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Archive: March 17, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesota children living in poverty has jumped to 14 percent, according to the latest "Kids Count" report - the highest level since 1993 - and the disparities for children of color are widening. While Minnesota had the fifth-lowest poverty rate for white children in ...Read More

NAPLES, Fla. - A proposal to create a new national wildlife refuge north of Lake Okeechobee could give a big boost to efforts to save the Florida panther. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate the 150,000-acre Everglades Headwaters refuge as part of a greater effort to connect to th ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio House panel continues to hear testimony today on the controversial collective-bargaining legislation that has been approved in the Senate. While supporters of Senate Bill 5, including Gov. John Kasich, say it will secure Ohio's future by ending costly labor agreements, some ...Read More

ROANOKE, Va. - The public has a chance to weigh in today at a forum on proposed new rules which would affect 1.7 million acres of national forest land in Virginia. The sweeping new rules released last month by the Obama administration would cover 193 million acres in 44 states and would include th ...Read More

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers are using a states'-rights argument to claim authority to regulate air pollution, specifically greenhouse gases and particulates. But Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter, says air pollution is clearly a federal matter because dirty air doesn't s ...Read More

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A forum on green jobs Wednesday at Yale University was an opportunity for the state's new commissioner of energy and environmental protection to lay out his vision for the combined department. Dan Esty, confirmed to the post Wednesday afternoon, had worked in the Environmental Pr ...Read More

PORTLAND, Maine - According to the most recent data available, gathered in 2009, 17.5 percent of Maine children under 18 lived in poverty - up one percent from 2008, when the recession hit. While somewhat surprised that the increase was no greater, Dean Crocker of the Maine Children's Alliance says ...Read More

SANTA FE, N.M. - This year's legislative session is winding down, and while some bills introduced will go on to become law, many others have stalled. One bill that has hit a wall would provide funds to reimburse nonprofit groups and public intervenors that challenge big utilities like PNM in cases o ...Read More

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