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Workers knock down a section of site of an industrial fire the area as smoke billows from the site in Richmond, Indiana, on April 12.
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Hundreds still waiting for OK to go home after Indiana recycling plant fire. Officials set to evaluate the evacuation order today

Aya Elamroussi, CNN April 15, 2023

CNN --Days after a blaze at an eastern Indiana plastics recycling plant forced evacuation orders for hundreds, officials are slated to meet Saturday to discuss when it will be safe for them to return to...

Local farmers in Portage County recognized during National Farmworker Awareness Week

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter April 4, 2023

This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week. The Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment while recognizing the hard work that farmers at farms like...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited East Palestine, Ohio, with Department of Transportation Investigators at the site of the derailment on Thursday.
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A first report on the Ohio toxic train wreck was released. Here’s what it found — and what investigators are still looking into

Alisha Ebrahimji and Aya Elamroussi, CNN February 24, 2023

CNN– After federal officials released an initial report concluding that this month’s toxic train wreck in Ohio was completely preventable, investigators will begin examining procedures, practices...

Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency visits East Palestine following train derailment

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 16, 2023

Michael Regan, administrator of the U.S. environmental protection agency, visited East Palestine, Ohio, Thursday to give an assessment of response efforts after a train holding toxic chemicals derailed...

Kent State President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for the universitys senior vice president and provost position. Pictured finalists are Teri Balser, left; Melody Tankersley, middle; and Montse Fuentes, right. 

Finalists announced for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position

President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position, with over 65 years of service in higher education combined between the three.An 18-person committee...

As tax season kicks into high gear, two House Democrats have questions for the Internal Revenue Service about a newly redesigned tax form in the wake of a recent watchdog report that outlined potential issues associated with use of the forms.

Taxes are due July 15. Here’s what you need to know

Katie Lobosco, CNN July 14, 2020

(CNN) -- This year's federal income tax deadline was postponed to July 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Internal Revenue Service has made it clear that Tax Day won't be pushed back again.Covid-19...

Drew Taylor

Opinion: The government is failing Houston

Drew Taylor September 4, 2017

As the world watched the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused last week, another domestic news story may have gone under the radar: It was reported this week that Republicans in the House of Representatives...

The Center for Visual Arts on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The building has been delayed until the spring of 2017 after asbestos was found in older parts of the building. 

Construction materials monitored for hazards

Olivia Minnier January 31, 2016

With the recent construction efforts and pursuit to improve existing buildings on campus, members of the Kent State community may be concerned about coming into contact with harmful building materials...

Guest column: Less ethanol is better

Bloomberg View December 6, 2015

Is the Environmental Protection Agency in the pocket of Big Oil? Is it siding with "climate deniers?" The claims are as ridiculous as they sound, but they may become more common now that the agency has...

Guest column: Carbon producers can meet EPA’s limits as they have in the past

Past is prologue, and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with new limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s electric power plants, familiar alarms are sounding that the limits...

Robert Gay III, junior public communication major, fills up at the Gulf gas station at 706 S. Water on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Low gas prices send flux of customers

Patrick Williams September 21, 2014

Eager to capitalize on a recent plummet in gas prices, lines of drivers at local gas stations over the weekend inched their cars toward the pump.Among the longest lines were at the Speedway at 4261 State...

Opinion: Positive actions to celebrate Earth Day

April 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Monday, April 21:As the nation celebrates Earth Day on Tuesday, it's an excellent opportunity to highlight the positive initiatives taken in...

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