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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: March 7, 2014

PHOTO: State Sen. Christine Kaufmann, D-Helena, was one of dozens testifying Thursday night at a

HELENA, Mont. – Montana didn't make the list for Environmental Protection Agency public hearings on carbon pollution limits for new power plants. So several environmental groups held a people's hearing in Helena Thursday night. Anyone could take the podium or submit written comments. Hele ...Read More

PHOTO: The impact of climate change on cold-water fisheries in Montana will be discussed today at the Montana Conservation Voters annual meeting in Helena. CREDIT: mt.gov

HELENA, Mont. – Cold water is valuable to Montana. Cold-water fisheries in the Livingston region are worth upwards of $90 million a year in tourism money. But not all rivers have been open in recent years because of warming waters. That's one impact of climate change being discussed toda ...Read More

PHOTO: Students from Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis produced a video for the American Friends Service Committee's annual contest in which they explain their vision for federal budget priorities. Image courtesy of AFSC.

ST. LOUIS – Students at one Missouri high school hope a video they produced will give lawmakers a lesson on how the students’ priorities line up with those of the federal budget. Rashaid Warren, a senior at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis, says he was shocked to find ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon now has 64 wolves, but the species' recovery may be at risk, in part because of the wolf management policies of neighboring Idaho. Photo credit: Karen and John Hollingsworth for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

SALEM, Ore. – Today in Salem, the topic is the state of the gray wolf population in Oregon. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission hears the annual wolf management figures for 2013. And commissioners will learn that the state's wolf population has grown slightly, and there weren't many run- ...Read More

Photo: Suffolk County  P.O. Damon Barney utilizing a dual handset language line phone for interpretation exchange. Just one of the measure both police and immigrant advocates see as progress. Credit: Suffolk County P.D.<br />

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Both the Suffolk County Police Department and local immigrant advocates say progress is being made after the first of a series of Department of Justice mandated community outreach meetings. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the advocacy group Long Island Wi ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Minnesota high school students now are taking a lead role in getting local produce onto the lunch menu as part of the new Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum. Photo credit: USDA

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A unique twist on the Farm to School program in Minnesota now has students taking a lead role in getting fresh and local produce out of the fields and onto the menu. Farm to School has been in place for about five years at Morris Area High School. That's where agriculture ...Read More

PHOTO: Facebook will now allow users to flag posts they suspect violate its new policy regarding the sale of guns, alcohol, drugs or adult products. Image courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The social media gun show has new rules, and one group of Michigan moms is pleased with the changes. Facebook is cracking down on the sale of guns, blocking minors from seeing those posts and deleting those that don't require a background check or cross state lines. Li ...Read More

PHOTO: Zink's Waterfall Ranch, in the heart of the Hermosa Creek Water Shed. Courtesy: Zink.

WASHINGTON – Colorado's Hermosa Creek Watershed is thousands of miles from Washington, but Thursday Colorado leaders, ranchers and business people were on Capitol Hill to explain its importance to the region's water supply. Congress is considering legislation that would protect the more than ...Read More

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