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Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber Ri...
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Marin County: Couple delivers son on Highway 101 landfill offramp Saturday 27.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
A very special baby boy got an unusual start in life Saturday afternoon when his father pulled off northbound Highway 101 and delivered his son in approximately six minutes on the landfill offramp south of Olompali State Park.
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Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste 27.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.
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Russian Authorities Tell LGBT Group It Should Hold Its Pride Parade In A Landfill 26.7.2014 Think Progres

This represents just the latest in the country's ongoing effort to humiliate the community.

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Florida men mistake corpse for mannequin 22.7.2014 Boing Boing

Some Florida men found a "mannequin" hanging in a vacant garage they were cleaning out. "Israel Lopez and Adam Hines told authorities they thought the former renters had left a "Halloween-like" hoax. Lopez hauled the debris to the landfill while Hines continued cleaning."

Letter: Salvage what’s usable before throwing away 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A home was recently torn down near my home in Murray. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the window sills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and sent to the landfill. In addition, the house had beautiful doors of natural birch wood and beautiful hardwood floors, all of which went to the landfill. We all live on this planet together. All resources are not renewable, and we all take the consequen...
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Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty on Charges of Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice 21.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty on Charges of Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice
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Workers cleaning home mistook hanging body for mannequin, dumped it at Florida landfill 18.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Human remains mistakenly brought to Fla. landfill 18.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage.
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Online consignment marketplace Move Loot expands to South Bay 16.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Move Loot, an online marketplace to buy and sell used home goods, will on Wednesday expand to San Jose and the Peninsula, just nine months after the startup launched.
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Carbon tax repeal: industry reassured it won't be pursued on price cuts 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As senators debate bill, consumer watchdog says it will only enforce reductions for businesses in the energy sector

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Milpitas temps ask: Who's their real boss 16.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Mary Vogel says an NLRB appeal based on contract workers' situation at a Milpitas landfill could change labor law.
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Lumber dump troubles town with frequent fires 15.7.2014 AP Washington
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The man who owns one of Oregon's oldest organic wineries also has his name on a massive environmental fine at a long-burning dump across the state....
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Susan Powell detective says charges were coming 13.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
West Valley City • Susan Powell had been missing less than a day, and her husband, Josh, had just returned home from what he said was a winter camping trip. Among those in front of his house waiting for him was Detective Ellis Maxwell. He approached Josh Powell’s minivan and began asking where Susan was. Maxwell remains on the case. But 4½ years after he asked Josh those first questions, Maxwell still doesn’t have any answers. “There’s no evidence to support what happened to her,” Maxwell sa...
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Greg Hunt gets his own carbon tax repeal law wrong, lawyer says 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

He said supermarkets and airlines face fines if they don't remove a carbon tax impost from their prices when the tax is repealed

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Report ups ante for recycling, composting 10.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
BOULDER — Boulder should require businesses to recycle — and food-related businesses to compost — if it wants to meet its zero-waste goals, a consultant's report ...
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Mercury News editorial: Santa Clara stadium area is a South Bay game changer 10.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Editorials
The development potential around Levi's Stadium will be terrific for Santa Clara's tax base and an asset for San Jose as it develops its northern industrial area. Beyond that, San Jose's downtown and other urban areas need to figure out the niche they hope to fill.
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Steamboat briefs: Scholarship day held at Howelsen Howler Saturday 4.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Howler at Howelsen Hill will be the site of the second annual Alpine Slide Scholarship Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. All revenue from the Alpine slide during that day will be donated to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s scholarship fund to help families in financial need participate in the club. The Howler includes a scenic chairlift ride up historic Howelsen Hill and a thrill ride down 2,400 feet of track on a self-controlled sled. Visit www.sswsc.org for more information about SSWSC. Teens Around Town sign-up deadline is now Wednesday The registration deadline for Teens Around Town has been extended until 5:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to each Friday adventure. TAT is for teens who will be entering seventh through ninth grades and takes place on various Fridays throughout the summer. Prices vary from $45 to $95 per day, depending on the adventure. Day trips include whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding at Statebridge, rock climbing with Rocky Mountain Ventures, hiking at ...
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Will San Francisco Achieve Its Goal of Zero Waste by 2020? 3.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Police: Man used playpen bag to carry teen's body 3.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
An Ohio man charged with killing a teenage girl stuffed her body in a playpen bag and carried it past her mother — even offering the woman a chance to "buy a baby thing" — before disposing of the remains in the trash, police said.
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