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Widefield begins tests on tainted groundwater while the Air Force launches $900K effort to destroy chemicals 27.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
While scared residents south of Colorado Springs pay for bottled drinking water, utility crews and the Air Force are looking for ways to destroy the toxic chemicals.
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Study: Coal ash not culprit for cancer-causing contaminant 26.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University researchers say a cancer-causing heavy metal found in water wells near coal ash pits and other industrial sites is much more widespread and naturally occurring than previously thought. Duke University geochemistry professor Avner Vengosh said Wednesday the presence of hexavalent chromium is more related to a kind of volcanic rock […]
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What Do We Do On November 9th? 26.10.2016 Politics on
By Rev. Linda Taylor There's a Bible story that speaks to me about our current national situation. It's the story of a rich man who for many years walked right past Lazarus, a poor man who sat begging at the rich man's gate. He walked past him to all the goodness of his life and never gave a thought to the man he saw--or perhaps never noticed--every day of his life. Well, as it happens to all of us, both these men die. Lazarus dies and is taken up to Abraham--into the bosom of Abraham--and the rich man dies and goes in another direction. He gets there, and he's thirsty. He can see Abraham and Lazarus sitting together. He says, Father Abraham, please send Lazarus with a little sip of water to wet my tongue. And Abraham says, No, the chasm is too wide between us. It's too broad. We can't go there, and you can't come here. So the rich man says, Well, then, send Lazarus to tell my brothers what happened to me, so that maybe the same thing won't happen to them. And Father Abraham says, No, the chasm is too ...
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Jay Gallagher: Where we grow is as important as how we grow 26.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Integrating land use and water planning can benefit all Coloradans — first, by promoting more efficient housing and landscape design, communities can still grow but reduce their per-capita water consumption and thereby defer expensive expansions of municipal water infrastructure, and secondly, by implementing land-use policies that protect water quality, communities can protect or even improve the health of their watersheds. Healthy rivers and streams provide high-quality municipal water supplies and support fishing and whitewater sports that are of growing importance to the economies of Colorado’s smaller communities. The city of Steamboat Springs and several adjacent water districts rely on shallow horizontal wells — known as infiltration galleries — constructed in the saturated gravels and sands of the Yampa River in the South Valley upstream of the city limits. These wells provide a reliable source of municipal water that is generally of higher quality than surface waters because the wetlands and ...
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Islamic State is stunning its adversaries with the ferocity of its counterattacks 26.10.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Islamic State militants came early in the morning, riding atop trucks that lumbered into this northern Iraqi oil town.

Masked and bristling with weapons, they were inghimasis, fighters instructed to “immerse” themselves in the enemy’s ranks, shoot till the last bullet and then detonate an explosives...

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Why giving people $5 to take a government survey is money well spent 26.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: There has been a lot of research on incentives over the years; it is clear that they improve response rates to surveys, that nothing works as well as cash for this purpose, and that incentives often pay for themselves by reducing the number of attempts interviewers have to make to...

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Heated debates ignore an overheating planet 26.10.2016 - News for the rest of us
Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don't take immediate, widespread action. The U.S. Defense Department calls climate change a security risk "because it degrades living conditions, human security and the ability of governments to meet the basic needs of their ...
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AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest 26.10.2016 AP National
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:...
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AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest 26.10.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here’s a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest: ___ THE ORIGINS Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners got […]
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Federal regulator launches broad review of banks' sales practices 26.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Bank regulators have started to investigate the sales practices and compensation policies of many of the nation's large and mid-sized banks, something they had promised to do in the wake of the unauthorized accounts scandal at Wells Fargo & Co.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which...

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Burning Coal Drives Global Poverty as Well as Climate Disaster, New Paper Argues 26.10.2016 Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Putting to rest the industry argument that cheap, dirty coal is somehow a solution to extreme global poverty, a coalition of development experts published a new paper on Tuesday arguing that, in fact, coal is one of the major forces driving climate change, which they say is "the greatest long-term threat to eradicating poverty."

