New recycling plant opens in York, plans to grow in future

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — A new recycling plant has opened in the Midstate. In York, the new, small facility is poised to grow with the idea to recycle all plastic items, from styrofoam to car bumpers, into an additive for concrete. Get daily news, weather, breaking news alerts straight to...
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Contra Costa County and East Contra Costa Fire Board Give Greenlight to Fire District Annexation Plan

CONCORD, CALIF. – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) today announced their boards of directors have each approved resolutions for the annexation of ECCFPD into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The agencies are now expected to make applications to the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) for formal approval of the annexation.
Montana Standard

Guest view: Stop clearcutting our national forests

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies just put up a billboard in Helena with this picture of a massive Forest Service clearcut along the trail to Blackhall Meadows. The Forest Service claimed this utter destruction would be “forest restoration” supposedly intended to “protect Helena’s municipal water supply” from wildfire. But a picture is worth a thousand words: clearcuts are not restoration.

Henry County Mental Health Alliance hosts "One Incredible Day"

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, please join the Henry County Mental Health Alliance for One Incredible Day! Taking place on Sunday, October 3, at College Square Park in Cambridge, this event will introduce Everett the Incredible, a book written by Tom Akers, Superintendent of Cambridge School District #227.

IATSE to Hold a Strike Authorization Vote Amid Stalled Contract Talks

IATSE is set to hold a strike authorization vote after the latest contract talks between the union and producers faltered. “Today, the AMPTP informed the IATSE that they do not intend to respond to our comprehensive package proposal presented to them over a week ago. This failure to continue negotiating can only be interpreted one way. They simply will not address the core issues we have repeatedly advocated for from the beginning,” international union president Matthew D. Loeb and 13 West Coast Local leaders wrote in a message to members on Monday. “As a result, we will now proceed with a...

Aetna sues New York City, union leadership over Medicare bidding process

Aetna issued a lawsuit to New York City and various union leaders over what it alleges was a "tainted" bidding process for the city's $34 billion Medicare contract. The insurer filed the suit earlier this month after losing the bidding process to Alliance, a consortium that includes Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield and Emblem Health, according to the New York Post.
World Economic Forum

How cities are preparing for more extreme weather

From flooding to heatwaves, the world is feeling the effects of global warming as extreme weather events become increasingly common. So how can we prepare?. In the US, nearly one in three people has experienced an extreme weather event between June and August alone. Whether it's creating 'sponge' roads and...

Nissan Qashqai review: the hushed local hero

Well this looks sensible. You’d be right. For it is the Nissan Qashqai, a car entering its third generation with big shoes to fill but a fanbase loyal enough to ensure it’ll have misstepped greatly if it fails to do so. You might fairly assume it arrives with much electrification...

Pride Centers at UWGB Sheboygan and Manitowoc campuses help to form supportive communities

New Pride Centers in Sheboygan and Manitowoc will be places for students and community members to socialize and seek support. “People from the community have come in and are just very excited to have something like this," said Stacie Christian, former director of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Pride Center system. "We all wish we had something like it when we were college-age. It helps you form a community that identifies with you and find people who are supportive.”
Alliance Review

Sports Scoreboard for Monday, September 20

Team scores: 1. Carrollton 331, 2. Marlington 333, 3. West Branch 357, 4. Salem 363, 5. Minerva 375, 6. Alliance 376, 7. Canton South 379. Top 5 individuals: 1. Mort (Mar) 74, 2. Hood (All) 75, 3. Rinkes (Car) 78, 4. Moore (Car) and Howard (Mar) 82. Other Alliance: Young...

COPA shows their suit against Craig Wright was never about Bitcoin white paper

It’s been more than five months since Jack Dorsey and Square’s Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) embarked on legal proceedings against Dr. Craig Wright over his copyright ownership over the Bitcoin whitepaper. But despite being celebrated by some corners of the crypto industry as a fatal challenge to Dr. Wright’s fight to reclaim the whitepaper, we’ve heard almost nothing from COPA while Wright continues to stack victories.

Alaska Airlines Adds MVP Gold 100K Status

After becoming part of the Oneworld alliance, I’d anticipated that Alaska would launch another elite status level. Now it’s here! Alaska has released the details of their MVP Gold 100K status, the fourth and newest elite tier that will be launching in January 2022. Qualifying for Alaska MVP Gold 100K...