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Archive: December 17, 2012

PHOTO: The governor's tax reform commission did not address the idea of a permanent trust fund for coal severance tax money in its final report. Courtesy energy4me.

WHITESBURG, Ky. - In the heart of Kentucky's coalfields, future investment in the region is a big issue. Given that situation, the Sierra Club in Kentucky says the governor's tax reform commission passed up a good chance to address "real investment" in the state's coalfield counties. The tax overh ...Read More

PHOTO: Pamela Kreeger, Ph.D., winner of a grant from the American Cancer Society to study ovarian cancer. (Courtesy of UW Engineering)

MADISON, Wis. - Ovarian cancer affects over 22,000 women in the U.S. every year, and each year more than 15,000 will die from it. The American Cancer Society has given a grant to UW-Madison biomedical engineer Dr. Pamela Kreeger to study ovarian cancer. "One of the main problems with ovarian cancer ...Read More

PHOTO: With the investment and support of the Oregon IDA Initiative, Guadalupe and Antonio Avila-Guzmanís family have achieved their dream of owning a home in North Portlandís Portsmouth neighborhood.

PORTLAND, Ore. - There's one end-of-year gift idea that does double duty in Oregon. Donations to the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative (IDA) mean lower state taxes for the donor - and more money for the program to use to match the savings of lower-income Oregonians. IDA participants s ...Read More


SALEM, Ore. - It's the Oregon Attorney General's list of who's been naughty - or at least, could be nicer - in the world of charitable solicitations. Groups on the "20 Worst Charities" list spend less than one in four of the donation dollars they receive on their charitable causes. For some of the g ...Read More

PHOTO: If you buy a puppy online, is it from a reputable breeder or a puppy mill? The International Fund for Animal Welfare found 62 percent of the online ads it examined on a single day were

SEATTLE, Wash. - On a single day on the Internet, more than 700,000 dogs are for sale. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that's what its researchers found in a one-day investigative blitz. The group is calling for new regulations on pet sales, and says an outdated Animal Welfare ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill to be introduced in the 2013 Legislature aims to fund projects that will help kids be able to walk or bike safely to school. Courtesy American Heart Association of Minnesota.

SAUK CENTER, Minn. - When state lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, they will again consider a program that aims to help kids get to class and back on their own. Safe Routes to School funding could be used for everything from sidewalks and cross walks to bike lanes and pedestrian bridges. Dan ...Read More

PHOTO: This photo of an oil shale deposit in Uinta County was taken in 1916. People have been trying since then to find a profitable way to use it as a fuel source. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

VERNAL, Utah - It isn't working out and it's costing taxpayers money. Those are two reasons a congressional watchdog group opposes oil shale development in eastern Utah and neighboring states. In a new report, Taxpayers for Common Sense says the government should stop making loan and price guarantee ...Read More

Photo: Project by CF Steel. Courtesy: Liescheidt

OAKBORO, N.C. - In today's economy, it's not easy for a small-business owner such as Tim Liescheidt to get a loan to build his business outside Charlotte. Traditional lenders say they can't take the risk and the Small Business Administration told him his start-up steel business was too small. That's ...Read More

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