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Why photo IDs won't stop food stamp fraud
Governing
It won't stop most fraud and it will cost too much. That's the conclusion of an Urban Institute policy brief that assesses states' efforts to require food stamp recipients to present a photo ID when buying food.
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States outpacing feds in safety regs for fracking
The Hill
The Department of the Interior recently introduced a rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands to much fanfare. Stating the need to update 30-year-old regulations, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell characterized Interior's action as taking the lead and giving the states an example to follow.
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Obama links climate change to public health risks
MSNBC
President Barack Obama is making the case that tackling climate change is more than just an issue of cutting carbon emissions — it's also about protecting public health.
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Here's how the US plans to prevent another huge offshore oil spill
ThinkProgress
Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration announced new rules aimed at preventing a similar spill from happening again.
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Federal agency wants to cap big rig speeds to fix tire issue
Claims Journal
The nation's highway safety chief says his agency will push for quick action on a regulation requiring electronic speed limiters on big rigs. It may also contact states about speed limits that are higher than commercial truck tires are designed to handle.
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Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster
The Associated Press via Santa Cruz Sentinel
About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
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Cellphones as earthquake early warning devices? Scientists hope so
Emergency Management
Add this to your smartphone's many functions: In the near future it could help save lives by warning that a powerful, distant earthquake is about to shake the ground.
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Prosecutors express 'safety' concerns about prison reform bills
Lincoln Journal Star
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and the state's county attorneys say they have serious concerns about prison reform and sentence changes in bills being debated. The prosecutors have particular distress about two bills that reduce sentences.
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Colors to signify food safety: County to begin new placard system for restaurants
San Mateo Daily Journal
Restaurants in the county will be required to post either red, yellow or green placards to signify whether they have passed a food safety inspection depending on a Board of Supervisors vote. The new placards are meant to be a simple way for the public to see how a restaurant has scored on their food safety inspection.
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Arkansas officials warn about possible exposure to hepatitis A at Subway
Food Safety News
The Arkansas Department of Health is warning the public about possible exposure to hepatitis A after a Subway employee in Morrilton, Arkansas, tested positive for the virus.
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