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Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

July 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves. Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Survey: This County has 486 Illegal Dump Sites

July 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

A new survey conducted by Allegheny CleanWays reports that Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County has 486 illegal dump sites. According to the survey, some of the dumps contain 350 tons of trash, including more than 10,000 tires. Most of the sites, however, […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals Scramble To Find Alternatives To Medications As Drug Shortages Persist

July 2, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

Hospitals and ER departments nationwide are coming up short when they need drugs such as morphine. “So many substances are short, and we’re dancing every shift,” said Dr. James Augustine, a doctor in Cincinnati.” In other public health news: palliative […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

As Medicaid Costs Soar, States Try A New Approach

June 15, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

MINNEAPOLIS — Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits. She has had a toe amputated and suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, major depression, […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected

February 23, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

DENVER — One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Viewpoints: Even In The U.S., Extreme Poverty Takes Toll On Public Health; Medicaid Changes ‘Are Not Reform’

January 25, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and […]


Social Security, Social Services

4 Questions To Ask Yourself As You Plan For Retirement

January 8, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible. There are a lot of important questions to answer. […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities and Small Businesses – A Green Partnership in the Making

December 26, 2017

Via: Triple Pundit

Historical data shows that small businesses typically balk at the upfront costs and perceived risk of implementing energy-saving initiatives. While small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consume 40 to 50 percent of the nation’s energy and more than three in 10 […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Children’s Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded — For Now — In Bill

December 22, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

The bill passed by Congress late Thursday to keep most of the federal government funded for another month also provided a temporary reprieve to a number of health programs in danger of running out of money, most notably the Children’s […]