College, Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, and the National Conference on Citizenship are releasing the 2015 Alabama Civic Health Index. Three…

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by Auditi Guha, South Coast Today DARTMOUTH Ñ UMass Dartmouth is one of three institutions nationwide, and the only public university, to win the Higher Education Innovation Challenge grant. The purpose of the challenge was to find the most innovative…

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by WOWT-NBC Thursday, the first-ever Civic Health Index for the state of Nebraska was released to document NebraskansÕ rates of interacting with neighbors, communicating with family and friends, being members of groups, volunteering and giving, registering and voting and being…

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by Natasha Rausch, Omaha World-Herald Nebraskans, as a state tourism slogan points out, are nice to one another. But when it comes to political engagement, residents donÕt rate nearly as well, according to a new report. The report, the 2015…

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by Clark Grell, Lincoln Journal Star Gavin Harsch loves his hometown of McCook — so much so that two years after leaving to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he continues to organize a free drive-in movie night for the community…

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by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, the Washington Post The first-ever examination of civic involvement of veterans, released Thursday, shows results that debunk stereotypes of the wounded former service members struggling to adjust to civilian life. The study, which looked at recent census…

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