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Washington state's electric vehicle sales tax break to end
Energy
Published in 21-3-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend it stalled during the recent legislative session. The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with the state whichever comes first. That number hit 6,843 as of last week, according to the state departmen ...>>
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Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy
Energy
Published in 21-3-2018
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a measure into law Tuesday allowing those 18 and older to get pills, the patch and some other contrace ...>>
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Facebook crisis-management lesson: What not to do
Energy
Published in 21-3-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, assume responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say Facebook is 0-for-4. Facebook's two top executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, have gone radio silent since news broke on Friday that political co ...>>
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The Latest: Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines steps
Energy
Published in 21-3-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is admitting mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Zuckerberg is breaking more than four days of silence as he posts an update about the Cambridge Ana ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Energy
Published in 21-3-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Driver slumped over steering wheel before fatal crash in Garden Oaks
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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A driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, before crashing his pickup truck Tuesday near the intersection of Pinemont and T.C. Jester, police said.

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Police chase ends when suspect falls into swimming pool
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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Houston police used a helicopter to track an assault suspect running through the Heights early Thursday - a chase that ended when the man jumped over a fence, lost his balance and fell into a swimming pool.

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Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers’ night with Whataburger themed display
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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Is there any part of a Texan's life the restaurant chain's orange and white motif hasn't touched?

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'Medical episode' leads to fatal crash in Independence Heights
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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The driver of an 18-wheeler had what Houston police called a "medical episode" behind the wheel Tuesday morning, causing him to fatally crash his truck in a warehouse parking lot.

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Outdoor market offers local products, foods
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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The Market at Sawyer Yards is a fun, free event for the whole family that showcases up to 54 different local vendors. Each second Saturday of the month, the outdoor market is held at 1502 Sawyer St., Houston. Founder and Manager Mitch Cohen said he had been running the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights when he was asked to put together some plans for a new market at Sawyer Yards. He said h ...>>
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US law poses dilemma for dying vets seeking lethal drugs
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. But then the 73-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant learned that because he lives at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville the nation's largest retirement home for veterans ...>>
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Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected. These are just some of the discoveries reported by four international research teams Wednesday, based on observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft circling Jupiter. One group uncovered a constellation of nine cyclones over Jupiter's north po ...>>
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Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) "Failed leadership" at the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Obama years put patients at a major hospital at risk, an internal probe finds another blow to Secretary David Shulkin, who served at the VA then and is fighting to keep his job. The 150-page report released Wednesday by the VA internal watchdog offers new details to its preliminary finding last ...>>
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Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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PHOENIX (AP) An Arizona State University physics professor known for his work with the Doomsday Clock has been suspended from his job following sexual misconduct allegations. The school confirmed Wednesday that Lawrence Krauss is on paid leave while a review is conducted. Krauss did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. Buzzfeed first reported the allegations that date back a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Energy
Published in 7-3-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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