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How a 3rd party candidate impacts Crist vs. Scott in Florida

Could a third-party candidate impact the race for governor in Florida, one of the most closely watched in the nation?

A new Quinnipiac Poll suggests this could be the case. 171 more words

States

Water Use in California

Public Policy Institute of California / by Jeffrey Mount, Emma Freeman and Jay Lund
http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/jtf/JTF_WaterUseJTF.pdf

  • Water in California is shared across three main sectors.
    Statewide, average water use is roughly 50% environmental, 40% agricultural, and 10% urban.
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Energy And Climate

Where you live

Healthcare providers in Alabama,wrote almost three times more prescriptions for painkillers per person as those in the lowest prescribing state, Hawaii.
Most of the highest prescribing states were in the South according to a Vital Signs report. 53 more words

USA

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. 363 more words

Parenting

The Illusion of Environmental Protection: Permitting Longwall Coal Mines in Pennsylvania -- a Summary

Schmid & Co. for the Greene County Watershed Alliance
http://www.greenewatersheds.org/uploads/Summary_ILLUSION_of_Environmental_Protection.pdf

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Pennsylvania’s review and permitting of new longwall coal mining operations is based on incomplete application data and as a result doesn’‍t protect the state’s water resources and air quality, according to a report released today by the Citizens Coal Council… 117 more words

Energy And Climate

Schwarzenegger endorses Schumer's call to end partisan primaries

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a fan of Sen. Charles Schumer’s push to say “hasta la vista, baby” to partisan primaries.

The former California governor, a Republican who made that line famous in his… 243 more words

Senate

Where would you like to live if you could?

For me it’d be a tent miles away from anyone else. Okay, I know for sure I’d get annoyed without any internet and stuff and would have to relent occasionally but at least I’d have some peace and quite. 327 more words