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Archive: October 5, 2015

Some homeless teens

INDIANAPOLIS - Making varsity or finding a date for homecoming are the least of the problems faced by the more than 16,000 kids in Indiana without a place to call home. Data from the Indiana Department of Education shows homelessness among students in Indiana was 80 percent higher last school yea ...Read More

Nashville city leaders are considering solutions to their homeless problem, recently complicated by the closure of an unofficial homeless encampment at a city park. Credit: W. Connelly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There are more than 10,000 homeless people in Tennessee, and many live in the state's larger metropolitan areas such as Nashville. Recently, the city disbanded an unofficial homeless camp in a city park, but now leaders and members of the community are considering a unique ...Read More

Space heaters account for 25,000 fires and 300 deaths nationwide each year. Credit: Benchill/WikimediaCommons

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week children across Missouri will go through drills and create home safety plans as part of Fire Prevention Week, and as winter approaches, fire officials say there is an often-overlooked item in the home that can lead to disaster. Supplemental heating devices, or ...Read More

The Land and Conservation Fund helps protect the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Credit: Taximes/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Conservation groups are not giving up their fight to continue a program that supports some of Ohio, and the nation's most crowned jewels. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire last week, a fund that protects national parks and other lands, including the C ...Read More

Supporters vow to continue the fight for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Credit: Erin McDaniel via Wikimedia Commons

AUGUSTA, Maine – Last week, for the first time in 50 years, Congress did not reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Local supporters say the fund is down, but not out. Stephanie Clement, conservation director of the environmental group Friends of Acadia, calls the fund an impor ...Read More

Congress allowed funding the the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire. Courtesy: montonawildlife.org

HELENA, Mont. – Down but not out. That's how supporters in Montana size up the battle over the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has a major impact on outdoor recreation in state. Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, says the clock ran out on funding last ...Read More

Train loaded with coal. Credit: bsauter/iStock

BOISE, Idaho – Today is the last day to put in your two cents worth with the Public Utility Commission on when Idaho Power should retire its coal-fired power plants. The public comment period ends tonight on Idaho Power's latest 20-year plan, which it updates with the PUC every other year. ...Read More

Several looming Congressional budget battles could turn into shutdown standoffs. Graph by National Priorities Project

RICHMOND, Va. - A government shutdown has been delayed at least until December, but a number of budget fights remain. Shutdowns pose a significant threat to Virginia's economy, due to the many federal offices and employees. A temporary agreement over funds for Planned Parenthood delayed the shutdo ...Read More

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