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Rock Falls planners object to proposed community solar farm
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Rock Falls planners object to proposed community solar farm

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) - Planning officials in a northwestern Illinois community are opposing a proposed community solar farm just outside its city...

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More online retailers to start collecting Nebraska sales tax
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More online retailers to start collecting Nebraska sales tax

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - More online retailers are planning to collect Nebraska sales tax starting in 2019, so residents might see their totals rise a...

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New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City
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New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) - The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems. Sports...

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Smoke shop: Worker fired after anti-Trump rant at customer
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Smoke shop: Worker fired after anti-Trump rant at customer

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) - A store that sells smoking and vaping material in Georgia says it fired an employee after he yelled profanity at a customer...

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Nell Hill’s home store founder sells Kansas City business
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Nell Hill’s home store founder sells Kansas City business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The founder of Nell Hill’s home store is selling the business she started nearly four decades ago to a Kansas City couple....

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Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments
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Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) has announced key members of her staff as she prepares to take office next...

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New Kansas congresswoman to use predecessor’s office space
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New Kansas congresswoman to use predecessor’s office space

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Rep.-elect Sharice Davids plans to put a congressional office in the same suburban Kansas City space used by...

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Rogers encouraged by Kansas House’s rural development panel
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Rogers encouraged by Kansas House’s rural development panel

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Lieutenant Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers says he’s encouraged that the Kansas House has formed a new Rural Revitalization...

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Newbury completes purchase of mountain land
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Newbury completes purchase of mountain land

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town has completed its purchase of Tucker Mountain. More than a year ago, Newbury residents voted to spend $25,000 to...

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Westbrook, Maine, mill purchased by New Hampshire company
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Westbrook, Maine, mill purchased by New Hampshire company

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New Hampshire company with a history of reinventing shuttered mills has made a purchase in Westbrook, Maine. Chinburg...

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Trump signs bill to name Normal post office after soldier
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Trump signs bill to name Normal post office after soldier

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - The father of a U. S. Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan says it’s a “tremendous honor” to have a post office in the community...

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Holiday bread adds West Virginia twist to European tradition
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Holiday bread adds West Virginia twist to European tradition

HELVETIA, W. Va. (AP) - In the mountains of Randolph County, West Virginia, is the small Swiss-German town of Helvetia. This tiny, remote town is...

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Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores
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Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The 130-year old retailer set a deadline of Friday for...

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More tourists finding reasons to visit Hoosier state
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More tourists finding reasons to visit Hoosier state

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More people are finding reasons to visit the Hoosier state. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch says Friday in a release that Indiana’s...

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New Massachusetts law will tax, regulate short-term rentals
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New Massachusetts law will tax, regulate short-term rentals

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at taxing and regulating short-term rentals such as those offered...

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End of era: Family-owned retail chain closes
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End of era: Family-owned retail chain closes

FENNIMORE, Wis. (AP) - A family-owned variety store chain in southwestern Wisconsin is closing, marking the end of an era replaced by big box...

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Groups try to save historic tree from removal
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Groups try to save historic tree from removal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Environmentalists and residents are trying to stop developers from cutting down an estimated 300-year-old tree in Pennsylvania....

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Gov-elect nominates economic development chief
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Gov-elect nominates economic development chief

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills has tapped a state broadband official as her economic development chief. Mills...

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3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job
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3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver,...

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Government shutdown closes S. Indiana Forest Service offices
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Government shutdown closes S. Indiana Forest Service offices

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) - The partial federal government shutdown has closed U. S. Forest Service offices in southern Indiana and limited access to some...

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Developer buys historic mill for $5.1 million
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Developer buys historic mill for $5.1 million

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New Hampshire developer has purchased a historic Maine mill for $5.1 million. The Portland Press Herald reported...

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Warren mayor releases details of development project
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Warren mayor releases details of development project

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - Some details have been released on a $170 million public-private project that is expected to help create a downtown in Warren....

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South Carolina editorial roundup
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South Carolina editorial roundup

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg on the importance of communication, framed by how the city has served as a litmus test for community and race...

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Edmunds: How much car can you get for $399 a month? Plenty
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Edmunds: How much car can you get for $399 a month? Plenty

The average monthly payment for a new car is hovering around $530, according to the most recent Experian auto finance report. The average lease...

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Neighbor performs CPR on boy who fell into swimming pool
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Neighbor performs CPR on boy who fell into swimming pool

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials in Orlando say a neighbor resuscitated a 1-year-old boy who was pulled from a backyard swimming pool. Orlando...

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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
News 5 months ago
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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