Ruth McCafferty, who works in Kalispell, Mont., credits the training she got through the state's Medicaid expansion with helping her get a good job. Eric Whitney / MTPR hide caption

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Montana May Be Model For Future Medicaid Work Requirement

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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Elizabeth Bennett, director of partnerships for Together We Bake, and Nikki Yates, program participant, place cookie dough they've just made onto baking sheets. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

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Participants, led by facilitator Eddie Pitchford (center), form the Chain of Unity at the conclusion of the meeting. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change," they chant. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Some States Are Cutting Poor Dads A Deal On Unpaid Child Support

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Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

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People wait to sign up for unemployment Sept. 3 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J., where thousands of workers at the closing Revel and Showboat casinos recently were laid off. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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