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Hydropower means a lot worldwide. 24.10.2014 Earth Times
How big a dam? The very largest could just be a step too far, with the vast eco-resources of a river destroyed, along with all that depends on the river’s heart-its resident species. Smaller dams mean much less loss of migration opportunity, more room for natural river systems and less disruption of the river bed and its riparian species.
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Rutgers unions rally over contract negotiations 24.10.2014 Philly.com News
As colleagues in New Brunswick and Newark, N.J., held larger demonstrations, professors and other union members held a small rally at Rutgers-Camden to push for progress in ongoing labor negotiations.
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Former Hong Kong leader calls for end of democracy protests 24.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Hong Kong's former leader Friday urged democracy demonstrators to leave the streets calling their protest a "gross violation" as he warned the consequences of continuing the rallies beyond a month were "very serious". Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's first chief executive after the 1997 handover who was himself ousted after huge protests, said the movement needed to be brought peacefully to an end. Parts of the city have been paralysed by 27 days of rock blocks and mass rallies calling on Beijing to rescind its insistence that Hong Kong's next leader be vetted by a loyalist committee ahead of the 2017 ...
Steamboat briefs: Moms group now accepting donations for Saturday event 24.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs Moms group now is accepting clothing and other donations, including baby gear and maternity wear, for the upcoming Swap & Exchange to be held Saturday. Anyone who cannot drop off their items today should contact Lori Biagi at 970-846-5833 to make other arrangements. Colorado Mountain Colleges host author tour this month Students and community members are invited to hear Tom Montgomery Fate, author of “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild,” during free public readings at seven Colorado Mountain College campuses this month. Fate will be in Steamboat Springs at 7 p.m. today.  Fate’s memoir could be described as a tribute to one of America’s most esteemed literary icons, Henry David Thoreau, and his writing seeks to provide a contemporary context for Thoreau’s timeless ponderings on the natural environment and humans’ place in it, according to a CMC news release. The book chronicles Fate’s experiences splitting time between his suburban Chicago home and a rustic cabin in ...
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Garfield students, staff stage walkout over loss of a teacher 24.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Students and teachers walked out of class at Garfield High School Thursday to protest a staff reshuffling that could leave the school with one less teacher. The district says Garfield did not meet its expected enrollment this year, and the teacher is needed elsewhere.
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Steve Daines vs. Amanda Curtis Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Montana Senate Race 2014 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Steve Daines vs. Amanda Curtis Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate websites, public ...
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Garfield students, staff stage walkout over loss of a teacher 24.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Students and teachers walked out of class at Garfield High School Thursday to protest a staff reshuffling that could leave the school with one less teacher. The district says Garfield did not meet its expected enrollment this year, and the teacher is needed elsewhere.
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Mexico governor steps down over missing students 24.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
The disappearance of 43 students at the hands of police working with drug gangs claimed the scandal’s first major political casualty Thursday with the resignation of Angel Aguirre, governor of the state of Guerrero, where the attacks took place.
Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates 24.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post.
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Student's death at cultural festival sparks Mexico protests; friends say detained by police 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Darrell Issa Smells Another Obama Scandal In Bank Fraud Cases 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session and won't be back until Nov. 12. But that isn't stopping House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) from demanding that consumer watchdogs cough up an ocean of paperwork while he's out of town. Issa has been waging a minor year-long crusade against a handful of Department of Justice investigations into petty consumer fraud. It hasn't caught on the way his probes into Benghazi and Lois Lerner have, but Issa has riled up his fellow House Republicans and issued a report claiming that DOJ's "Operation Choke Point," which seeks to cut off fraudsters from the banking system, is actually a secret Obama administration plot to destroy payday lenders, and maybe firearms dealers and other industries. So far, Republicans haven't provided any evidence that any bank has ended any relationship with a legitimate firm due to pressure from Obama bureaucrats. But the investigation has created a lot of headaches for people at Justice and the FDIC who want to root out ...
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Gary Peters vs. Terri Lynn Land Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Michigan Senate Race 2014 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Gary Peters vs. Terri Lynn Land Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate websites, ...
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Garfield students, teachers protest staff cut 24.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Hundreds of students and teachers at Seattle's Garfield High School walked out of class early on Thursday over news that one of their teachers will be cut because the district says the school's enrollment is lower than anticipated.
Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors 24.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has canceled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in ...
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Protesters Torch City Hall, Demand Justice for Missing Mexican Students 23.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Mexican mayor accused of masterminding disappearance of 43 students 23.10.2014 Washington Post

The last time anyone saw the 43 college students abducted in southwestern Mexico, they were being crammed into patrol cars in Iguala, a town 125 miles from Mexico City. Mexico’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday the students, from a nearby teachers college, were captured last month by local cops and turned over to drug traffickers — after an order from the mayor.

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Cutting Through the Noise: Nonpartisan Candidate Guides 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We're in the campaign home stretch, and it's ugly. The races are close. The results will determine how we engage issues from climate change to Ebola, ISIS, and an ever more unequal economy. Yet it's tempting to tune out the elections given the deluge of attack ads and spin, and the toxic influence of ever-escalating dollars. That's particularly true for the majority of Americans who don't make politics the centerpiece of their world. Instead most of us struggle just to get by, while hoping, with diminishing faith, that someone will deal with the array of national and global crises. Particularly in non-presidential years, too many citizens decide that the entire electoral arena is so corrupt and confusing as to not be worth engaging. America's 20 million students have often been among those often missing in action in our closest elections, with four out of five staying home in 2010's closest and most consequential races. One major reason students say they don't vote, is that "Everyone's lying. ...
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Headlines for October 23, 2014 23.10.2014 Democracy Now!
2 Dead in Attack on Canadian War Memorial, Parliament, Report: U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Killed 32 Civilians, Pentagon Confirms Islamic State Got U.S. Arms Drop, 4 Blackwater Operatives Found Guilty in Nisoor Massacre, WHO: True Ebola Death Toll May Be 15,000, WHO: 1.5 Million Died of Tuberculosis in 2013, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Protest Students' Disappearance; Iguala Mayor Implicated, White House Fence Jumper Quickly Apprehended, DOJ Condemns "Selective" Leaks in Michael Brown Case, "O22" Protests Against Police Brutality Held in Over 80 Cities
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Tweets in Hong Kong put Kenny G in jam with Communist Party 23.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Politics can be a minefield. If the saxophone superstar didn't know it, he does now.
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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party 23.10.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.
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