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Archive: July 15, 2015

Folks with asthma are among those who could benefit from the EPA's Clean Power Plan, say projections that predicts savings on health care and electricity costs. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

RICHMOND, Va. - The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants should save money for Virginia families, according to projections of electricity and health-care costs. By 2030, according to the nonprofit group Public Citizen, using less so-called ...Read More

The business aspect of recycling is subject to the ups and downs of the global marketplace, says the president of Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - National business publications sucha as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes recently have run articles saying recycling is in a crisis, but the president of Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin disputes that notion. Meleesa Johnson said there is no crisis, pointing out that the ar ...Read More

Red swamp crayfish, pictured here, recently were discovered near a popular fishing spot on Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County. Credit: Brome McCreary, U.S. Geological Survey.

LANSING, Mich. - Traps are being set and a criminal investigation is under way after invasive crayfish were found in a lake near Holland, Mich., where officials believe fishermen were using them for bait. Red swamp crayfish are native to the southeastern United States, but it's illegal to sell or p ...Read More

PHOTO: The Colorado School Experience is a new video project by Great Education Colorado. The group is asking people to make videos illustrating the effects of lean school budgets on students. Photo credit: AiClassEland/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Education advocates in Colorado are moving beyond policy briefs and fact sheets. "The Colorado School Experience," a new video project, is launching today. According to Great Education Colorado, the group spearheading the effort, if legislators and voters could see how budget cuts impact t ...Read More

PHOTO: Storms that have plowed through the Buckeye State this week have left some people with property damage. Insurance experts say it's an important reminder for homeowners to review their coverage. Photo courtesy of National Severe Storms Laboratory.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Strong winds, lightning and rain from recent storms have downed trees, broken windows and flooded basements in parts of Ohio. While some homeowners are left picking up the pieces, experts say others should find and examine their insurance policies. Ohio Insurance Institute presiden ...Read More

Congress needs time to understand how the historic agreement reached with Iran over its nuclear program will prevent that country from building an atomic weapon, says U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Courtesy: Office of Senator Tom Udall

SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is among those supporting the Obama administration's historic nuclear deal with Iran. But he's also calling for more time to understand how it will work to stop Iran from getting or building a nuclear weapon. "I urge Congress to study the agreement thoughtfully ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina ranks 42nd in the country when it comes to the health of its democracy, according to a report released this month by the Center for American Progress. Photo credit: jdurham/

RALEIGH, N.C. - Forget the honor roll - North Carolina isn't making the grade when it comes to the democratic process. That's the assessment of a national report by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "The Health of State Democracies" awarded the Tar Heel State an F for ballot a ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama is expected to discuss his plans for criminal justice reform at a visit to Oklahoma's El Reno Federal Correctional Institution on July 17. He'll be the first president to visit a prison while in office. Photo courtesy Federal Bureau of Prisons.

NEW YORK - President Obama on Thursday will become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. The visit is part of a major push for criminal justice reform that began earlier this week when the president commuted the sentences of 46 prisoners serving time for nonviolent crimes, including ...Read More

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