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Departing Kansas Gov. Colyer open to future run for office
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Departing Kansas Gov. Colyer open to future run for office

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Departing Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer isn’t ruling out a future run for public office but says he will be looking at opportunities...

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Piece of cake: Baked good settles issue with noisy neighbor
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Piece of cake: Baked good settles issue with noisy neighbor

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. (AP) - A woman from North Carolina was able to solve an issue with a noisy neighbor with three simple ingredients: ingenuity,...

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Some residents return to evacuated Sydney high-rise
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Some residents return to evacuated Sydney high-rise

SYDNEY (AP) - Some residents have been able to return to their apartments in a 36-story Sydney high-rise evacuated a day earlier when cracking was...

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Donor gives Greenbelt Land Trust 102-acre preserve
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Donor gives Greenbelt Land Trust 102-acre preserve

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An anonymous donor has given the Greenbelt Land Trust 102 acres of land known as the “Hundred Acre Woods Nature Preserve.” The...

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Analysis: An unsurprising proposal in the Airbnb debate
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Analysis: An unsurprising proposal in the Airbnb debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that link tourists looking for a place to stay in New Orleans with homeowners willing to accommodate for a price...

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Developer wants to convert Dubuque school into apartments
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Developer wants to convert Dubuque school into apartments

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A developer wants to convert a fire-damaged former school in Dubuque into apartments. The Telegraph Herald reports a Kansas...

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City Council approves zoning changes in NYC garment district
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City Council approves zoning changes in NYC garment district

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council has approved zoning changes in Manhattan’s garment district to allow more space to be used by a variety...

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Land in 7 counties acquired for wildlife management efforts
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Land in 7 counties acquired for wildlife management efforts

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - A nonprofit has bought nearly 19,000 acres of forest land in seven West Virginia counties aimed at increasing public...

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Toys R Us closure hits Toys for Tots hard
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Toys R Us closure hits Toys for Tots hard

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - When Toys R Us closed, Toys for Tots felt the loss. The toy giant’s decision to shutter its stores this year left some huge...

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Lawsuit: Eatery co-owned by golfer hasn't paid mortgage
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Lawsuit: Eatery co-owned by golfer hasn't paid mortgage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S. C. (AP) - A lawsuit charges that a South Carolina steakhouse co-owned by professional golfer Darren Clarke hasn’t paid more...

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Florida added 2.5 million residents in past 8 years
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Florida added 2.5 million residents in past 8 years

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Almost 2.5 million people have moved to Florida since the beginning of the decade. Figures released Wednesday by the U. S....

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Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores
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Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city’s...

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Residents report goat joining elk herd near Loveland
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Residents report goat joining elk herd near Loveland

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A domestic goat appears to have joined an elk herd near Loveland, amusing nearby residents and perplexing wildlife officials...

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President approves renaming post office after soldier
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President approves renaming post office after soldier

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law renaming a post office in a small Rhode Island community after a local...

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Alliant Energy Center plan calls for increased connectivity
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Alliant Energy Center plan calls for increased connectivity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Officials hope that a plan to redevelop an events center in Madison will help the campus better accommodate events and stay...

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Bill orders sale of land near lake to development group
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Bill orders sale of land near lake to development group

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A southwest Mississippi group will be able to buy some land around a reservoir following Congress’ passage this week of the...

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US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population
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US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal land managers have cleared the way for population control measures for the wild horses in the Onaqui Mountains...

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State plans to shift group-home residents to care facility
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State plans to shift group-home residents to care facility

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials plan to close five state-operated group homes on the campus of a state facility for developmentally disabled...

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Auditor Galloway will help investigate Attorney General
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Auditor Galloway will help investigate Attorney General

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has agreed to help the secretary of state’s office investigate whether Attorney General...

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Auction of offshore wind parcels draws record $405M in bids
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Auction of offshore wind parcels draws record $405M in bids

BOSTON (AP) - A lease auction of about 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for the development of offshore wind energy has drawn a record ...

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New economic development group to host Nebraska town halls
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New economic development group to host Nebraska town halls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new economic development group is hosting town hall events in Lincoln, Omaha and Norfolk to talk with businesses and the...

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Judge orders Council Bluffs to refund $230K to landlords
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Judge orders Council Bluffs to refund $230K to landlords

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A judge has ordered the city of Council Bluffs to refund more than $230,000 in fees to local landlords on grounds that...

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Audit finds minor issues with public defender division
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Audit finds minor issues with public defender division

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An audit of Montana’s newly reorganized Office of the State Public Defender has found a couple of issues, but the agency head...

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Business nonprofit to lay off 13, decide on its future
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Business nonprofit to lay off 13, decide on its future

BETHLEHEM, N. H. (AP) - A northern New Hampshire nonprofit that’s helped small businesses and artists for 25 years is ending employment for 13...

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University of Illinois to open second solar farm
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University of Illinois to open second solar farm

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Some professors at the University of Illinois have cautioned that 55 acres of land being set aside for the institution’s second...

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Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans
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Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening...

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Virginia residents protest proposed solar farm in Spotsylvania
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Virginia residents protest proposed solar farm in Spotsylvania

A group of Northern Virginia residents is protesting the proposed construction of a large solar farm in their rural community, saying the project...

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Watertown bookstore owners struggle to stay in business
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Watertown bookstore owners struggle to stay in business

WATERTOWN, S. D. (AP) - The book-selling business in Watertown is alive and … well, it’s alive, anyway. The city has two bookstores - DDR Books...

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Maine land grant program looks to preserve fishing access
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Maine land grant program looks to preserve fishing access

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The board that controls land preservation grants in Maine is asking for proposals that would help protect working waterfront...

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Access to water becomes key issue for mountain community
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Access to water becomes key issue for mountain community

NEW HOPE, Ala. (AP) - Residents of a small community in the northern Alabama mountains are hoping to get fresh drinking water. Al.com reports that...

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