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AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic,...

Grassley says EPA 'screwed' farmers with biofuels exemptions

Aug. 16, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says farmers were "screwed" by the Trump administration's decision to allow some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. During a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" program Friday, Grassley was asked his thoughts...

Editorials from around Oregon

Aug. 14, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ Mail Tribune, Aug. 13, on state procedures for issuing drivers licenses: Bill Greenstein's lawsuit alleging the state of Oregon wrongly issued a driver's license to the repeat drunk driver who killed his wife is now settled. What's not settled is whether Oregon is...

Gov. Brown OKs bill that eases rules for irrigation ditches

Aug. 9, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has decided not to veto a bill that will ease rules for farmers clearing out irrigation ditches, her office told Oregon Public Broadcasting . Oregon Public Broadcasting says that her decision was likely to please many in rural parts of the state, but it spurred a...

After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana

Aug. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give...

Union: Mulvaney comments confirm agency moves meant to cut

Aug. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week that the U.S....

Angry farmers target pro-Macron lawmakers over trade deal

Aug. 2, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French farmers angry over a free trade deal with Canada have dumped manure, sprayed graffiti or otherwise vandalized offices of lawmakers from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. The protests have targeted 15 legislators over the past week, from Burgundy to the southwest to the Paris...

The Latest: Mom of son charged in lost brothers case talks

Aug. 1, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of two Wisconsin brothers (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The mother of a Missouri farmer charged with tampering with a truck used by two missing Wisconsin brothers says she can't see him being involved in their deaths. Tomme Feil told The Kansas City Star...

USDA rule would cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

Jul. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only...

Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

Jul. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company...