New laws to help NJ counter wave of catalytic converter thefts

We thank the Legislature and the Murphy Administration for responding quickly to a growing problem that has become apparent this year. They are writing new laws targeting organized crime efforts to steal valuable catalytic converters from under vehicles and preventing recyclers from buying the stolen exhaust system parts to salvage their precious metals. Catalyst thefts … Read more

College Station residents hosted redevelopment input meetings along Texas Avenue and University Drive ` Texas

Aggieland residents, property and business owners are invited to contribute to the city’s initiative for redevelopment along Texas Avenue and University Drive in College Station. Matthew Ellis, project manager with the city’s planning and development organization, said they are reviewing the redevelopment of the area stretching north and south from the College Station city limits … Read more

Nebraska Cities Take Advantage of Clear Skies and Space to Attract Tourists | news

MITCHELL – The long, flat outlines of hot air balloons lay stretched out on the field. When the sun rises, the balloons rise too, blasts of air blowing them up from the ground. A swirl of blue, green and white begins to unfold. Air breathes life into a balloon shaped like Humpty Dumpty, with arms … Read more

A little shopping this holiday season supports Montana’s essential businesses

AIKTA MARCOULIER and BRENT DONNELLY The pandemic has confirmed the crucial role that small businesses play in our daily lives. It sounds cliche, but locally owned small businesses really are the heart and soul of our cities and communities. The holiday shopping season is a crucial time for small retailers and restaurants that depend on … Read more

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

Cartwright returned to DC with a chance for more influence | Federal State

For weeks, TV commercials bombarded US Rep. Matt Cartwright for voting 100% of the time with President Joe Biden or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Your congressman should stand up to Joe Biden and not hang out with him,” Cartwright’s Republican opponent Jim Bognet said in a commercial. As it turned out, just enough voters in … 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

Hannibal startup shines during sunflower oil shortages | Grain ” Missouri

A farm in northeast Missouri is making sunflower oil amid a global shortage related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Show Me HH Farms of Hannibal is family owned and operated. In addition to corn and soybeans, the family grows sunflowers for sunflower oil production. (Photo courtesy of Amberlyn Brown.) Hannibal-based family business Show Me HH … Read more

Oregon Issues Recall for Marijuana Extract Products | Local > Oregon

PORTLAND — The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has issued a mandatory recall for several marijuana products due to the potential presence of pesticides. The OLCC reported in a news release on Friday, December 2 that the possible contamination of marijuana products is the result of failure to comply with the OLCC and Oregon Health … Read more

Butter Battle: Essential holiday ingredients feel threatened by inflation Idaho

It’s the peak season for home cooks, holiday bakers and more experienced cooks. And Thanksgiving was just the first act. The holidays bring about Christmas and Hanukkah cookies, holiday pies, casseroles, mashed potatoes, and turkey. That means it’s the best time for butter—a staple and essential ingredient for seasonal dinners and holiday celebrations. Famous chef … Read more