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Archive: March 31, 2014

PHOTO: Indiana University research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS - There appears to be some confusion about when it comes to water conservation and how best to do it, as a new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. According to study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at Indiana University ...Read More

PHOTO: There will be another major push for legislation in 2015 to reform the payday loan industry in Texas. Photo credit: A McLin.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the tax deadline approaches, those who have to pay in but don't have the money may think a payday loan is a good option, but for many it can lead to a deep cycle of debt. According to the payday industry, it fills a need for those who have cash emergencies, but Dallas City Council ...Read More

PHOTO: About 7,000 Wyomingites have enrolled for coverage in the health-insurance Marketplace, and today is the final day to sign up, for most folks. Credit: FDA.gov

CASPER, Wyo. - Today is the deadline for most eligible Wyomingites to begin their sign-up for coverage in the health-insurance marketplace, www.HealthCare.gov. About 7,000 already have enrolled. Jan Cartwright, director of health policy, Wyoming Primary Care Association, said Navigators will be sta ...Read More

PHOTO: They're not exactly out in the fields, but more and more Minnesotans are taking ownership in farming through community supported agriculture. Photo courtesy of thebittenword.com.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - What started as little more than a seed of an idea some 20 years ago is really coming to fruition in Minnesota with the growing popularity of community-supported agriculture. According to Brian Devore, communication director for the Land Stewardship Project, CSA projects allow cons ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah is spending millions of dollars promoting the state's

SALT LAKE CITY - The state of Utah is spending millions of dollars promoting its "Mighty 5" national parks in the western United States. Vicki Varela, managing director, Utah Office of Tourism, said her agency is funding the month-long television and online "Mighty 5" advertising campaign in Denver, ...Read More

Photo: High school senior Jaime Leon Riva is in custody, facing deportation to El Salvador. Courtesy: American Friends Service Committee

AURORA, Colo. - This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations. Family and friends of Jaime Leon Riva, a high school senior from Dillon, Colo., hope help comes in time for him. The El Salvador-bo ...Read More

PHOTO: The state House is in recess, but a stark choice faces lawmakers who want to put a plug in the flow of so-called

CONCORD, N.H. - The state House of Representatives is in recess, but members who are trying to curb the flow of so-called "dark money" into the Granite State are pondering some difficult options. Some legislators, such as Rep. Bob Perry, want to put a plug in the flow of outside money. They face a s ...Read More

NEW YORK - It's a seldom-used tactic and a long shot, but supporters of comprehensive immigration reform say a discharge petition is the best weapon they have left - and the support of New York lawmakers could be key. It's a big number: 218 House members have to sign on for the discharge petition to ...Read More

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