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Archive: December 21, 2012

Puppies at breeding operation in Edgewood, NM.  Operation closed by Edgewood Animal Control 2008.<br />PHOTO Credit: Animal Protection of New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On a single day on the Internet, more than 700,000 dogs are for sale. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says its researchers discovered that in a one-day investigative blitz. And it says an outdated Animal Welfare Act that doesn't address online sales has become ...Read More

PHOTO: It's easier to make a home energy-efficient when it is under construction than to retrofit in response to high energy bills. Courtesy of Escape Estates, Inc.

PROVO, Utah – If Utahns are paying more to heat their homes this winter than they should have to, one reason may be the state's outdated residential building codes. New homes built in Utah have to meet minimum standards for energy efficiency from 2006, and experts say a lot has changed since ...Read More

PHOTO: Up to 100 students near Morley Nelson Elementary in Boise are served

BOISE, Idaho – Meatloaf, chicken stew or burritos. Those are some of the choices of afterschool "super snacks," served up to students at a Boise school that has a high rate of low-income children – Morley Nelson Elementary. The meals come with homework help, nutrition education and exe ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohios Energy Efficiency Resource Standard is not only warming homes and saving residents money.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Around the holidays, many Ohioans look for ways to save money, and today's wintry weather is turning attention to keeping home heating costs low. Experts say energy efficiency is a cheap, clean, climate-safe solution. Tom Collins of Portage County is a First Energy custome ...Read More

PHOTO: An increasing number of Arizona seniors and others receiving Medicare may have a tough time finding a doctor to treat them.

PHOENIX – Just over a week is left for the U.S. Congress to prevent a cut to reimbursements for doctors treating Medicare patients. The cuts stem from a formula Congress has used for 15 years to determine how much doctors are paid. This year, a potential 26 percent cut is looming, and Dr. ...Read More

PHOTO: A just released report on hunger shows the number of people seeking food assistance in Pennsylvania's largest city is up 41% in the past year.

PHILADELPHIA – A just released report on hunger shows the number of people seeking food assistance in Pennsylvania's largest city is up 41 percent in the past year. The study from the U.S. Conference of Mayors took data from a number of survey cities including Philadelphia. Carey Morgan, ...Read More

Photo: Senator Dan Patrick, courtesy Dan Patrick.

AUSTIN, Texas – Public-education advocates are crying foul over a tax-credit provision in a Texas school-reform package proposed this week by the incoming head of the Senate Education Committee. They say it's a backdoor attempt to introduce school vouchers to the state. Past voucher plans ha ...Read More

PHOTO: Gold mines in the Gifford-Pinchot Nat'l. Forest? One company wants to find out, and despite local opposition, has just gotten the approval it needs for exploratory drilling. Courtesy U.S. Forest Service.

STEVENSON, Wash. – Exploring for gold in the Mount St. Helens area could be a financial lifeline or an environmental blight, depending on your point of view. Either way, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service have now both cleared the way for it on about 900 acres in southwest ...Read More

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