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Archive: December 18, 2015

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River is one of two that received protection as Wild and Scenic just a year ago. (Thomas O'Keefe)

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - At this time a year ago, Washington gained its newest wilderness acreage when President Obama signed a bill expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. For the town of Snoqualmie, one of the closest to the Alpine Lakes area, the wilderness addition has capped off a big year. Mon ...Read More

More than one-third of people who have been to a charitable food pantry in Oregon in 2015 say they've needed the assistance at least 12 times during the year. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. - One in five Oregonians faces a New Year in which he or she will rely on food from a food pantry or soup kitchen, according to a new survey. Oregon Food Bank this week released the results of a survey of people who receive food assistance. One important finding was that 36 percent o ...Read More

Empty houses are a target for thieves, and packages left sitting on porches are a sure sign nobody's home. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - While Hoosiers are busy making last-minute preparations to hit the road to visit friends and families for the holidays, it's important they not forget to "Grinch-proof" their homes. It's also the busiest time of the year for thieves, so don't let them know you won't be at home, said ...Read More

While Gunther, above, has a good home, some dogs in Kentucky aren't so lucky. According to a new report the state has the worst animal-protection laws in the nation. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Sen. Tom Buford, who for more than a decade has fought an uphill battle in the state Legislature to improve Kentucky's animal-protection laws, is not surprised that Kentucky ranks worst in the nation at protecting animals. The 2015 rankings by the Animal Legal Defense Fund place Ke ...Read More

A new report projects big declines in Pennsylvania's agricultural production if climate change continues. (Brenna Fitzpatrick/

PHILADELPHIA - A business group has released a report highlighting ways carbon pricing can be used to help meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan. The report, called "Carbon Pricing Works," was commissioned by Pennsylvania Businesses for a Healthy Climate and said that a market-based system can not ...Read More

New York lawmakers hope a multi-state prescription monitoring program will help the state combat its opioid abuse epidemic. (Bob Smith/

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - In an effort to further crack down on prescription drug abuse, New York is joining 39 other states in a massive prescription data-sharing network. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said pharmacists and prescribers can share information from their state's Prescription Monitoring Programs and e ...Read More

In 1984, the EPA declared almost 200 miles of the Hudson River a federal Superfund site.  (Juliancolton/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - If you broke it, you must fix it. That's the message environmentalists want the Environmental Protection Agency to send to General Electric. Five environmental groups have sent a petition to the EPA requesting a review of the effectiveness of the company's efforts to clean up tons of tox ...Read More

Health advocates say many Minnesotans don't have access to good foods. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many people are planning for their next big holiday meal, health advocates say about 900,000 Minnesotans don't have access to affordable and nutritious foods. To help, several groups are backing an initiative called the Good Food Access Fund. Lance Knuckles, community outreach ...Read More

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