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Archive: February 17, 2015

PHOTO: Illinois has made a major advancement in an annual state list of employment in the solar industry. According to The Solar foundation, Illinois added 1,700 solar jobs in 2014, jumping from 20th to 12th nationally. Photo credit: Scott Liddell/Morguefile.

CHICAGO - The sun is shining on solar power in Illinois. A new report ranks the state 12th nationally for the number of people employed in the solar industry, up from 20th in 2013. According to The Solar Foundation, 1,700 solar jobs were added last year, bringing the total to 3,800 in Illinois. Br ...Read More

PHOTO: The North Carolina Justice Center says 60 percent of projects funded by the Job Development Investment Grant (J-DIG) Program have failed to deliver the jobs they promised. Photo credit: Innov8Social/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - A bill is expected in the State Assembly as early as this week for a new jobs plan at the urging of Governor Pat McCrory. However, the bill comes on the heels of a new report from the North Carolina Justice Center that indicates 60 percent of job projects under the Job Development I ...Read More

PHOTO: In Indiana, 22 percent of children live in poverty, according to the 2015 Kids Count Data Book compiled by the Indiana Youth Institute. Photo credit: Tamckile/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Poverty is among the biggest challenges faced by children in Indiana, according to the results of an annual Indiana Youth Institute summary. Although the economy is rebounding from the recession, the 2015 Kids Count Data Book finds 22 percent of children in the state are living in po ...Read More

PHOTO: Northwest Floridians may soon get some of their power supply from wind farms in Oklahoma. Photo courtesy: Christopher Neel/U.S. Geological Survey.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - You've heard of "Inherit the Wind," but what about importing wind? Gulf Power of Pensacola is hoping to harness the power of wind for Florida by importing it from Oklahoma. The utility company is seeking permission from the Florida Public Service Commission to purchase the wind e ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmentalists say the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil in Montgomery, West Virginia, highlights the threats to drinking water and public safety from the transportation of oil and other chemicals by rail. Photo credit: The office of Governor Earl Ray Tomlin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The derailment and massive explosion of a crude oil tanker train highlights threats to drinking water, as well as concerns about shipping crude oil and chemicals, advocates say. The train derailment in Fayette County on Monday forced American West Virginia Water to suspend tap w ...Read More

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