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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

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Archive: February 14, 2008

Laramie, WY – The avalanche danger is "high" in Wyoming -- from flurries of federal paperwork. Conservation, recreation and labor groups are tracking the plethora of documents generated in the latest push to drill and develop public land throughout the state. Laurie Milford with the Wyoming O ...Read More

Charleston, WV – Looking for some Valentine's Day "love" from state lawmakers, retired West Virginia public employees hold a rally today at the State Cultural Center in Charleston. They want to call attention to their financial squeeze between rising costs and stagnant pensions, and to ask leg ...Read More

Fairfax County, VA - Who should pay for the cost of new housing development: builders or property owners? The House of Delegates is now considering legislation passed by the Senate this week, that would replace negotiated payments between local governments and developers with a system of impact fees ...Read More

Salem, OR – School shootings and other tragedies that have made headlines across the country have Oregon teachers and school staff members asking the State Legislature for an additional measure of protection. They want to know when students in their care are in the juvenile justice system for ...Read More

Boston, MA - One in four Massachusetts kindergarten students already has tooth decay, and more than half aren't getting treatment. According to a new report from the Catalyst Institute, dental decay is the most common childhood infectious disease, although it is entirely preventable. Representative ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Environmental and health advocates are cheering a federal court decision that requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold power companies accountable for the mercury pollution they generate when burning coal to produce electricity. Utility companies were o ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – There's a hole in Iowa's "tax bucket," and Governor Culver is asking lawmakers to plug it. Main street businesses in Iowa often pay taxes while competing with multi-state corporations that have found, and are making use of, loopholes in Iowa's tax code. Charles Wishman, with ...Read More

Concord, NH - New Hampshire lawmakers are being asked to turn down a "sweetheart deal" this Valentine's Day, from lenders who offer high-interest payday loans. The State Senate takes up a bill (HB 267) today that would cap loan rates at 36 percent. The same measure passed in the House in January, b ...Read More

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