Future of Finance is Female: Investment Funds Look for Women in Leadership

OULDER, Colo. – While the growing number of women running for political office is getting lots of attention, there's also a push in the financial sector to increase female leadership on Wall Street. American women control more than half the personal wealth in the ...
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Future of Funding for Great Smoky Mountains at Stake Today

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Great Smoky Mountains National Park faces a maintenance backlog of $215 million, but the country's most-visited park could be one step closer to relief. A U.S. Senate subcommittee today was to take up the Restore Our Parks Act, co-sponsored by ...
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EPA Coal-Ash Decision Sparks Lawsuit

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists say they will sue to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from allowing Oklahoma to oversee toxic coal-ash contamination within its borders. Nationwide, there are more than 1,400 coal-ash waste dumps in 37 states. Hundreds of sites...
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Navigating Digital Solutions in the Age of Big Tech

WASHINGTON - As the Federal Trade Commission seeks ideas on how to better police Big Tech, a newly launched nonprofit is helping existing small businesses access digital tools and advocates for the protection of small-business interests as they relate to technology. ...
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Trump Administration Continues Push for Arctic Oil

WASHINGTON – Environmental advocates are concerned that the Trump administration is rushing through a plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There are still 29 days left in the public comment period on opening 1.5 million acres of the re...
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NW Group Provides Loans to Businesses with Limited Options

PORTLAND, Ore. – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations ...
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Bill in Congress Would Lock Snake River Dams in Place

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. House is set to vote on Wednesday on a bill that would add federal protections to four lower Snake River dams. Conservation groups are concerned it would spell doom for salmon and steelhead in the Northwest, which already have seen sharply redu...
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Contentious Farm Bill Heads to U.S. House for Debate

DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2018 Farm Bill is now headed to the House floor in Washington after Wednesday's approval by the GOP-controlled House Agriculture Committee on a party-line vote. In addition to requiring new work and job requirements from those who receive fo...
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Website Showcases Innovative Environmental Bills Across Country

CARSON CITY, Nev. — If lawmakers are having a hard time generating ideas on environmental change, they now have a place to view what other states are doing. The Digital Environmental Legislative Handbook was created last year at the University of Southern Californi...
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Driving in Wrong Direction? Reaction to Rollback of Clean-Car Standards

NEW YORK - The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it intends to weaken Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, but environmental groups say they'll fight back. The standards, finalized in January 2017, require new cars to ave...
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