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Archive: June 11, 2012

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CASPER, Wyo. - Higher bills are on the way, again. Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is requesting a rate hike for the sixth year in a row, citing the need to cover rising electricity costs, population growth, pollution control, and transmission and power-plant maintenance. The Wyoming Public Service Commi ...Read More

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Summer horse packing trips in the Sierra are back on. President Obama has signed legislation that authorizes the National Park Service to continue to issue permits to commercial packers in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Alan Hill, public liaison chairman for Back Country Horsemen of Amer ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - It's a "retread" of a different kind. SB 416, a bill about tires for school buses and state vehicles that was passed by the North Carolina Senate, has been gutted in the House - replaced with language that would weaken or even repeal the state's Racial Justice Act (RJA). It's a polit ...Read More

NEW YORK - Although in the last 10 years New York has allowed $1 billion in tax credits for cleaning up brownfield industrial contamination sites, the state has missed the mark, environmentalists say. The credits have failed to help thousands of deserving neighborhoods, according to Allison Jenkins, ...Read More

NEW YORK - The announcement by the Walt Disney Co. that it would ban junk food advertising on its children's programs and networks is being hailed by First Lady Michelle Obama, who campaigns against obesity and unhealthy food. But do voluntary initiatives by corporations go far enough? Makani Them ...Read More

DENVER - Denver's 37th annual PrideFest is set for Saturday and Sunday in Civic Center Park. This year's theme is fighting for the rights of Colorado's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. One key right participants are seeking is civil unions, the ability for same-sex couples to form ...Read More

DENVER - For the next few months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer a summer meals program, providing free meals to children regardless of income. More than one in five Colorado children are at risk of hunger, according to the group Hunger Free Colorado, and the state has the nation's f ...Read More

BOSTON - Airplane pilots go through pre-flight checklists; now surgeons and hospitals in Massachusetts will be impelled to do the same, thanks to a provision in the health care cost-containment legislation currently being finalized in the Massachusettes Statehouse. The measure will require the Depar ...Read More

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