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Silent Danger: One in Three Kansas City-Area Homes at High Radon Risk

  KANSAS CITY, MO./ JANUARY 17, 2019 (STL.News) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named January “National Radon Action Month” to raise awareness of the dangers caused by the naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon is undetectable by smell, sight, or taste and long-term exposure can cause devastating health issues. The U.S. Surgeon General and American … Continue reading Silent Danger: One in Three Kansas City-Area Homes at High Radon Risk

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says EPA’s Wheeler ‘as extreme’ as Pruitt

WASHINGTON—Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local): 10:32 a.m. A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency as “just as extreme” as his predecessor. Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is appearing Wednesday before a Senate committee considering his nomination … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says EPA’s Wheeler ‘as extreme’ as Pruitt

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting EPA boss says he’s deregulation champion

WASHINGTON—Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is describing himself as a champion of deregulation and the environment. Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has been leading the EPA since Scott Pruitt resigned amid ethics scandals … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting EPA boss says he’s deregulation champion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Jan 11, 2019—The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel people in power long ago abandoned them to live among the toxic residue of the country’s factories and mines. “We are … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown

WASHINGTON | No talk of solution to shutdown, president tweets blame

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate. Trump was cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club. As the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay appeared set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No talk of solution to shutdown, president tweets blame

WASHINGTON | Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening anew to close the border with Mexico to press Congress to cave … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s waiting for Dems to make deal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the partial government shutdown, now in its second week (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’s waiting for Democrats to come back to negotiate a deal to end a weeklong partial government shutdown that will almost certainly extend into the new year. In a tweet Saturday, Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s waiting for Dems to make deal

WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats play the blame game in 2nd shutdown weekend

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening anew to close the border with Mexico to press Congress to cave … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats play the blame game in 2nd shutdown weekend