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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: April 5, 2013

PHOTO: The Brewshed motto is

SEATTLE – When you raise a glass of locally made beer in Washington, you're also toasting the clean mountain water that is its main ingredient. Craft brewers around the state are signing up to be part of Brewshed, a campaign to raise public awareness of the need for clean, wild rivers that f ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. – It's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and at a hearing today in Salem, advocates for victims say they're supporting a shift in Oregon's priorities for criminal justice. That includes legislation that would allow some sentencing changes. Supporters say giving judges more discreti ...Read More

PHOTO: Is agriculture the top priority of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Klamath Basin, to the extent that salmon runs are harmed? That's the charge of conservation groups. Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Two Oregon conservation groups say they intend to sue the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation for mismanaging water in the Klamath Basin. Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon are charging that the federal agency has moved ahead with a new water management p ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Experts from across the country are meeting in Ohio today to discuss the impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the state. Map of Utica & Marcellus permits in Ohio. Courtesy of FracTracker.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's a first-of-its-kind meeting of the minds when it comes to fracking in the Buckeye State. Today and Saturday, scientists, doctors, attorneys, researchers and other experts are gathering in eastern Ohio to present and discuss the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracki ...Read More

The deadline for filing your federal tax return is quickly approaching.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The deadline for filing your federal income tax return is quickly approaching. And Elmer Neussendorfer, AARP Iowa Tax Aide State Volunteer Coordinator, says you can't afford to dilly dally any longer, especially if you're not figuring out your taxes on your own. "You nee ...Read More

PHOTO: College students would have to reconsider where they register to vote or risk a tax credit for their parents, if a proposed bill passes through the State Assembly.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – This week was like college finals week for North Carolina state lawmakers as they rushed to file any new bills before this week's deadline. And some voting rights advocates are giving them a failing grade. One bill, Senate Bill 666, would eliminate a parent's tax deduct ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr., (D-NJ) is calling for comprehensive immigration reform. Thousands will rally for reform at Liberty State Park on Saturday.

NEW YORK – Hundreds of New York union members are headed for Liberty State Park in New Jersey Saturday for the "Time is Now" rally for comprehensive immigration reform. Alfreda Simkins is an at-large board member of local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union. She does janitorial ...Read More

Photo: Boaters are urged to be careful around sea otters in and around Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Harbor where large numbers of otters and other mamals live. Credit: John Perry

MONTEREY, Calif. – Go slow for the sea otter. That's what some Central Coast groups are asking anglers to do as they head into Monterey Bay. Recreational salmon season opens this weekend, and wildlife experts are concerned speeding boats could put the threatened marine mammals in harm's way, ...Read More

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