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Trump buries the hatchet with former rival Ted Cruz. Also on the Tuesday rundown: New Mexico voters face a tough choice over diversifying the state's economy; and Florida’s environmental concerns prompt a new institute to inform the public.

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Archive: December 28, 2015

Cathy Becker of Grove City joined the Sierra Club at the UN Climate Conference. (Earth to Paris)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohoans were on hand this month in Paris as global leaders mapped out a blueprint for the future to reduce the damaging impacts of climate change. Cathy Becker of Grove City was a member of the Sierra Club delegation at the U.N. Climate Change Conference. After her time spent a ...Read More

Paid family leave can help working adults care for their aging parents. (Ahmet Demirel/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Advocates and caregivers are calling on the state to pass legislation that would allow New Yorkers to take paid time off from work to care for family members. A bill to extend the state's temporary disability insurance program to include paid family leave has passed the Assembly, but ...Read More

Tax fraud is costing more than $5 billion per year, according to the latest  numbers, but consumer experts say you can resolve to beat these scammers to the punch by filing your IRS return early in 2016. (kenteegardin via flckr)

CONCORD, N.H. - It's the time of year for resolutions and Granite Staters can resolve now to beat scammers to their IRS refund check in 2016 by taking a few easy steps. The latest General Accounting Office numbers identify tax fraud as a major problem, with the IRS paying out $5.8 billion in fraudul ...Read More

A petcoke ship docked on Chicago's southeast side. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

INDIANAPOLIS - Tons of oil-refining waste known as petcoke is on the move from Indiana across the country, and the Natural Resources Defense Council is watching. The group worked with people who live along the Calumet River in South Chicago, Ill., to keep a BP facility in Whiting, Ind., from dumping ...Read More

Virginia conservationists say Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine may have cast the deciding votes in a favor of protecting U.S. wetlands. (Wetlands Watch)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia conservationists are thanking Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner for crucial votes to protect wetlands. Real estate developers, mining companies and some farm groups have been pressing Congress to stop an Environmental Protection Agency decision defining the Waters of the U. ...Read More

A scorecard assembled by investor groups faults gas producers for secrecy about fracking risks. (Disclosing The Facts)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Companies fracking for gas do a poor job of informing the public, according to investor groups. Their just-released scorecard faults Chesapeake Energy for secrecy. The third annual "Disclosing The Facts" scorecard graded the largest gas producers on disclosure in areas such as w ...Read More

A new report shows spending on tobacco prevention in Kentucky is tiny compared with what the tobacco companies spend on marketing their products in the state. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is spending $2.5 million this year on tobacco prevention, 36th in the nation, according to a new report. But, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reveals tobacco companies are blowing that effort away spending an estimated $292.8 million on marketing their products in the st ...Read More

A bill coming again to the 2016 New Mexico Legislature would require unlicensed gun dealers to perform background checks before selling firearms at gun shows. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Unlicensed gun dealers would be required to perform background checks before selling firearms at gun shows in a bill pending in the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, said it would close what he called a "dangerous ...Read More

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