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Archive: October 9, 2014

PHOTO: Advocates for clean energy continued their push this week to convince Puget Sound Energy to transition from using power from the Colstrip Generating Station in Montana to more locally-generated wind and solar power, as well as energy efficiency. Photo courtesy of Sierra Club.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is catching some heat from the 30 percent of their electrical power that comes from burning Montana coal. On Wednesday in Olympia, the utility company was presented with more than 10,000 petitions asking it step up the use of clean energy and energy efficie ...Read More

PHOTO: Not every child in Oregon has much to smile about, according to new data from Children First for Oregon. The group says although the state has become more ethnically diverse, children of color don't have the nearly same opportunities for success as their white peers. Photo credit: Grady Reese/iStockphoto.

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's quality of life is different depending on the color of a child's skin. That's the conclusion of the 2014 County Data Book, which includes research about the opportunities for children growing up in the state. In every county, Children First for Oregon says children of colo ...Read More

PHOTO: Kim McGowan (right) is among the security guards working for private contractors who say today's security challenges call for more training and better pay. They rallied in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Photo credit: Maria Montano.

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PITTSBURGH - Steel City security guards rallied Downtown on Wednesday to demand greater job security, and to point out many of the private contractors hired by high-rise owners or managers don't offer their workers enough training, room for advancement, or sufficient pay for the modern-day challenge ...Read More

PHOTO: Hurricane Wilma, the last significant hurricane to hit Florida's coast, struck in October 2005. Image courtesy: NOAA

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MIAMI – Florida is in the middle of hurricane season, but you'd never know it by looking at the forecast. With a little more than a month left to go, there have been no immediate threats to the Florida coast. In fact, it's been nine years since the state was hit by a significant storm, but D ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP North Carolina will be working with UNC Wilmington to offer forums and workshops for older North Carolinians in order to help them prepare for retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - AARP North Carolina joined the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) this week to announce a long-term initiative to raise awareness and propose solutions to the challenges facing the state's 50-plus population in retirement. According Jody Holtzman, AARP Senior Vice ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan bird watchers say they are already seeing alterations in the populations and habitats of the state's birds, which they believe are tied to climate change. Photo credit: S. Baker, Straits Area Audubon Society

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's hunters, anglers, bird watchers and boaters say they are seeing firsthand how climate change is putting the state's outdoor legacy at risk, which is why many sportsmen and women are now raising their voices for climate action. A National Audubon Society study proj ...Read More

PHOTO: With the announcement that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S. has died, state health officials are preparing for if, or when, the deadly virus will appear locally. Photo credit: CDC Global/Flickr.

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BISMARCK, N.D. – With the announcement that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S. has died, state health officials are preparing for if – or when – the deadly virus will appear locally. Michelle Feist, an epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of He ...Read More

PHOTO: Expanding the Arapahoe Park gaming horse track to include gambling in Arapahoe County could impact existing casino towns like Central City. Photo courtesy: Central City, Colorado.

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AURORA, Colo. - Budgets are tight for Colorado schools, and Amendment 68 promises to raise up to $100 million through a K-12 Education Fund. On the ballot in next month's midterm election, Amendment 68 would raise the funds by expanding gambling in Arapahoe, Mesa and Pueblo counties, but many in th ...Read More

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