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Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the...

Ready for change: Couples go all in on small-town life

Jan. 10, 2022 01:06 AM EST

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Katrina and James Ball were living and working in the Cayman Islands when the coronavirus pandemic hit. They packed their bags and flew to Minnesota with two young children, heading to Battle Lake, a small town in west-central Minnesota where Katrina’s...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Climate change rally ends at Biden’s Wilmington home

Jan. 09, 2022 09:06 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At least 40 climate activists assembled outside President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home on Saturday afternoon. The movement, called Occupy Biden, has been camped out round the clock at 909 Centre Road since Christmas Day and ended their week-long occupation with a rally...

Airport a perfect fit for deputy director’s love of flight

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It started with the “Spirit of St. Louis.” No, not that one. This “Spirit of St. Louis” was a B-2 bomber at an airshow. It was very impressive, especially to a young child. It didn’t hurt that the child’s uncle was the pilot, and...

New food truck park opens for lunch in Terrebonne Parish

Jan. 09, 2022 00:02 AM EST

GRAY, La. (AP) — There’s a new food truck park in town. 985 Eats Food Truck Park is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 302 Trinity Lane in Gray, off La. 24 northbound near U.S. 90. It’s not far from the UPS building and the Terrebonne Animal Shelter. Park...

Hundreds line up for free butter from Wyoming truck wreck

Jan. 08, 2022 10:14 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Free 55-pound blocks of butter available at 6708 Zero Road, Casper, Wyoming, said the post. 4 p.m. Take as much as you want. No further explanation needed. On The Hook Towing became the unexpected proprietor of hundreds of enormous butter cubes...

Conagra, Humana fall; Stitch Fix, Lamb Weston rise

Jan. 06, 2022 16:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Conagra Brands Inc., down 62 cents to $33.53. The maker of Chef Boyardee and other packaged foods reported disappointing fiscal second-quarter profits. Vocera...

Man free after 37 years due to 'sex for lies' false witness

Jan. 04, 2022 20:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man was freed from prison Tuesday after 37 years in a case marred by detectives who allegedly offered a witness sex and drugs at police headquarters in 1983 in exchange for false testimony. The trial witness was charged with perjury just days...

Farmers help Wisconsin students fill in food supply gaps

Jan. 03, 2022 01:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School districts across the state are reporting problems getting the foods they need to make student meals. Some Wisconsin farmers see the supply chain problems as an opportunity to show food service directors the benefits of buying locally produced foods. Kat...