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Archive: February 25, 2014

PHOTO: Would Oregonians save more money if they had a chance to win prizes for doing it? Four states allow prize-linked savings and others are considering it. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

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SALEM, Ore. - It's "America Saves Week," but one in four Oregonians does not have enough cash savings to weather a job loss, injury or other major setback. Some think they might save more if they had some incentive - say, the ability to win a prize. A bill (HB 4079) in the Oregon Legislature would ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah lawmakers are showing support for a bill that would raise the state's legal smoking age to 21. Photo courtesy of the CDC.

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SALT LAKE CITY - The legal age for using tobacco in Utah could become the highest in the nation if a bill moving through the state Legislature is approved. State Sen. Stuart Reid is sponsoring Senate Bill 12, which would increase the legal age for smoking from 19 to 21. Reid said the Legislature i ...Read More

PHOTO: State wildlife officials are concerned about a potentially deadly pneumonia strain turning up in Nevada's desert bighorn sheep. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada's prosperous population of desert bighorn sheep is facing a potentially deadly health threat. Doug Nielsen, regional conservation education supervisor, Nevada Department of Wildlife, said animals that populate several mountain ranges in southern Nevada have tested positive f ...Read More

According to a new poll, West Virginians now strongly favor tougher protections for air and water. GRAPH from the Hart Research Associates poll.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Three quarters of West Virginians said the state has not done enough to protect air and water, according to a poll taken after the Freedom chemical spill. The poll was commissioned by the Sierra Club and conducted by nonpartisan Hart Research Associates. Jay Campbell, senior vi ...Read More

PHOTO: How to better support Minnesota's nearly 700,000 family caregivers is among the issues to be debated during the 2014 Legislature, which opens in St. Paul today. Photo credit: Teresa Boardman

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The gavel comes down today to open the 2014 legislative session and, while the agenda is full, one focus will be on Minnesota's ever-growing population of unpaid family caregivers. There are almost 700,000 people in the state now providing care for family or friends, and AARP Minne ...Read More

PHOTO: $1.4 million is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Some of the funding goes to schools. Photo courtesy of CBT.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than a million dollars is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, for projects aimed at improving the waters of the Bay. Grants totaling $1.4 million have been awarded to more than 100 nonprofits, municipalities and schools. According to Chesapeake Bay ...Read More

PHOTO: The Idaho House is expected to vote on the so-called

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BOISE, Idaho - It's expected the Idaho House will vote on the so-called "ag-gag" bill this week. Much attention has been focused on animal abuse at an Idaho dairy and how secret recordings can hurt agricultural operations. However, Courtney Washburn, community conservation director, Idaho Conserva ...Read More

PHOTO: This month, Connecticut became the 15th state to allow residents to register to vote online. Photo credit: @mlcliff

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Don't wait until the summer, when you may be on vacation and miss the deadline. Thanks to a new change in state law, Connecticut residents can now register online to vote. For those who want to cast a ballot in the primary election for this year's governor's race, there's still ple ...Read More

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