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Archive: July 17, 2015

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River provides power to much of Southern California. Youth leaders from the group Nuestro Rio are working to save the river. Credit: Mike/morguefile

Instead of partying away the summer with friends, dozens of college kids from California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada are celebrating Latino Conservation week by preparing for a leadership summit next week in Denver. They're all part of a nonprofit called Nuestro Rio, which means "our river" in Sp ...Read More

Americorps volunteers shown here helping with the 2011 tornado that hit Joplin, would be impacted by proposed federal budget cuts. Courtesy: Mary Love

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Proposed cuts to federally supported volunteer programs would hit home for communities across Missouri, according to supporters of the programs. Wendy Spencer heads the Corporation for National and Community Service, which operates AmeriCorps, the Senior Corps and other commun ...Read More

PHOTO: Members of a dozen immigrant-rights groups launched a voter-registration drive that will rely on young people to convince Long Islanders in working-class and minority communities to register to vote. Photo credit: Steve McFarland

NEW YORK - A major voter-registration drive kicked off Thursday in Patchogue with the goal of registering 2,500 new voters in working-class, African-American and immigrant communities on Long Island. Fabian Torres, a movement-building organizer for Strong Youth Inc., is among the young people who ...Read More

PHOTO: The State Supreme Court will decide if Limited Liability Corporations (LLC) are individuals in terms of their campaign contribution limits. Photo courtesy of Brennan Center for Justice.

NEW YORK - Liberals and conservatives have joined in a lawsuit to close what both groups see as a gaping loophole in New York's state campaign finance rules. It's called the "LLC loophole," created in 1996 when the state Board of Elections decided that Limited Liability Companies should be treated ...Read More

Bike riders are getting used to a new law that took effect July 1 that instructs riders to ride as far to the right as is judged safe by the cyclist. Credit:

HARTFORD, Conn. - Summer is a peak time for bike riding, and cyclists all across the state are just now getting used to a new bike safety law that took effect this month. The state dropped a confusing word from a bike safety law, said Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut. The ...Read More

Gulf Coast voters still concerned about the impacts of Deepwater Horizon spill. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

AUSTIN, Texas - Voters along the Gulf Coast still are worried about the long-term impacts of the BP oil spill, and a majority want BP settlement money to pay for restoration and conservation projects, according to a new poll from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and The Nature Conser ...Read More

Caregivers helping people find options, and support. Credit: Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. A new report, "Valuing the Invaluable," gives some hard numbers on that care. Taking care of our loved ones is a proud ...Read More

The Northwest Energy Coalition is asking the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to take into account the expenses of coal plants in the region, not just the four-state area shown in red, in its new forecast document known as the Seventh Northwest Power and Conservation Plan. Courtesy: Northwest Energy Coalition.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Northwest Power and Conservation Plan guides many utility-related decisions in the Northwest and is updated every five years. The newest draft of what is known as the Seventh Plan is being called into question for not taking some important expenses into account in its forecast. ...Read More

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