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Archive: February 25, 2013

This RCCLA Amalia solar array is located in Taos County, New Mexico.<br />PHOTO: Courtesy of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

HILLSBORO, N.M. - Renewable energy sources in New Mexico and the West are plentiful and may be headed toward gold rush-style exploitation by developers. That raises some concerns about the impact, but New Mexico sportsmen believe the reintroduction of the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Developmen ...Read More

Photo: Attorney Jill Rakauski,who says a legislative proposal regarding asbestos-exposure victims will do more harm than good.

MADISON, Wis. - A proposal circulating in the state legislature would make it more difficult for people who are ill after being exposed to asbestos to be compensated in a timely fashion. The proposal is LRB-0002/1, also known as Assembly Bill 19 (AB-19). According to Racine attorney Jill Rakauski, ...Read More

Free Tax Prep is available on-line or at sites around Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - It is tax time, and for some, filing taxes is an expensive and complicated proposition. However, Virginians who earned $57,000 or less in 2012, can get free help for filing both state and federal tax returns. Virginia is one of 22 states - plus the District of Columbia - to offer a s ...Read More

Colorado ASSET offers in-state tuition to immigrant students who are Colorado high school graduates. Courtesy Colorado ASSET.

DENVER - The Colorado State Senate today will have its final vote on the ASSET Bill before sending it to the House. A new study looks at the fiscal effects of the measure, which would let immigrant students who graduated from Colorado high schools qualify for in-state college tuition. Ana is one o ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah Clean Energy staff and partners tour the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Centerís solar installation. Courtesy of Utah Clean Energy.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah and other western states will get more done by working together to modernize the power grid and welcome clean energy into the mix. That's the message for policymakers and utility companies from Western Clean Energy Advocates. The coalition says if western states and utility rat ...Read More

There's a crisis in child care in New York State and the economy and society will suffer in the long run. That's what a new study from business leaders and alarming calls from child care advocates in the field add up to. Photo courtesy Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.

MELVILLE, N.Y. - Diminished funds, increasing costs and lowered eligibility are creating a "perfect storm" that has New York's child care program at the breaking point. That's the warning from advocates and a new report from business leaders. Janet Walerstein with the Child Care Council of Suffolk ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of turbines on a ridge between Ellendale and Ashley. The Center for Rural Affairs says more high voltage transmission lines will help get wind generated electricity on the grid. CREDIT: cariliv

BISMARCK, N.D. - There is a treasure trove of renewable energy in the U.S., but the obstacles and barriers to getting it on the grid are many. Johnathan Hladik, energy policy advocate with the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA), said the biggest hurdle right now is the lack of high voltage transmission ...Read More

PHOTO: Itís back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe.

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - It's back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. At issue is the public's right to have a say. The Tahoe Regional Planning Authority and Placer County joined developer JMA Ventures in filing the petition, which argues the court got it wrong wh ...Read More

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