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New rules should speed large-scale clean-energy projects in NY; Texas' Gov. Abbott tries to shift COVID blame to release of "immigrants."


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A marathon Senate session begins to pass COVID relief; Sanders plans a $15 minimum wage amendment; and work continues to approve Biden's cabinet choices.

Archive: June 6, 2018

Michigan is one of only five states that require 17-year-olds be tried as adults. (Pixabay)

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LANSING, Mich. - Seventeen-year-olds in Michigan can't vote, can't serve in the military or buy a pack of cigarettes. Yet under current law they can be treated as a criminal. Proposed legislation at the statehouse would raise the age of juvenile-court jurisdiction to 18, which would align Michigan w ...Read More

In a modern energy market where clean energy is cheaper, coal and nuclear power plants strapped with high operating costs are becoming obsolete. (Pixabay)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental groups in Ohio say a proposed plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants is a raw deal for consumers. The White House is considering an order that would force grid operators to purchase electric power from struggling coal and nuclear plants. Neil Waggoner, Ohio ...Read More

Phoenix Police report the city has seen 40 pedestrian deaths so far in 2018, on track to surpass the 56 pedestrian deaths recorded in all of 2017. (Casey Fiesler/Flickr)

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PHOENIX - Arizona has a long reputation as a popular state for retirement, and as the Baby Boomer generation ages and people live longer, the state is likely to see more residents who don't drive. Their advocates say it's important that the state do more to consider the safety of older pedestrians. ...Read More

Washington state anti-discrimination laws remain intact despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to side with a Colorado bakery owner this week for refusing to serve a same-sex couple. (Davis Staedtler/Flickr)

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SEATTLE - After siding with a Colorado bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will look at a petition for a similar case from Washington state on Thursday. Although the court ruled 7-2 in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the decision was narrowly fo ...Read More

New Mexico is the second-largest state recipient of energy-related mineral royalties, after Wyoming. (nature.org)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Royalty Policy Committee meets in Albuquerque today. While it isn't a household name, the RPC was rechartered by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke after the Trump administration made increased production of domestic oil, gas and coal the centerpiece of its energy policy. Wh ...Read More

The FTC has filed lawsuits against more than 600 companies and people behind illegal robocalls and violations of the Do Not Call list. (Pixabay)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - If you receive a telephone message saying your Social Security benefits are at risk, consumer advocates say don't be alarmed; it's likely the newest twist on robocall scams. Heather Clary, director of communications for the Better Business Bureau serving Central and Eastern Kentuck ...Read More

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BOSTON - With the state Senate poised to take up a bill to allow removal of firearms from people considered a danger to themselves and others, new research shows such laws reduce suicides. The so-called "Red Flag" bill would allow a relative or someone with close ties to a legal gun owner to petiti ...Read More

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are used on animals raised for food production. (Seeding Sovereignty.org)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The amount of antibiotics used to keep pigs from getting sick now rivals the amount consumed by humans - without evidence the pigs are getting healthier, according to a report released today. The Natural Resources Defense Council report is an in-depth look at antibiotics in the p ...Read More

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