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Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station
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Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on...

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Dutchess joins handful of NY counties banning plastic bags
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Dutchess joins handful of NY counties banning plastic bags

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. (AP) - Dutchess County has joined a handful of New York counties banning or requiring fees for single-use plastic bags. The...

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Oldest bait shop in Indianapolis closing after 67 years
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Oldest bait shop in Indianapolis closing after 67 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Surrounded on three sides by large reservoirs and bisected by a major river, Indianapolis has a lot of places to fish, meaning...

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Consumer Protection warns businesses of holiday scammers
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Consumer Protection warns businesses of holiday scammers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection is urging businesses to verify whether charities are legitimate before...

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Soldotna residents adjust to new plastic bag ban
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Soldotna residents adjust to new plastic bag ban

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Soldotna residents have had a month to adjust to a new ban on single-use plastic bags. The Peninsula Clarion reports that...

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Minnesota nonprofit connects seniors to groceries
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Minnesota nonprofit connects seniors to groceries

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) - Betty Allen, 91, has vivid memories of what it took to put food on the table during the Great Depression. She grew up in a...

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MLS commissioner wants to become more of ‘selling league’
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MLS commissioner wants to become more of ‘selling league’

ATLANTA (AP) - The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address...

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Brown’s budget outlines her rural agenda
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Brown’s budget outlines her rural agenda

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget includes more than $247 million for rural infrastructure projects in Oregon and other...

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Internet connections remain hard to come by for rural Nevada
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Internet connections remain hard to come by for rural Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Like oxygen, the internet is both vital and easy to take for granted. Big city Nevadans - that’s us - are sitting pretty with easy...

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North America’s largest cross in Missouri to open to public
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North America’s largest cross in Missouri to open to public

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Kerry Brown tells me that it was his father who years ago had the idea of building a giant cross in Walnut Shade, north of...

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New food and beverage incubator opens in East Garfield Park
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New food and beverage incubator opens in East Garfield Park

CHICAGO (AP) - A $34 million food and beverage incubator has opened in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, neighborhood...

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Opponent challenges supermarket project in lawsuit
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Opponent challenges supermarket project in lawsuit

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A company based in a low-income apartment building is attempting to halt a new supermarket development in Maine. Westbrook...

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Meagher County officials decline opposing land purchase
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Meagher County officials decline opposing land purchase

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Meagher County commissioners say they won’t oppose a proposal to purchase central Montana land and place it under public...

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San Jose City Council approves sale of city land to Google
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San Jose City Council approves sale of city land to Google

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose City Council has unanimously approved the sale of more than $100 million in city-owned land to the tech giant...

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Mississippi Medicaid increasing doctors’ office visits
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Mississippi Medicaid increasing doctors’ office visits

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s Medicaid program will soon start covering more doctors’ office visits for its recipients. Starting Jan. 1, most...

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African American woman makes history as county clerk
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African American woman makes history as county clerk

CHICAGO (AP) - An African American woman is taking a post with Cook County that’s never been held by an African American or a woman. In a news...

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Salvation Army kettles collect gold coins in Chicago area
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Salvation Army kettles collect gold coins in Chicago area

CHICAGO (AP) - The Salvation Army says it already has collected several gold coins in the Chicago area. The Salvation Army said in a statement that...

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Audit finds oversight problems in Community Centered Boards
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Audit finds oversight problems in Community Centered Boards

DENVER (AP) - A state audit has found a number of oversight problems in Colorado’s care of intellectually and developmentally disabled people,...

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Maine closes some state offices for George H.W. Bush funeral
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Maine closes some state offices for George H.W. Bush funeral

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s governor has declared certain state government agencies and offices will close in honor of former President George H....

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Rapid City parents volunteer in disabilities program for son
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Rapid City parents volunteer in disabilities program for son

RAPID CITY, S. D. (AP) - Bianca Boll will readily admit it. She has an innate inability to say “no” to a worthy cause. “I have a lot of trouble...

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Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting
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Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still...

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Bridgeport moves to vacate troubled public housing project
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Bridgeport moves to vacate troubled public housing project

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The mayor of Bridgeport says he wants to tear down a public housing project known for recurring violence and damaged...

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Congress approves measure to name post office after soldier
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Congress approves measure to name post office after soldier

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) - Congress has approved a measure to name the post office in a small Rhode Island community after a native son who died in...

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1st Lego store in state opening in South Carolina mall
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1st Lego store in state opening in South Carolina mall

GREENVILLE, S. C. (AP) - South Carolina is getting its first Lego store. The new store opened Friday at Haywood Mall in Greenville, near the center...

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Online retailer planning 1,000 jobs in coastal Georgia
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Online retailer planning 1,000 jobs in coastal Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An online retailer of furniture and home decor says it plans to bring 1,000 jobs to coastal Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal’s office...

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Does a religious community need a building to flourish?
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Does a religious community need a building to flourish?

WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades, changes in American religious behavior and the District’s demographics spurred a slow emptying of city houses of...

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Ted Turner purchases more grazing land in Nebraska
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Ted Turner purchases more grazing land in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A decade ago, billionaire bison rancher Ted Turner said his appetite for buying more grazing land in Nebraska was likely...

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Big Island plans reopening of beach park with lava viewing
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Big Island plans reopening of beach park with lava viewing

HONOLULU (AP) - People could soon have access to see the aftermath of the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island after a beach park reopens....

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Today's Santa pix: Rent Santa's lap, use your own camera
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Today's Santa pix: Rent Santa's lap, use your own camera

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A south Louisiana fundraiser is renting Santa’s lap instead of selling photos of kids with the jolly old elf. The Courier reports...

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Former congressman joining Ivey administration
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Former congressman joining Ivey administration

Ivey announced Friday that Bonner will serve as her senior adviser. Bonner represented south Alabama’s 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2013...

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