| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Do you want to hear something really scary?
The average person is expected to spend nearly $80 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy, according to the National Retail Federation. That's up from about $72 last year.
That sure sounds like...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Q: Regarding your search for 'pure' gasoline without ethanol, I've seen ads indicating that it's offered at the Amerigreen station on Main Street in Kutztown. According to the 'Gas Buddy' app on my smartphone, their regular is $3.999 per gallon [on...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Spring is a time of year that often means warm days and colder nights for Northern Michigan — and that type of weather pattern can necessitate some care by people who heat their homes with wood.
In recent weeks, firefighters in the region have...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:25 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders worked out a budget agreement Wednesday that would allow for a small cut in individual income taxes, twice as much money for film credits, a slight increase in education...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will start accepting new applications for this winter today. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months....
| Nov 3, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy.
DEP requested on Friday that EPA...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:53 AM
As winter quickly approaches, now is the time to dust off those space heaters and gather around the fireplace. Or is it?
In fact, fireplaces can be the greatest culprits when it comes to heat loss.
"Open dampers suck warm air right out," warns Julie...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:31 PM
So Paul Ryan--the guy who last night delivered the least factually accurate speech in convention history--I knew him in college.
OK, I didn’t actually know him, and in fact didn’t even attend Miami University until over a decade after the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday enacting the states 2013 budget.
Gov. Snyder is several months ahead of the fall deadline. Last year, he also signed the budget well in advance of the deadline.
According to the news release, the...
| Jan 17, 2012
Unless you are a passionate snow-lover, there's nothing to complain about this winter. Even if we did have a big snow, it probably wouldn't be even a quarter the depth of the snow in Alaska.
While much of the U.S. is falling behind with snow amounts this...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Fuel is flowing to the city of Nome, as a Russian tanker began offloading more than 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products Monday evening in a breakthrough winter fuel delivery to the iced-in port.
Earlier Monday, crews worked on laying out two hoses...