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Washington farm to pay more than $2M following COVID deaths

Aug. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has reached a settlement with Gebbers Farms Operations, LP to spend more than $2 million improving housing, quality of life, safety and access to health care for farm employees and their families. The Washington state...

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Jul. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict...

Connecticut setting up electric car charging infrastructure

Jul. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators have approved a plan to spur the building of infrastructure across the state for charging electric cars and other electric vehicles. The state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said t he nine-year program approved Wednesday creates incentives...

Home builders still face supply shortages, heightened costs

Jul. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Home builders and home remodelers are still facing supply shortages and higher prices for construction materials in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that heightened building costs are the continuing...

Stamps.com, Greenbrier rise; Dominion falls

Jul. 09, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Costco Wholesale Corp., up $5.22 to $412.37. The warehouse retail chain gave investors an encouraging sales report for June. Cirrus Logic Inc., up $2.19 to...

Massachusetts' ambitious climate law facing first tests

Jun. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has turned a critical corner in its response to climate change. A sweeping law signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker with muted pandemic fanfare back in March officially took effect late last week, 90 days after the bill signing. ...

2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

Jun. 11, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. That drought will end in November when voters decide whether Democratic Del. Hala Ayala or former Republican legislator Winsome Sears will be...

PFAS chemicals found in a third of water samples, state says

Jun. 04, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said the results of a statewide sampling program does not indicate widespread contamination of drinking water supplies by a class of highly toxic chemicals used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food...

US enacts 'Real Water' recall amid reports of death, illness

May. 21, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities have ordered a complete recall of a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand Real Water and ordered the company to surrender records in investigations of at least one death and multiple cases of liver illness among people who reported drinking it. ...

Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

May. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that...