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Liz Weston: The mental health risks of retiring

Jan. 24, 2022 08:11 AM EST

The late Pamela Hixon of Leipsic, Ohio, was eager to retire from her job running a hospice agency. Soon after she quit, however, Hixon spiraled into depression and anxiety. She sought help from counselors and her pastor, but it wasn’t enough. Six months after retiring, she took her own life. ...

Candidates sought for New England fishery council vacancy

Jan. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy for the state on the New England Fishery Management Council. The council is one of eight regional councils in the United States. It's charged with conserving and managing fishery resources off the...

Police disperse Bedouin protesters in southern Israel

Jan. 13, 2022 11:59 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Bedouin Arabs protesting a tree-planting campaign they say is aimed at pushing them off disputed land. It was the third consecutive day of demonstrations by Bedouin...

Vets in Poland hope antibiotics will save brown bear cub

Jan. 11, 2022 17:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A veterinarian said Tuesday that a brown bear cub found exhausted in snowy woods in southeastern Poland has been diagnosed with a disease that will be treated with antibiotics. The young male named Ada has been diagnosed with anaplasmosis, a dangerous disease...

California budget confronts climate change, homeless, crime

Jan. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a $286.4 billion budget that sets off months of budget talks with his fellow Democrats, who control the state Legislature, before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Newsom focused much of his budget proposal...

Forest service burning debris in Black Hills

Jan. 07, 2022 17:06 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has started burning piles of forest debris in the Black Hills. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that workers plan to burn the debris for the next several weeks. Drivers on Interstate 90 could see heavy smoke near the Spearfish...

Youngkin rolls out more cabinet members, key staffers

Jan. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin is continuing to build out his cabinet and staff with a mix of experienced professionals from both the government and private sector ahead of his Jan. 15 inauguration. The political newcomer announced a handful of...

Maine state parks have record attendance for 2nd year in row

Dec. 25, 2021 12:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state parks had a record number of visitors this year for a second year in a row. The Portland Press Herald reports that Maine’s 42 state parks and historic sites had more than 3.2 million visitors through November, according to Jim Britt, spokesman...

New Mexico county concerned about forest proposal

Dec. 25, 2021 11:35 AM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Otero County commissioners have approved a resolution voicing opposition to a proposed plan that will guide forest management practices for the 1.1 million-acre Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico for the next 10 to 15 years. The commissioners...

Kansas Forest Service revises acreage burned in wildfires

Dec. 22, 2021 08:38 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Forest Service has revised down the number of acres burned in last week's wildfires. The agency posted on Facebook Tuesday that around 163,000 acres burned on Dec. 15, not the 400,000 that was first estimated. The Forest Service released a map showing...