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Archive: January 9, 2013

PHOTO: Utah lawmakers will be asked again this year to approve a state version of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-wage workers. Photo courtesy of United Way.

SALT LAKE CITY - Some momentum may be building in this year's Utah Legislature to enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit could be claimed only by low-wage workers, and the most recent proposals have pegged it at 5 percent of the federal EITC. In past years, state lawmakers couldn't agre ...Read More

Photo: June Lyle, state director AARP Indiana, photo courtesy of AARP Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - A state income tax credit for people who care for ailing relatives in their homes is one of several legislative initiatives being supported by AARP Indiana. In 2009, says June Lyle, AARP state director, 1.3 million Hoosiers provided unpaid care in their homes at a value of $9.4 billi ...Read More

PHOTO: George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley, will discuss the benefits of cooperative organic farming in Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Succeeding in agriculture these days can be a tough task given the rise of mega-factory farms. However, many family farms in Ohio are finding another way to flourish - through a co-op. More than 170 farmer-owners are part of the largest organic farming cooperative in North America ...Read More

IMAGE: Maps from the GLEAM Project show Lake Superior is the least stressed of the Great Lakes, but Duluth is facing environmental and ecological threats. Courtesy of University of Michigan.

DULUTH, Minn. - The largest of the Great Lakes is also the one faring the best, despite a variety of environmental and ecological threats. A years-long mapping project shows most of Lake Superior to be blue in color - and Andy Buchsbaum, director of the Great Lakes office of the National Wildlife F ...Read More

PHOTO: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Idaho Roadless Rule. Photo of the White Cloud Mountains by MB Whitaker.

BOISE, Idaho - After years of court cases, the answer is "yes" for Idaho's Roadless Rule, the management blueprint for more than 9 million acres of backcountry in national forests. Idaho was the first state to design a plan after meetings with stakeholders, and Jonathan Oppenheimer, senior conserva ...Read More

PHOTO: Emerald Bay, on the west side of Lake Tahoe, is just one of the scenic places caught in the debate between further development and preserving local air and water quality. Photo by Kurt B. Teuber for America's Byways.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A federal judge has delayed major expansion of a Lake Tahoe area ski resort. Now, its neighbors are wondering what's next in the longtime controversy over the potential environmental impact of enlarging Homewood Mountain Resort. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit had challenged the devel ...Read More

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