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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jan. 20, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Jan. 17 Bluefield Daily Telegraph on federal funding that was approved for a flood prevention project in West Virginia's Mercer County: Federal funding has been secured for a significant flood control project for Mercer County. The $3.7 million award announced...

Missing woman found dead in surf on Oregon coast

Jan. 18, 2021 4:41 PM EST

WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — A Waldport, Oregon woman reported missing after she took her dogs for a walk was later found dead in the surf at the mouth of the Alsea River. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that Toni Goessman, 60, was reported missing by her husband about 5:17 p.m. Friday when one of...

Minnesota lawmakers introduce anti-copper mining legislation

Jan. 15, 2021 1:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are ramping up efforts to prevent mining companies from gaining a foothold in Minnesota with legislation that aims to slow or ban copper-nickel mining on the Iron Range. Companion bills set to be proposed by state lawmakers and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum seek to block...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Dan Bender of the La Plata County Sheriff's Office takes a water sample from the Animas River near Durango, Colo., after the accidental release of an estimated 3 million gallons of waste from the Gold King Mine. The Navajo Nation's Department of Justice announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, has settled with two mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File)

Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over mine spill

Jan. 13, 2021 8:13 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice announced Wednesday it has settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals....

Forest Service announces free dates in 2021

Jan. 13, 2021 4:51 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest has announced that it will waive fees on several dates in 2021. Fees will be waived at most recreation areas and day-use sites as well as some campgrounds, the Forest Service said in a statement. The dates include Jan. 18 in observance of Martin...

FILE – This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.  The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ

Jan. 5, 2021 3:42 PM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which...

Colorado coal-fired power plant to close ahead of schedule

Jan. 4, 2021 6:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The owner of a Colorado coal-fired power plant announced plans to close the facility by 2028, years earlier than originally planned. Xcel Energy-Colorado and partners PacifiCorp and the Salt River Project plan to close Hayden Generating Station's two operating units, The Denver Post reports....

Kentucky man rescues injured bald eagle during bird count

Jan. 1, 2021 11:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man participating in an annual bird-watching hike helped rescue an injured bald eagle on Wednesday, The Courier Journal reported. Eric Nally was participating in the Christmas Bird Count at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, about a half hour south of Louisville,...

Body found near where kayaker went missing in North Carolina

Dec. 29, 2020 11:33 AM EST

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say that a body has been found on the shores of the Croatan Sound in an area where a kayaker went missing. The Charlotte Observer reports that the discovery was made around 3 p.m. Monday. The sound runs between the Alligator River National Wildlife...

Maine land trust opens new York preserve to the public

Dec. 28, 2020 3:15 AM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine land trust has opened a forest preserve in a southern Maine town to the public. York Land Trust said its 220-acre Fuller Forest Preserve in York has transformed the working forest into a nature preserve that's open to the public. The first visitors came to the preserve on Dec....