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If you’re single and you live on the High Plains, the state you live in may be having a big effect on your dating life.

The personal finance website Wallethub recently performed a study of the “Best and Worst States for Singles,” and the results for High Plains states were a mixed bag.

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It’s been 57 years since Dr. Martin Luther King first introduced his vision for a colorblind American society. In the intervening years, America has grown more integrated—but there’s still work to be done.

The personal finance website Wallethub has performed a study of which states are the most racially integrated between whites and blacks, and the results are a mixed bag for HPPR states.

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According to a recent study ranking America’s fattest state’s, some High Plains states may want to consider changing their eating habits.

The personal finance website Wallethub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics, from share of the population that is overweight, to adolescent sugary-beverage consumption, to obesity-related health care costs.

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Among states in the High Plains Public Radio listening region, Kansas is the best state to live in for teachers.

The personal finance website Wallethub ranked all states for teacher friendliness, comparing a 23 key metrics, including income growth potential, pupil-teacher ratio and teacher safety.

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The personal finance website Wallethub has compiled a list of the states with the highest and lowest percentages of at-risk youth.

Among states in HPPR's listening area, only Oklahoma fell within the top 10.

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If you’re planning to launch a business, Texas is the best state in which to do it, according to a new study by the personal finance website Wallethub.

Two other HPPR states also landed in the top ten states for starting businesses, with Oklahoma at number five and Colorado at number 10. Kansas and Nebraska were also in the top half of states, landing at number 16 and 19 respectively.

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The northern states in the HPPR listening area are among the top 15 in the nation when it comes to quality school systems.

However, the southern states didn’t fare as well.

As the personal finance website Wallethub reports, Colorado has the 10th best public schools in America, while Nebraska and Kansas rank number 14 and 15, respectively.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma falls at number 33 when it comes to the health of its public schools—and Texas ranks even lower, at number 36.

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Texas is the fourth most sinful state in America, according to a new Wallethub study.

The personal finance website reached its findings by ranking all 50 states across 38 key indicators of immorality, including violent crimes per capita, excessive drinking, and share of the population with gambling disorders.

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The personal finance website Wallethub has released a list of the best and worst states for driving, and High Plains Public Radio states took the top three spots on the list.

To come up with their list, Wallethub compared states according to 23 key metrics, including average gas prices, share of rush-hour traffic congestion, and road quality.

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Every year, America’s elderly population increases as baby boomers get older. That increase could mean a rise in elder abuse, if steps aren’t taken to ensure our elderly are taken care of. Some states are doing this better than others.

The personal finance website Wallethub set out to find which states have the best protections for the elderly, and the results were mixed for High Plains states.

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When it comes to charitable giving, Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 among all states, according to a new study by the personal finance website Wallethub.

Oklahoma was the only state in the HPPR listening area to make the top 10, though Kansas was close behind at number 12. 

Nebraska landed at number 20, and Colorado just missed making the top half of states, with an appearance at number 26 on the list.

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The average American family spends $2,000 per year on energy. But some states are far more energy efficient than others. The personal finance website Wallethub set out to discover which states are doing more with less energy.

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Four states in the HPPR listening area are among the top 10 states to start a business, according to a new study.

The personal finance website Wallethub compared several key metrics, including business environment, access to resources and business costs.

In the analysis, Texas was found to be the second best state in America for new businesses, while Oklahoma was number four, Nebraska number five and Colorado number seven.

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In an increasingly complex world, people want to make sure their communities are safe. To that end, the personal-financial website WalletHub has compiled a list ranking states in order of safety—and the High Plains put in a rather poor showing.

Not a single state in the HPPR listening region appeared in the top half of states when it comes to safety. Colorado performed the best among HPPR states, falling at number 29 on the list.

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Law enforcement can be a thankless job. Even so, there are almost a million cops in America, most of whom work diligently to protect their communities.

The personal finance website Wallethub has produced a list of the best and worst states to be a police officer.

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As wind turbines and solar panels continue to crop up across the High Plains, you may have wondered how green your state is, compared to other states.

The personal finance website WalletHub has compiled a list of all states, ranking them according to how friendly they are toward the environment. The site judges states on 20 key metrics, ranging from eco-friendly buildings per capita to share of energy consumption from renewable resources. States in the HPPR listening area did not fare well in the rankings.

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How much tax burden do residents of your state carry compared with other states?  

The personal finance website WalletHub has compiled a list of all states, comparing their various tax responsibilities.

Republicans have been getting ready to make good on long held promises to abolish the Affordable Care Act.

If that were to happen, certain states stand to suffer more than others. The personal finance website WalletHub performed a study to determine which states will be hurt the most, should Obamacare be undone without a replacement.

States that benefited the most from the legislation stand to lose the most, and states that neglected to embrace the legislation won’t be hurt as badly because they don’t have as far to fall.

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The U.S. is unrivaled worldwide in power and prosperity. Despite this fact, the U.S. has the ninth highest rate of child poverty among economically developed nations.

Nearly one in five American children live in poverty. The personal finance website Wallethub recently determined which states are the best and worst for underprivileged children.

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Independence Day is around the corner, and the personal finance website WalletHub decided to determine which states are the most and least patriotic. The results may surprise you. The site tried to weed politics out of the equation by measure 12 metrics that speak to patriotism.

These included number of active duty military and veterans, voting percentages, and number of volunteers. Virginia was found to be the most patriotic state, while New Jersey is the least.

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Summer is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to think about how to take care of our skin. Skin cancer is more common in the US than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers combined. But some cities are more harmful than others. In some areas, the rate of skin cancer is lower, the air cleaner, the sun kinder, and treatment more accessible.

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In honor of Mother’s Day this past weekend, the personal finance website WalletHub has compiled a list of the best and worst states for working moms. A couple of High Plains states fared well on the list, landing in the top 10.

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Graduation ceremonies are happening this month, and employers are planning to hire 11 percent more college grads this year over last.

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This week is National Nurse’s Week. In honor of the event, the personal finance website WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.

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Amarillo is one of the best cities in America for Hispanic entrepreneurs, according to WalletHub. The personal finance website conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs. Amarillo just missed the top ten, falling at number eleven on the list.

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How common is gambling in your state? In some places, like Utah, it’s prohibited by law. In others, like South Dakota, it’s rampant.

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The economic website Wallethub recently asked some interesting questions about American tax-paying habits, and set out to find answers. Here are some results from the 2016 Wallethub Tax Survey. 11% of those surveyed would clean Chipotle toilets, and over a quarter would get an IRS tattoo, if it meant they could live in a tax-free future. Who do Americans like more than the IRS? 52% of us prefer Pope Francis. But 8% prefer OJ Simpson and one in 10 like Kanye West better than the federal tax-collection entity.

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The economic website Wallethub recently asked an interesting political question: How do the credit scores of Americans affect the candidate they will vote for? The site asked people who they plan to vote for, what their credit score is and even how they stand on controversial issues such as climate change. Some of the findings: 60% of John Kasich’s supporters have good credit, the highest of any candidate. 26% of Hillary Clinton supporters have bad credit, the most of anyone in the race.

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The average American household spends over $2,000 on real-estate property taxes each year. So, it should come as no surprise that almost $12 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year. The economic website Wallethub recently ranked states according to how high their real estate taxes are.

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