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New Wells Fargo's PR offensive promises customers much, but offers them little 25.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Wells Fargo, staggered by a scandal tied to bogus consumer accounts and allegations of identity theft, is responding like most big companies with a sullied reputation: with an ad campaign promising to “make things right” for its alleged victims, without being too specific about how.

The campaign...

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Cheaper phones are fine _ if top-end camera isn't a must 25.10.2016 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- You can easily save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone - especially if you, like many people, don't need a top-end camera....
'There Are No More Panes of Glass Left in Aleppo' 25.10.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
A look at the destruction of the Syrian city shows food running short and graveyards full, with residents struggling to survive a blockade by Assad forces.
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Colorado Initiative 71 Sold on False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab 25.10.2016 Views
Michele Swenson

Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places.

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I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here's What I Saw. 25.10.2016 Mother Jones
I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. "Keep your weapons nice and tight," Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others, I don't view southern Arizona as a war zone, so I didn't put steel plates in my chest rig. Next to everyone else's commando-style AR-15s, my Ruger Mini-14 with a wood stock is slightly out of place. But everything else is square—I'm wearing a MultiCam uniform, desert tan combat boots, and a radio on my shoulder. I fit in just fine. We are in a Walmart parking lot in Nogales. Captain Pain and a couple of others go into the store to get supplies. In Pain's absence, Showtime is our commanding officer. He is a Marine special­-ops veteran who did three tours in Afghan­istan. He has camo paint on his face and a yeti beard. He gets in the cab to check Facebook on his phone while Destroyer, Jaeger, Spartan, and I stand with our backs to the truck, rifles in hand, keeping watch for anything suspicious. The Mexican border is three miles away. "There you go," ...
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Hooch, an abused French mastiff, is Hero Dog of the Year 24.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW YORK (AP) — The human nearly lost his life to drug and alcohol addiction. The dog, well, he nearly lost his life to humans. A French mastiff named Hooch, rescued by Zach Skow in Tehachapi, California, is the 2016 American Humane organization’s Hero Dog of the Year, bestowed in a Beverly Hills ceremony taped […]
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No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP 24.10.2016 Politics on
WASHINGTON — A photograph of Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks that the founder of Trump’s “diversity coalition” hailed as evidence the Republican nominee won an “NAACP medal” for “helping America’s inner cities” was actually taken at an awards ceremony organized by a business associate with an ethnic grievance. William Fugazy, a politically well-connected businessman who later pleaded guilty to perjury, gave the awards to Trump and 79 other people, most of them white, to protest the awarding of “medals of liberty” to a group of 12 recent immigrants that included a Chinese-born architect, a Costa Rica-born astronaut, a leading expert on the psychology of race, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, but no “Irish, Italian, or Polish” people. Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime attorney, adviser and campaign surrogate, posted the photo on Twitter earlier this week of Trump, Parks and Ali, “receiving NAACP medals for helping America’s inner cities. A man for ALL people!” 1989 photo ...
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The United States Has Still Not Acknowledged It Committed Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples 23.10.2016
Historians Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss how genocide is integral to the structure of settler colonialism, which seeks to replace Indigenous peoples with settlers. Those who settled the US intentionally killed and displaced Native communities en masse. Indigenous Americans protest the Columbus Day celebration in Denver, Colorado, on October 9, 2007. (Photo: AJ Schroetlin ) What myths have most of us been taught about Native Americans? In a new book, "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker show how generations of people in the United States have been misinformed about Indigenous Americans as part of a colonial agenda of erasure. Click here to order this important book from Truthout. The following is the Truthout interview with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Mark Karlin: I was profoundly enlightened when I interviewed you about your last book The Indigenous Peoples' History of the United ...
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The largest methane leak in U.S. history began one year ago at Aliso Canyon. What have we learned since then? 22.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One year ago, state oil and gas officials received a report of a small, routine methane leak at the Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage field in the hills north of Porter Ranch. But as it turned out, the leak was neither small nor routine.

Over the next four months, the busted storage...

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