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Nov 30, 2015

Threatened Sucker Fish, Strangles Water Supplies

The Santa Ana sucker, a small, bottom-feeding fish residing in California’s Santa Ana River, is playing havoc with the region’s water supply, resulting in a group of cities and water districts aski

Nov 30, 2015

Risky Missouri Teachers Pension Plan Proves Investment Return Assumptions Matter

In Missouri, as in most states, teachers and other public employees belong to state-supported defined-benefit pension systems, which means when they retire these workers are guara

Nov 30, 2015

Kentucky Labor Unions Try To Slow Right-To-Work Momentum

Kentucky labor leaders are trying to slow the state’s momentum toward a right-to-work law that would let Kentuckians opt out of paying union dues.

Nov 30, 2015

Christopher Essex: Why We Distrust Climate Models Part 1

Today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast is the first of a two-part edition featuring Christopher Essex, Ph.D., Chairman of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climate at the World Federation o

Nov 30, 2015

Washington, DC-Area Parents Risk Jail Time to Give Their Children a Better Education

Two Washington, DC police officers are facing lawsuits from the city for committing residency fraud while trying to ensure their children received slots in a flourishing school ch

Nov 27, 2015

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Funding Charters

On September 4, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled by a 6–3 vote public charter schools are not eligible for state funding.