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Archive: September 26, 2011

EUGENE, Ore. - At the Oregon AFL-CIO's annual conference that began on Sunday, one of the liveliest events is expected to be Tuesday's debate featuring candidates for the First Congressional District, the seat vacated by Rep. David Wu. Three Democrats - current state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, ...Read More

JOSEPH, Ore. - This week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is tracking the Imnaha wolf pack in northeast Oregon, with orders to kill two of the four wolves. The department says the pack has killed seven domestic cows or calves a year for the past two years, so it intends to shoot th ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - "Free-range," "natural," "authentic" - with so many labels on foods these days, it can be a bit dizzying for consumers to figure out what they all mean. Experts say the "certified organic" label stands out from the pack, because it is the only one that verifies that a product is pro ...Read More

HAMLET, N.C. - It has been two decades since the fatal fire at a chicken plant in Hamlet, N.C. It killed 25 workers, who were trapped in the factory after a fire began inside a deep fryer. The incident prompted a major overhaul of state workplace safety regulations and shed light on significant la ...Read More

PORTLAND, Maine - Eliminating same-day voter registration in Maine may not sound like a big deal, but for people with disabilities it can be a real roadblock to participation in elections. Disability advocates say many have been negatively affected, including those with mobility issues. In Novembe ...Read More

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - Wisconsin is on the cutting edge of a new trend in higher education: offering students greater opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture. A grant made possible an alliance between the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), UW-River Falls and Chippew ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - According to federal documents, shrimp boat nets in the Gulf of Mexico are still scooping up endangered sea turtles along with their catch, according to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). A device called a "turtle excluder" has been designed to keep turtles out of the fishin ...Read More

NEW YORK - With poverty and the problems that go with it on the rise, more than 90 grantmaking foundations are banding together to help underserved communities in New York and the nation. They began signing on to Philanthropy's Promise this summer, and as of today they have pledged $1.5 billion to h ...Read More

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