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Archive: May 1, 2014

PHOTO:  2013 was the safest on Kentucky's highways in 64 years but a trauma surgeon says many drivers still don't embrace the need to buckle up. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky's highway death toll reached a 64-year low in 2013, but safety experts say warnings to "buckle up" and "wear your helmet" are still not resonating with many Kentuckians. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says there were 638 fatalities last year. Dr. Andrew Ber ...Read More

Photo: Coal ash residue is visable along the banks of the Dan River, the site of the February spill in Eden, N.C. Courtesy: Waterkeeper Alliance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – State officials say power bills in North Carolina could go up as much as $20 a month and the increase would have nothing to do with power usage. Instead, it would foot the bill for the $10 billion cleanup of Duke Energy's North Carolina coal ash ponds, if that is what the st ...Read More

PHOTO: Citizenship Days are held across the country, with volunteers on hand to help people navigate the naturalization process to become U.S. citizens. Photo courtesy OneAmerica.

SALEM, Ore. – Today's May Day march and rally in Salem is more proof of the common ground between Oregon's immigrant communities and labor unions. The AFL-CIO has joined with the National Partnership for New Americans to see that prospective new citizens also learn to fully exercise their ne ...Read More

PHOTO: Bangor is ranked as one of the cleanest cities for air pollution in the country in a new analysis by the American Lung Association. Portland received a poorer grade. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

PORTLAND, Maine – The news for Maine is both good and bad in the latest State of the Air report released by the American Lung Association. The figures are the most current quality-assured nationwide data on levels of ozone and particle pollution. Bangor ranked among the four cleanest citie ...Read More

PHOTO: The Clark County School District is being sued by the ACLU of Nevada over allegations that it didn't do enough to stop the bullying of two sixth grade students. Photo courtesy Iowa Senate Democrats.

LAS VEGAS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is suing the Clark County School District and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission over allegations it did not do enough to help two sixth grade students who were being bullied. Tod Story, executive director at the ACLU of Nevada, says t ...Read More

PHOTO: An energy conservation advocacy group is giving Utah a B+ for new policies that promote electric vehicle use. Photo courtesy NASA.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah lawmakers are scoring good grades with an energy conservation group for enacting laws and policies that benefit electric vehicle use. Will Toor, transportation program director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, says his organization recently gave Utah a B-plus ...Read More

PHOTO: A Queens real estate agency advertising property for sale in Colombia. Colombian immigrants in New York and other states are finding their dream of owning a home is out of reach after 20 or 30 years of working in America, and are heading back to retire in Latin America. Photo courtesy Feet in 2 Worlds.

NEW YORK – Some long-held notions about immigrants in the U.S. are being turned on their head, as more Colombian immigrants in New York and other states, unable to afford buying homes post-recession, are heading back home to retire. According to a report by the immigrant advocacy group Feet ...Read More

PHOTO: Companies that promise to save customers money on their electric bills -- and often wind up costing them more -- are not getting the scrutiny and regulation needed from the Connecticut Legislature, according to consumer advocates who are calling on the House to strengthen a regulation measure. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Companies that promise to save customers money on their electric bills – and often wind up costing them more – are not getting the scrutiny and regulation needed from the Connecticut Legislature, according to consumer advocates. An effort at curbing some of the ...Read More

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