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Rise of Yampa Street: Looking back on the history of building sites 6.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Before they were bars, restaurants, bike shops and essential government buildings, these sites on Yampa Street used to be very different things. Sweet Pea Market and Restaurant 729 Yampa St. Property records show this restaurant originally was built as a home in 1940 and may have been brought to Steamboat from Mount Harris. It was the home of Jerry and Mitchel Mahaffrey and their daughter Joyce for more than 30 years. They moved to Steamboat from the coal-mining town west of Steamboat. The building was converted into a retail space in the late 1980s and became One Stop Ski Shop. It became Sweet Pea Market in 2007. Sunpie’s Bistro 735 Yampa St. This building was constructed in 1954 as Dorothy’s Greenhouse before it later became Steamboat Floral and Greenhouse. Bill Fetcher recalls the greenhouse was a regular stop for schoolchildren on field trips. He said the greenhouse was doomed after a heater failed one winter in the 1980s and the roof collapsed under a heavy snow load. The greenhouse was razed, and ...
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Will San Francisco Achieve Its Goal of Zero Waste by 2020? 3.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square 1.6.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring.
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Up in smoke: Burning is often used to destroy unneeded drug evidence, but methods, rules vary 25.5.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Police methods for destroying drug evidence vary 25.5.2014 AP National
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cardboard boxes and paper envelopes packed with marijuana, cocaine and other drugs line warehouse-style shelves at the State Highway Patrol's Ohio crime laboratory, where seizures large and small are stored for safekeeping for sometimes years until they're no longer needed as evidence....
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Suspicion greets China's pledge to seek public approval for incinerator after violent protest 12.5.2014 Star Tribune: World
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China incinerator protest turns into riot 11.5.2014 Financial Times US
A demonstration against a planned waste incineration plant by thousands of residents near China’s scenic city of Hangzhou turned into a bloody riot
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Protest over incinerator hurts dozens in China 11.5.2014 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator turned violent with state media reporting at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police injured in clashes....
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Protest over incinerator turns violent in China; dozens injured, highway blocked 11.5.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Human tissue burned to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Portland, Ore. • An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987. “We provide an importa...
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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 AP Top News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia....
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Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant 17.4.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity....
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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction ...
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Governor signs ‘revenge porn’ bill, 110 others into law 1.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert may have writer’s cramp — he announced Monday signing 111 more bills into law. They include legislation banning “revenge porn,” reforming payday loans, approving moving the state prison from Draper, preventing repeats of the Stericycle medical waste incinerator controversy, and a bill to rename a Utah County highway in honor of a recently murdered law officer. A complete list of all bills that passed the 2014 Legislature, and which the governor has signed so far, is available a...
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3M exec retires with her goals met 28.3.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Vickie Batroot was introduced to 3M as a college intern.

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Minn. makes way for big solar project 28.3.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Geronimo Energy Aurora project, which will be built on 20 different sites throughout the state next to Xcel substations, would give the state about eight times the solar energy output currently produced.
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Could Minneapolis follow San Francisco's lead to be 'zero waste'? 21.3.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Mayor Betsy Hodges advocated for Minneapolis to be a “zero waste” city during last year’s campaign, as she opposed expanding the trash-burning capacity at the county incinerator. Thursday night, she and other local leaders met at a south Minneapolis church to consider how to make that a reality, turning toward San Francisco as a model for diverting most garbage from landfills and burners.
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Buildings keep tumbling at Utah’s chemical weapons depot 20.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Demolition of the former Deseret Chemical Depot is progressing and may even be slightly ahead of schedule, according to an update provided Thursday. Demolition crews recently tore down a 90-foot tall, 200-foot wide structure used to cool and clean exhaust gases from the furnaces that helped destroy such weapons as mustard gas and nerve agents including sarin, Tabun and VX, according to the written update the project’s contractor provided. The update said the demolition is expected to be comple...
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Clean air activists give Utah politicians mixed grades 19.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Air pollution was public enemy No. 1 this legislative session — the subject of polls, petitions, protests and more than two dozen proposals for scrubbing Utah’s smog-laden skies. But, in the end, only a third of those bills passed, and not the real “game changers,” according to a consortium of clean-air advocates who are calling on the public to continue to press policymakers for meaningful change. “Compared to past, recent sessions where [regulatory] funding was cut and bills were passed to ins...
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