OPINION: The Yin and Yang of the California Job Description | Open ~ California

When California’s monthly employment report was released last week (November 18) – telling us how the situation was in October – Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to make a solemn statement. “California has now fully recovered all of the jobs lost to the recession caused by the pandemic, but we know that’s not the finish … Read more

A look at the triad’s biggest greenhouse gas polluters, including the worst in NC ^ North Carolina

The Triad is now home to North Carolina’s largest single source of industrial emissions that contribute to climate change. Duke Energy’s Belews Creek steam station in the southeast corner of Stokes County emitted more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in 2021 than any other facility in the state, according to the latest data from the … Read more

Montana Tech’s Fall Beginning Ceremony is scheduled for December 10th

Montana Technological University’s inauguration ceremony for the Fall 2022 Graduates will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 at HPER. The university is expected to award 186 degrees and certificates to 181 students. The Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9 at 5 p.m. in the Library … Read more

Jim McKee: The Beginnings of Blair | Nebraska

In 1831, more than two decades before the city of Blair, Washington County or even Nebraska Territory existed, the steamship Yellowstone, owned by the American Fur Company, boarded the Missouri River bound for Fort Pierre. South Dakota, past the site of the later city. As travel to the American West increased, a river crossing and … Read more

Amtrak is again delaying the resumption of 1 of 2 daily round trips from St. Louis to KC ” Missouri

ST. LOUIS — Continued delays in deploying newly built railcars have prompted Amtrak to extend a temporary service cut on the River Runner route from St. Louis to Kansas City by two more weeks. Malfunctions – including one that turned off passengers’ laptops – were found in all the cars. One of two daily round-trip … Read more

Hispanic Christmas celebrations help bridge the cultural divide in Northwest North Dakota

A member of the growing Hispanic population in the western North Dakota oil field hopes to bridge the culture gap through advocacy and an annual Hispanic Christmas event. Yolanda Rojas, a Mexican native who came to Watford City with her husband to further her career, founded the nonprofit Hispanic Advocacy of North Dakota in the … Read more

How Forest Thinning Could Fund California Wildfire Protection | guest perspectives ~ California

Reducing catastrophic wildfires is one of the state’s most difficult climate problems. A recent study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Chicago found that carbon emissions from wildfires in the 2020 fire season alone were more than double the total emissions reduced in California from 2003 to 2019. The state has a goal … Read more

Analysis: Energy-hungry Europe can’t fall back on US shale oil to fill an OPEC gap

OPEC will meet on Sunday, unafraid of a US response to shale oil Inflation, less productive wells dampen future production Ambitions crushed by higher costs, stingy investors NEW YORK/DENVER/HOUSTON, December 2 (Reuters) – US shale oil drillers have gone from rowdy wildcats to multi-millionaires over the past two decades and turned the United States into … Read more

New law introduced to slow minimum wage increase for tipped workers in Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – There is a new push to slow Michigan’s minimum wage increase for tipped workers after a bill was introduced Tuesday. In February, Michigan’s minimum wage is set to rise to about $12 an hour from $9.87 an hour. For tipped workers, wages would increase from $3.75 per person to about $9. … Read more

Florida divests $2 billion from BlackRock for largest anti-ESG divestment * Florida

DEC 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would divest its $2 billion in assets under management from BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the largest such disposal by a state that violated the The asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate policies are governance (ESG) guidelines. The move will hardly affect BlackRock’s $8 … Read more