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Archive: March 20, 2013

PHOTO:  Kentucky House passes resolution urging LG&E to not use the Wentworth Lime Cave as part of a coal ash landfill in Trimble County.  Photo courtesy of Sierra Club.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – State lawmakers are weighing in on an environmental controversy which has morphed into a debate over historic preservation. A unanimous Kentucky House has approved a resolution urging a power company to drop its plans to store coal ash in a Trimble County cave. The resolution ...Read More

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REEDSPORT, Ore. - Today marks "Kick Butts Day," an annual effort to get teens and young adults to quit using tobacco. Despite smoke-free laws and age limits on tobacco purchases, almost 15 percent of Oregon high school students say they smoke or chew. That's nearly 30,000 youths, with plenty of new ...Read More

PHOTO: Grand Teton National Park, as captured by Chris Mabey. He plans to spend the summer focusing his lens on the maintenance backlog at national parks in the West. Photo credit: Chris Mabey Photography.

PROVO, Utah - If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographer Chris Mabey is hoping a whole portfolio can help change the fate of a struggling national park system. Mabey, an engineering student at Brigham Young University, is raising money through for a road trip to photograph ...Read More

PHOTO: In the coming weeks, Iowans will be busy removing yard debris and cleaning out their garages and basements.

DES MOINES, Iowa - By the calendar, today is the first day of spring. In the coming weeks, Iowans will be busy removing yard debris and cleaning out their garages and basements. Reo Menning, spokeswoman for Metro Waste Authority, said some of the items that have been collecting dust all winter in y ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP volunteer Dean Clough attended the ICC rate hike hearing. Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Electric bills could be going up again if legislation making its way through the Illinois House and Senate this week passes. In 2011, state lawmakers passed a bill giving electric utilities automatic rate increases for the next 10 years to fund upgrades to the grid. However, the ...Read More

PHOTO: Idaho's cuts to higher education funding since 2008 are among the ten steepest in the nation. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BOISE, Idaho - State budget cuts to higher education in Idaho are among the steepest in the nation, according to a new report. The study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities outlines the tough time states have had in funding colleges and universities since the recession. Idaho's spendin ...Read More

PHOTO: The divorce rate in the U.S, is just over 40%, down from a peak of about 50% in the 1980s. Studies show couples with children are less likely to divorce than those without. Photo credit: Shelley Panzarella.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The divorce rate in the United States continues to fall, but a large percentage of couples still call it quits despite their vows of "for better or worse." The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, espec ...Read More

PHOTO: The Steubenville rape trial has gained national attention and those working to end sexual violence say itís time to stop blaming victims and support survivors. Photo courtesy of OAESV.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Steubenville rape trial has gained national attention, and those working to end sexual violence say it's time to stop blaming victims and focus instead on supporting survivors. Two high school football players were convicted Sunday in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old. Since ...Read More

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