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New Las Vegas Casino to Build Green, Part of New Trend

Even on the Las Vegas Strip, where over-the-top casino and hotel complexes are the norm, the $4.8 billion Echelon is sure to stand out....

Hospital’s Help to Dying Man Prompts Flood of Messages

A Boston Globe reporter was swamped with notes from people reacting to his story on Patrick Conway, a dying homeless man taken in by...

Web Sites Provide Big Savings on College Textbooks

Because the average first-year college student today spends over $900 on textbooks, Web sites have sprung up offering price-comparison tools that help save 50...
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Clean Power is Less Than 6 Miles From Anywhere

Not many people feel comfortable having power plants, oil refineries, or hydro-electric dams in their backyard. But, how about having a well in your...

Energy From Moving Crowd Could Generate Electricity

"The energy from commuters in a train station, dancers in a night club or shoppers in a mall could one day be harvested,...
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Homegrown Power a Fix for Energy Crunch and Global Warming

Homegrown electricity could be one ingredient used to combat the 21st century’s expected energy crunch, easing the load on electrical grids with a system...

Octogenarian Chorus Rocks the House — and YouTube

Imagine an elderly choral group of singers aged 73-100. Now imagine that group belting out songs by the Rolling Stones, The Clash or Talking...
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States Take the Lead on Health Care Reform

Massachusetts has accomplished the improbable: It got Democrats and Republicans to agree on how to provide nearly every resident with health insurance. And it...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...
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Flowers – A Cure for Winter Blues?

For those who may experience the winter blues in the cold dark months ahead, a new study reveals fresh flowers can be a natural...

Homeless Getting New Lease on Life

"Across Massachusetts, men and women who have spent years on the streets finally have what they've always wanted. A house key." The Boston Herald...
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Students Rule at This New York School

Wonderful story from AP about one innovative school that operates on the principle that "children are naturally curious and learn best when they want...

Solar-Power Trash Compactors on Boston Streets Save Money, Cut Litter

The mayor of Boston is cutting down on city litter with new solar-powered trash compactors on the streets. They collect the maximum trash with...
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States Demand Clean Air, Adopt California’s Greenhouse Gas Limits

More states are saying the EPA doesn't go far enough in forcing the car makers to raise emission standards in their new models. State...
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Report: Enough Wind Offshore to Electrify America

There is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States...

Expanding Coverage to More Pregnant Women in Texas

From the Student Operated Press comes this good news for low-income pregnant women. A U.S. program expands access to prenatal health care in nine...

Innovation Wins Good Government Awards for Six States

Six state programs, ranging from Maine's comprehensive health care reform to Wisconsin's environmental program for businesses, are competing for $100,000 grants in one of...
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How to Get a Small Business Loan

When I finished writing my Loan Financing Guide for Small Business Owners, I realized that the book is only a small step toward the...
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Honoring Youth Heroes

June 3, 2005 — Kids everywhere are helping out around communities. These children have done things such as volunteering, raising money for patients with cancer,...
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Disabled Man Breaks up Robbery with Knife, Awarded Carnegie Hero Award

The Carnegie Hero award is given to persons who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives...