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Des Moines water utility improves nitrate removal process

Apr. 22, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines area water utility says construction and testing are complete on a $2.5 million system that will enable it to treat nitrate removed during it purification process rather than dump the material back into the Raccoon River. Des Moines Water Works announced Monday it had...

3-year-old girl dead being pulled from pool in Queen Creek

Apr. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old girl has died after being pulled from a pool at a Queen Creek home. The Sheriff's Office says deputies were first on the scene Friday night and performed life-saving measures until paramedics and firefighters arrived and took...

Group urges federal action to protect Oregon river fish

Apr. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The federal government should take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette River, according to a national conservation group. American Rivers named the Willamette in northwest Oregon to its annual list of "America's Most Endangered Rivers," released Tuesday, The Corvallis...

The Latest: Getting aid to flood victims is priority

Apr. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area senators. The bureaucratic...

Flooding affects some eastern Oregon residents

Apr. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Officials in a small eastern Oregon city have declared an emergency as its mayor says three or four homes are surrounded by water. The East Oregonian reported on Monday that Ukiah Mayor Clint Barber says no residences have been hit with damage and the worst local businesses...

Crews begin drilling well to test carbon dioxide storage

Apr. 15, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have started drilling a 10,200-foot (3,109-meter) well so University of Wyoming researchers can test the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide underneath the top U.S. coal-mining state. The Gillette News Record reported Sunday that researchers aim to demonstrate that more than...

Road near New River Gorge Bridge in W.Va. to undergo repairs

Apr. 15, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — A road construction project will cause delays for some visitors to the New River Gorge National River in southern West Virginia. The National Park Service says in a news release the project is set to start Monday along Fayette Station Road next to the New River Gorge Bridge. The road...

Editorials from around Ohio

Apr. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ The Toledo Blade, April 8 Exploring the opening of passenger rail service between Toledo and Detroit and Ann Arbor is a valuable exercise, as is shown by the recent remarks of a consultant hired by the Toledo Metropolitan...

Indiana park added to National Register of Historic Places

Apr. 7, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

MARSHALL, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana's Turkey Run State Park has been added to the National Register of Historic Places more than a century after it opened. The park near Marshall, Indiana, boasts scenic views of Sugar Creek, which meanders along sandstone cliffs and outcroppings and is traversed by a...

Congressmen to celebrate new law protecting scenic rivers

Apr. 6, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of Congress from Rhode Island and Connecticut are celebrating the signing of federal legislation that protects several rivers in the two states. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, of Rhode Island, and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, of...