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Feb 9, 2016

Floods in the UK Blamed on EU Water Policy

The widespread flooding experienced in towns and cities in the County of Cumbria in North West England in late December is in large part due to the United Kingdom's adoption of European Union envir

Feb 9, 2016

Indiana Lawmakers Propose Excise Tax Hikes for Road Funding

Indiana lawmakers are proposing to hike the state’s excise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes to generate more money for road construction and repair.

Feb 9, 2016

West Virginia School Board President to Start Homeschooling Children

During a regular meeting of the school board in Tyler County, West Virginia, board President Bonnie Henthorn announced she was withdrawing her children from the government-operate

Feb 9, 2016

Maryland Governor Proposes Tax Relief, Spending Reductions

Unveiling his budget priorities for fiscal year 2017, newly inaugurated Maryland Gov.