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Archive: February 8, 2012

MANCHESTER, N. H. – Tax season is here and there's plenty of assistance in the Granite State to help make filing those income tax forms a little less taxing. One option is the AARP Tax Aide program, with sites at about 50 locations around the state staffed with IRS-certified volunteers and op ...Read More

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DENVER – Two competing plans for the development of oil shale in the West are making their way through Washington, D.C. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on a plan to open about 500,000 acres of land for oil shale research and development, to test the viability and en ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A report being delivered to Minnesota lawmakers this week is expected to open their eyes to an issue often in the shadows - human trafficking. Brian Rusche, executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC), says some estimates put the number of women and ...Read More

WAUSAU, Wis. – Skiers would take on nearly all the risk associated with a day on the ski hill or cross-country trail under legislation that gets a public hearing on Wednesday. Christine Bremer Muggli, a Wausau trial attorney and past president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, says the ...Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing today (Wednesday) that grants of up to $100,000 are available throughout the Chesapeake region, to help communities design and construct watershed protection plans. It's called the Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Town ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption. Tennessee's Democratic Party leaders counter that the proposed cuts shoul ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa – Every year, the AARP Tax Aide program helps thousands of Iowans prepare their income tax returns, free of charge. Elmer Neussendorfer is the volunteer coordinator who makes sure Iowa's 80 Tax Aide locations statewide are staffed through Apr. 17. He says the finished returns ...Read More

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon Wild filed a court challenge on Tuesday after what the conservation group says is a decade of not enough progress to protect Coho salmon in southwest Oregon's Rogue River Basin. The suit alleges that the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Marine Fisheries Service hav ...Read More

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