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  • Home-garden news for Sept. 25: Volunteers sought for Virginia's natural resource effort

    Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
  • Our home, our problem

    In Hampton Roads, forecasts of rain — such as the occasionally heavy precipitation Wednesday — almost inevitably mean an expectation of flooding. In places including Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach and, of course, Norfolk, streets and...
  • U.S. to pay Navajo tribe $554 million in landmark settlement

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle longstanding claims by America's largest Indian tribe that its funds and natural resources were mishandled for decades by the U.S. government. The...
  • State Police Battle 'Swatting' Trend

    State troopers rushed to a home in Colchester Monday after receiving a report of a shooting and that a hostage had been taken. But it was a hoax. The phony emergency call and others like it this year at places including the University of Connecticut and...
  • U.S. settlement with Navajo Nation is largest ever for a tribe

    In a historic settlement, the federal government will pay the Navajo Nation more than half a billion dollars to settle claims that it mismanaged reservation funds for more than 60 years, the tribe and the government announced Wednesday. At $554 million,...
  • Marijuana advocates start bid to get legalization on California ballot

    Marijuana advocates start bid to get legalization on California ballot
    (Reuters) - California voters could get a second chance to legalize recreational pot under a push launched on Wednesday by a marijuana advocacy group that seeks to put the matter before voters in 2016. The Washington DC-based Marijuana Policy Project...
  • Record number of crocodiles hatch in Everglades

    Record number of crocodiles hatch in Everglades
    A record number of American crocodiles hatched in Everglades National Park last summer, another hopeful sign for a species that had nearly disappeared from Florida 30 years ago. Scientists from the University of Florida caught, marked and released 962...
  • Commentary: Help free O.C. of domestic violence

    The now-infamous video of suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his wife unconscious created a "shock and awe" reaction that has opened the public conversation about domestic violence. Unfortunately, that conversation has been...
  • John Rabe: Obama's climate change policies only harm poor

    John Rabe: Obama's climate change policies only harm poor
    One of the unchanging laws of reality is the law of unintended consequences — well-meaning actions will often have unforeseen, disastrous effects. Somehow, politicians in Washington never got this memo. Too often, they combine good intentions with...
  • Fundraiser Walk For Eating Disorders Saturday In West Hartford

    Fundraiser Walk For Eating Disorders Saturday In West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — The theme of the third annual Hartford National Eating Disorder Association fundraising walk Saturday is "Save A Life," a reminder that eating disorders are not only devastating, they can be deadly. Local coordinator and association...
  • Quarterman, regulator for U.S. oil trains, to step down: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday. As...
  • Meager coverage of climate change march [Letter]

    Meager coverage of climate change march [Letter]
    As one of the hundreds of thousands who participated in the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, I am outraged that The Sun buried its coverage of this event on Page 6, beneath a blurry photo of participants ("Worldwide marches call for...