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Archive: September 3, 2015

New federal regulations on pollution from surface mining, known as the Stream Protection Rule, are the focus of a public hearing tonight in Lexington. Credit: Vivian Stockman. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will hold a public hearing in Lexington tonight about a proposed rule to determine how water pollution from mining operations is tested, regulated, controlled and enforced. Teri Blanton, a member of the grassroo ...Read More

A new Texas law goes into effect this week guaranteeing county jail inmates at least two 20-minute in-person visits per week. Credit: Montian Noowong.

AUSTIN, Texas – A new law passed by the Texas State Legislature last session goes into effect this week, assuring county jail inmates of at least two 20-minute in-person visits per week. The legislation was introduced in response to a growing trend of replacing face-to-face visitation with vi ...Read More

Every dollar donated buys nine meals at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Courtesy: Food Bank of Northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. Getting enough food to eat is a daily battle for one in six Hoosiers, including more than 340,000 children. Today is Hunger Action Day, and hunger-relief groups in Indiana are shining a light on the problem of food ins ...Read More

A state investigation found Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania does not donate, buy or sell fetal tissue. Credit: Planned Parenthood.

YORK, Pa. – As abortion opponents threaten federal and state funding cuts, supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied at the organization's York Medical Center Thursday morning. The release of a video by an anti-abortion group, which allegedly shows Planned Parenthood officials at an unnamed lo ...Read More

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging drivers to make plans this Labor Day weekend, if celebrations include alcohol. Credit: dodgertonskillhause/

RALEIGH, N.C. – This Labor Day weekend, thousands of North Carolinians will imbibe a favorite alcoholic beverage while enjoying the long weekend with family and friends. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging people to make plans to make sure no one drives impaired, and to consider all the t ...Read More

Sustainable practices are both implemented and taught at Missouri State University, which now offers a minor in the field. Credit: MSU Office of Communications.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sustainability is more than just a trend or a buzzword – it's now a minor at Missouri State University, which joins a growing list of schools offering undergraduate coursework in the field. Jordan Schanda, the university's sustainability coordinator, says while many ...Read More

Should term limits be longer, or shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated altogether. Credit: Alexander Smith/Wikimedia Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Should term limits be longer? Shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated. Ohio state lawmakers can currently serve up to eight consecutive years in either the House or Senate, with no lifetime limit. Earlier this year, the Ohio Constitu ...Read More

According to OSHA, half of all construction workers killed on the job in 2013 were of Latino descent. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

NEW YORK – Advocates say an agreement between the Mexican consulate and city and federal agencies may help reduce the alarming number of fatalities among Mexican workers at construction sites. Studies have found that while Latinos make up only 7.7 percent of all construction workers, Latinos ...Read More

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