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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: December 10, 2012

PHOTO: Denver's

DENVER - With the fracking boom in places like Colorado's Weld County and across the nation, there's another byproduct: bad air. A study to be published in the Journal of Geophysics Research finds that fumes from oil and gas development are a big reason the Front Range has unhealthy levels of ozone, ...Read More

PHOTO: An NREL model of U.S. energy grid at 80% renewable sources in 2050. Courtesy: National <br />Renewable Energy Laboratory.

BOULDER, Colo. - Sixty percent of the energy in America is provided by investor-owned utilities that usually require powerful market forces to embrace change. Right now billions in stimulus money are driving a rapid and controversial buildout of so-called smart meters, which are supposed to reduce e ...Read More

PHOTO: Amy is now 15 months old. Courtesy of Laura Mills.

CHICAGO - A north suburban Chicago woman is receiving the gift of a lifetime this Christmas, a gift she says has been many years in the making. Laura Mills says she always dreamed of finding the right person, getting married and starting a family. But it just didn't happen. So, for several years, sh ...Read More

IMAGE: Registration is open for OEFFA's annual conference.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As interest expands in Ohio's local and organic foods, so does the state's largest annual gathering of sustainable growers and farmers. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) 34th annual conference, "Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change," will be held in February ...Read More

PHOTO:  Governor urged to not sign death warrants.  Photo courtesy of Ky. Dept. of Corrections

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thousands of postcards are on the way to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, urging him to "back away" from the death penalty. The Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has been collecting handwritten messages since June. Coalition coordinator Kaye Gallagher says a bulk d ...Read More

PHOTO: If you are going to make a financial donation this holiday season,  there are proven sites like for checking out charities.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildfires charred the West and Superstorm Sandy clobbered the East this year. Nevada consumer advocates encourage holiday donations for disaster relief, but they also caution that some homework is in order. Las Vegas attorney Beverly Salhanick suggests you think for a moment, on- ...Read More

PHOTO: With 15 days left until Christmas, holiday shopping is in full swing. But many people are spending money they don't have.

RALEIGH, N.C. - With 15 days left until Christmas, holiday shopping is in full swing, but many people are spending money they don't have, consumer advocates say. The average person will spend a little more than $700 on the holidays this year, between gifts and decorations, according to the National ...Read More

PHOTO: Members of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers prepare boxes of fresh food for local schools. Courtesy of CAFF.

DAVIS, Calif. - Connecting small farmers to their local schools to provide healthy food for low-income kids is an idea whose time has come. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, just west of Sacramento, just won a $100,000 two-year grant to expand on its efforts, says the Farm to Scho ...Read More

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