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PHOTO: Parents, students and community leaders are now at the table with school districts, working on ways to address the state's academic achievement gaps between white students and students of color. Photo credit: Thomas Martin/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the state continues to wrestle with one of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation, some progress is being made to lessen that divide between white students and those of color. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says while the advances are comin ...Read More

PHOTO: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It was created to help safeguard the nation's natural areas, water resources and outdoor recreation opportunities - such as the region where this prairie pothole is located. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Tom Koerner/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's a national habitat conservation effort that supporters say has provided much value for North Dakota, and among those now asking that Congress reauthorize and fully fund it are local anglers and hunters. Johann Walker, director of conversation programs for Dakotas and Mo ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation projects at New Mexico's Carson National Forest and around the country mark the 50th anniversary of Congress passing the Wilderness Act. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

TAOS, N.M. – A conservation project at Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico is under way in recognition of this week's 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Ben Thomas, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, says the young work crews are thinning about 160 acres of d ...Read More

PHOTO: Two trail-clearing and maintenance projects are scheduled in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness this fall, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act. Photo credit: Kyle Martens, Montana Conservation Corps

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Crews of young people are ready to get to work improving trails and upgrading access on public lands in Montana. The projects are part of the Fifty for the 50th celebration of the Wilderness Act. Bobby Grillo, regional supervisor for the Montana Conservation Corps, which i ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 250 people from around the Gem State are expected to attend the Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security on October 28th. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - More than 250 people from around the Gem State are coming together to tackle hunger and food security in Idaho, as they attend the Nourishing Idaho Together conference next month to collaborate on food solutions utilizing public-private partnerships. One of those due to attend the co ...Read More

PHOTO: Sport, commercial and tribal fishermen all have indicated opposition to the idea of a terminal to fill coal barges at the Port of Morrow. This week, the Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit request by its developers. Photo credit: visionsofmaine/

PORTLAND, Ore. - The state of Oregon has denied a permit to the company proposing a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow in the Columbia River Gorge - but Ambre Energy says it is considering "the full range of options" to move forward with its plans. So are the fishermen who have lined up to fight t ...Read More

PHOTO: Native Americans, immigrants and others are expected to testify at a human rights hearing today (Wed.) in Albuquerque. Their views will be part of a United Nations review of U.S. compliance with an international human rights treaty. Image courtesy U.S. State Department

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Testimony gathered at a human-rights hearing in Albuquerque today will be included as part of an overall review of U.S. compliance with an international human rights treaty. Ejim Dike, executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, the group organizing the hearing, said sh ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se ...Read More

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