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Archive: November 21, 2013

PHOTO: The wind energy industry has been growing consistently in Montana, and a new report from Environment Montana shows the benefits go beyond energy production. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Wind receives more marks in the "plus" column in a report released today by Environment Montana. The report calculated benefits in addition to the energy generated, said Kyla Maki, Clean Energy Program director, Montana Environmental Information Center. "We already know it benefits ...Read More

PHOTO: The push for a statewide smoke-free law will be made again when Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort in January. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Saying she has learned from the lessons of the last few years, State Rep. Susan Westrom promises to try again during the next legislative session to get a statewide smoke-free law passed. It will be the fourth time Westrom has filed a bill to ban smoking in Kentucky work ...Read More

PHOTO: This week, a Congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on a bill to make the popular Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area near Taos a federal wilderness area. Photo courtesy Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area near Taos has another chance of being upgraded to a full-fledged federal wilderness area. A U.S. Senate subcommittee is holding a hearing this week on the "Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act." It would add protections that would ensure that gene ...Read More

PHOTO: The Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin, Wash., will be closed until mid-March, 2014, as a money-saving move for the National Park Service. Photo credit: NPS on flickr.

SEATTLE - North Cascades National Park has closed a visitor center early and curtailed its winter operations more than usual. It's just one example of what many national park sites are doing to cope with smaller budgets and uncertainty about the future. Congress is aiming for a new budget deal by mi ...Read More

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It has been a tough week for many Illinois families, in the wake of one of the worst storm systems to hit the state in decades. Efforts are already under way to help those who lost everything. AARP Illinois is raising money for victims and will send a team of volunteers on Friday ...Read More

Photo: One in four women in North Carolina will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Courtesy: East Carolina University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The holidays are a time when many strive to put on a good face for family gatherings and festivities, but what's happening behind closed doors for an estimated one in four North Carolina women is still of concern to domestic-violence support groups. According to the National ...Read More

Photo: The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge, NY, is readying for the impact of a November cut in SNAP or food stamp benefits. Courtesy Long Island Cares.

HAUPPAGE, N.Y. - SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were cut starting this month, when an emergency boost in funding during the recession expired. That's a decrease of $36 a month for four-person families, and community food pantries are readying for a rush as a result. Paule Pachter ov ...Read More

PHOTO: Today (Thursday) marks the 38th annual Great American Smokeout, as folks across the nation are urged to quit for the day and hopefully for good. CREDIT: Erich Ferdinand

DES MOINES, Iowa – Citizens across the state who are smokers are being urged to kick the habit today. This is the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout. Chuck Reed, senior consultant for communications strategy integration with American Cancer Society, says the goal is for people to give up ...Read More

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