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Archive: January 20, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - What once were native grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota are increasingly becoming corn acreage for ethanol, with consequences for native wildlife. A study conducted for the National Wildlife Federation makes the connection betwee ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - Taking off some weight will not only make most people feel better, but it also cuts their risks of some types of cancer. That's the message from the director of the University of Wisconsin Chemo Prevention Program, Dr. Howard Bailey, who says there is a clear link between a person's ...Read More

ST. LOUIS - Haitian relief efforts are underway in Missouri, with many people collecting sanitary hygiene items and donating money. Daniel Borochoff, the president of the American Institute of Philanthropy, says that when Missourians are opening their hearts to help, they need to make sure they also ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While the deadline to file federal taxes is April 15, many Ohioans are anxious to begin the process early this year with the hope of putting more money in their wallets sooner. The Ohio Benefit Bank can help make that happen through a free program that helps low- to moderate-income ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor David Paterson has announced the largest cut to school and college funding ever in New York. The move to slash $1.3 billion from schools is drawing sharp reaction from education groups, who say those cuts will cripple the state's fragile economic recovery. New York State U ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Job cuts, losses, and lay-offs have left more Virginians wondering how to make ends meet, but thanks to an increase in funding for the state's food stamp program, known by its acronym SNAP, the load for almost 700,000 Virginia families is a little lighter. A new report from the Co ...Read More

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The latest annual snapshot of how Wyoming's children are faring in the world shows there are fewer of them. The new Wyoming Kids Count report shows that the state's youngest population is shrinking. The lower numbers might be attributed, in part, to the state's infant mortality and c ...Read More

ELK POINT, S.D. - An environmental group says an oil refinery proposed for southeast South Dakota is not needed, and would be built in the wrong place. Pete Carrels of the Sierra Club says the Hyperion Resources refinery would be about 20 years too late. "It's pretty clear that the refining industr ...Read More

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