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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, California state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego speaks on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. California's Democratic legislative leaders have agreed on a budget they say covers the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit while avoiding most of Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts to public education and health care services.The agreement, announced Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and the chairs of the legislative budget committees,

California lawmakers agree to close $54.3 billion budget gap

Jun. 3, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic legislative leaders have agreed on a budget they say covers the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit while avoiding most of Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts to public education and health care services. The budget appears to hew many of Newsom's...

House panel passes bill limiting private sewer oversight

Jun. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A House panel on Tuesday passed a bill that would block Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation from regulating how some types of sewage treatment systems are designed and built. Decentralized wastewater systems are often used where municipal sewers are not...

No sign of coronavirus so far in Wyoming city's sewage

May. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Results are negative so far for a Wyoming city testing for signs of the coronavirus in sewage. Park County Public Health officer Dr. Aaron Billin presented the first round of results to Cody city officials Monday. The samples were taken April 28 at the city's wastewater treatment center....

A young woman looks over a swab that she is to use to carry out a self-administered nasal test during a demonstration at the City and County of Denver's drive-up, COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a downtown sports venue in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Denver. The free testing will be available daily for people who show symptoms of the coronavirus.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado: Get drive-up virus testing at Denver Pepsi Center

May. 21, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is opening its largest coronavirus testing center on Friday, a drive-up operation outside Denver’s Pepsi Center that initially will handle 500 tests per day. The center is one of at least 38 community testing sites opened statewide to supplement hospital and private testing....

Lawsuit seeks to stop northern Idaho forest project

May. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two environmental groups say, and they have filed a lawsuit to stop it. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Clearwater filed the lawsuit...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo, Marian Lee and Roland Jones talk in the courtyard at Abbotswood at Irving Park in Greensboro, N.. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

Senior living community grants residents' quarantine wishes

May. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Roland Jones longed for a summer vegetable garden, where he could plant tomatoes and beans and not have to bend over far to tend them. On May 12, Jones got his wish. In the courtyard at Abbotswood at Irving Park, administrators at the senior living community installed two raised...

Lawsuit: US plan for Indiana forest could taint water supply

May. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Environmental groups and officials in a southern Indiana county are suing the U.S. Forest Service over its plan to burn or harvest parts of the Hoosier National Forest, alleging that it could taint drinking water for more than 140,000 people. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in...

Kitsap County talks waste management as facilities reopen

May. 14, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Waste management officials have started to cleanup trash dumped along rural roads in Kitsap County after receiving several complaints, county officials said. Solid waste division manager Chris Piercy said there are more illegal dumps than usual as many people are using extended time...

New Mexico sewage treatment plant gets odor control tech

May. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than $15 million has been spent on new odor control technology at a sewage treatment plant that serves New Mexico’s most populated area. Officials with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority announced this week that the new system brings the...

Conservation groups ask Washington state to kill less wolves

May. 11, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Conservation groups on Monday asked the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to sharply limit the number of endangered wolves that are killed over conflicts with livestock. The state has killed 31 wolves since 2012, under a system that environmental groups contend favors ranchers...