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Archive: January 28, 2013

Photo: Carson collecting samples from the French Broad River. Courtesy: Hartwell Carson

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Progress Energy has 60 days to respond to allegations the company violated the Clean Water Act at its Asheville facility. The notice of intent was filed late last week by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of several environmental organizations, after the French Broad ...Read More

Aerial view of a manure spill at a factory farm.<br />Photo Credit: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Citizens Coalition (made up of Amigos Bravos, the Rio Grande chapter of the Sierra Club and Caballo Concerned Citizens) is troubled by the direction being taken by the New Mexico Environment Department and the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) in connection with groundwate ...Read More

PHOTO: This is what skis, snowboards, helmets and ski boots look like after going through a six-step grinding process to recycle them. Courtesy of SIA Snow Sports Recycling Program.

PARK CITY, Utah - Skis and snowboards, ski boots and helmets can only be traded at ski swaps for so long before they're worn out and no longer safe to use. The ski industry is working on new lives for old gear, starting in Utah and Colorado. The Snow Sports Recycling Program is collecting outdated ...Read More

PHOTO: Outreach workers will be stationed around the state for Tuesday's

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - About 51,000 Idaho children do not have health insurance, and more than half of them are eligible for Idaho Health Plan coverage - according to the Covering Idaho Kids program. Outreach workers will be stationed at 18 locations around the state on Tuesday to help families sign ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon's union movement has broadened its aims to include more social justice issues and encompass nonunion workers as well. Courtesy Oregon AFL-CIO.

SALEM, Ore. - New national figures say union membership is on the decline across the country. It's part of a national trend that labor leaders say is the result of unemployment overall and anti-union activity in states like Wisconsin and Indiana. However, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures a ...Read More

PHOTO: Many of the working poor in Arkansas have jobs in retail, food service or as maids. The Working Poor Families Project says 41 percent of the state's working families are still considered low-income. Courtesy of We Are All One World.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It isn't making headlines at the State Legislature yet, but Medicaid could be the topic most talked about behind the scenes there. Lawmakers will soon decide whether Arkansas expands its Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act. In a state where 40 percent of workin ...Read More

PHOTO:  Family and Medical Leave Insurance program is a type of insurance that allows new parents or people with family emergencies to take a few weeks off work with partial pay.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - There's a move in Olympia to end the state's Family and Medical Leave Insurance program before it even gets going. It was created in 2007, but got no start-up funding in the recession and now, a group of legislators wants to strike it altogether. It's a type of insurance that allows ...Read More

PHOTO: This Southern Resident orca is

SEATTLE - Today is the final day to comment on a petition to take a Pacific Northwest killer whale off the endangered species list. There are fewer than 90 Southern Resident orcas, popular mascots of the Puget Sound area. Two commercial farms in California say these whales are no different than any ...Read More

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