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Archive: January 16, 2014

PHOTO: Farmers and ag professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. For example, this predaceous ground beetle eats slugs. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

HAILEY, Idaho - Creepy-crawlies are mostly "good guys." Farmers and agriculture professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. Gwendolyn Ellen, coordinator of the Farmscaping for Beneficials Program, Ore ...Read More

PHOTO: Residents of southeast Minnesota and across the state will gather at the Tau Center in Winona for the first Citizen's Frac Sand Summit. CREDIT: Jerry Huddleston

WINONA, Minn. - With the oil fracking boom still spreading across the country, the pressure continues to build on areas of Minnesota that are rich in sands needed for the process, and that has many residents saying "not so fast." In southeastern Minnesota, there's currently a moratorium in place in ...Read More

PHOTO: A report on how Minnesota could work to stem the die-off of bees in recent years was delivered to the state Capitol on Wednesday. CREDIT: Brian Jeffery Beggerly

BARRETT, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is moving ahead with a review of a class of pesticides that has been linked to the deaths of bees, but some local honey producers want action, not just more studies. Steve Ellis owns the Old Mill Honey Co., Barrett. He said having more infor ...Read More

A Philadelphia community has been named by President Obama as one of five Promise Zones for renewal.  Photo courtesy of

PHILADELPHIA - Hard-hit communities across the nation, including one in Pennsylvania, are getting the opportunity to fulfill the vision of a brighter future. President Obama has named Mantua, in West Philadelphia, as one of five Promise Zones. The approach, said Judith Bell, president of the social ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Indiana says there are legislative priorities policymakers should keep in mind that will help all Hoosiers, including those age 50 and older. Photo courtesy of AARP Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS – It's back to business for lawmakers in Indy, and AARP says there are some agenda items policymakers should prioritize to improve the lives of all Hoosiers. State director June Lyle says one important piece of legislation, Senate Bill 66, would create a statewide voluntary savi ...Read More

PHOTO: As lawmakers debate how best to allocate the state's $1 billion budget surplus, a new report advises against cutting income tax. Photo credit: M. Shand

LANSING, Mich. - When Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address today, many Michiganders will be waiting to hear if his plans for the estimated $1 billion budget surplus include tax cuts. However, a new report suggests that's not the way to stimulate the economy. Karen Holcomb-Merri ...Read More

PHOTO: Volunteers with the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will help Illinoisans file their simple tax returns for free. Photo courtesy of AARP.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Tax time doesn't have to be a stressful time for Illinoisans. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are ready to crunch the numbers and help low to moderate-income individuals file their federal, state and local income tax returns for free. Gerardo Cardenas, communications manager fo ...Read More

PHOTO: January is Radon Action Month, and this year's winner of the Radon Poster Contest illustrates the damage the gas can do the lungs. Free test kits are available from the Missouri Department of Health. Photo courtesy of the EPA.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - You cannot see, smell or taste it, but radon could be present in dangerous levels in your home, which is why Missourians are urged to pick up a free testing kit this month. Ryan Hobart, Missouri Department of Health spokesman, said the naturally occurring gas is excreted from t ...Read More

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