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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Pro-coal demonstrators face off against anti-coal opponents in front of Oakland’s city hall before a special council meeting on the shipping and storage of coal Monday. (Aric Crabb / Associated Press)

Oakland City Council bans coal shipments

Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area.

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California’s vast groundwater supply remains elusive for now

SAN JOSE, Calif. – There’s a vast amount of untapped water in California, but whether it can make any difference for the drought-stricken state remains unclear. A new Stanford study indicates California’s groundwater supply is three times greater than previous estimates and could represent a potential “water windfall,” its authors say.

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40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine – In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson ...

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Missouri governor vetoes sweeping gun rights bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gun measure Monday that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived threats – a move that could set up a battle with the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Parting Shot — 7.29.16

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds baby cousins Evelyn Kate Keane, 6 months old, and Kellen Campbell, 3 months old, following his speech at the Gallogly Events Center at University ...



West Nile Virus found in Lake Roosevelt mosquitoes

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Quote from Dan Foster, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area superintendent: "We are working with the Washington Department of Health, our region, and national staff to understand the ...


Ups and Downs in Spokane

When traveling in a southerly direction, you can be said to be going down, right? That's certainly the way it looks if you stare at a map. But in Spokane, ...




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