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Archive: January 27, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Beverly Perdue's decision not to seek re-election this year has folks on both sides of the aisle considering how a gubernatorial race will shape up and shake up the state. A contested race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination would add a Democratic primary to the May 8 b ...Read More

A coalition of conservation and American Indian groups are challenging permits issued to the U.S. Navy to expand use of sonar in training exercises off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. The sounds are so high-pitched, says Hawk Rosales, executive director of the InterTribal Sinkyone ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Bills allowing telephone companies to stop providing service in areas which are not profitable are moving through both houses of the Legislature, but some lawmakers from both parties worry that residents of rural Indiana will be left with less-than-adequate service and at risk in emer ...Read More

SEATTLE - For every national forest, there's a local plan for how to manage it - and on Thursday, the top U.S. Department of Agriculture officials outlined changes to the planning process which will affect more than 9 million acres in Washington. Now more than ever, the officials say, public lands ...Read More

LYON, Neb. - Rural-policy workshops will be held next week in Iowa to discuss what's at stake in the 2012 federal farm bill. Traci Bruckner, assistant director of rural policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, which is co-hosting the workshops, says the bill contains far more than farm subsidies and ...Read More

MISSION, S.D. - The infant mortality rate in South Dakota is higher than that of all neighboring states, a new report finds - and higher yet for Native Americans. An average of 79 babies die each year before their first birthday, a rate considerably higher than neighboring states, according to the ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - The National Day of Remembrance for America's Downwinders is being marked in Idaho this morning with a candlelight vigil in Boise. "Downwinders" are people who were exposed to radioactive fallout from government nuclear-weapons testing in Nevada - fallout that fell hard on Idaho, esp ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - After a year that saw nearly $1 billion in cuts to public schools, many education leaders had high hopes for better things to come in 2012. But Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, says the current agenda in Lansing, as laid out in Gov. Rick Snyder's State o ...Read More

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