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Archive: June 30, 2010

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Congress' "oil spill bill" is being discussed today. It could finally mean full funding for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Over the years, that fund has helped Montana communities pay for parks, trails and preservation of open space. Offshore drilling fees are suppose ...Read More

CIRCLE, Mont. - A Montana grain grower made a quick trip to Washington, D.C., to testify Tuesday about TransCanada's proposed crude oil pipeline, which would cross his property on its way to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Rudolph from Circle is pushing for more specific safety plans, espec ...Read More

DULUTH, Minn. - This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow 5-4 ruling that overturned Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, citing the Second Amendment right to bear arms as basis for the decision. While they saw the ruling as predictable, local gun-safety advocates feel that the decision ignore ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans with disabilities who would like to fish or hunt for ducks, pheasants or deer this fall will be able to do it, thanks to an invention by Des Moines Area Community College welding instructor Keith Simpson. Simpson learned about a local hunter confined to a wheelchair and dre ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - The mom-and-pop grocery stores that used to be in every small community in Iowa are quickly disappearing. An Iowa State University sociologist, professor Lois Wright Morton, has been researching this loss. She finds that many low-income and older Iowans find themselves living in ...Read More

DENVER - The "oil spill bill" gets a hearing on Capitol Hill today. Part of the discussion could affect the future of Colorado's land and water resources. Sen. Michael Bennet and others want to include language in the bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The fund uses offshore ...Read More

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It's no secret that times are still tough in Nevada, and they soon could get tougher for about 152,000 families who are making ends meet with the child tax credit that is part of the current economic recovery plan. It's up to Congress to decide the fate of that break and other fede ...Read More

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Workers in the Gulf of Mexico continue their efforts to divert the flow of oil from the blown-out well in the Gulf while Congress today is dealing with diversion of a different kind: Offshore oil royalties that are supposed to go to conservation projects, but never get there. For ...Read More

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