List by Category: National

Truckers Revolt in D-C

10.09.13 | Bob Price

If you'll be in Washington, D.C., this weekend, prepare to spend a lot of time staring at the back bumpers of tractor-trailers.  Several thousand truckers have pledged to spend Friday through Sunday slowing down traffic on the Beltway.  ...

Home Heating Price up this Winter

10.09.13 | Bob Price

It’s going to cost you more to stay warm this winter. The government expects 90 percent of U-S households will pay more for heat.  Homes that use natural gas for heat, about half of the nation, will see costs rise about 13 ...

Supreme Court opens for business Monday

10.04.13 | Bob Price

Workplace disputes and the reach of Obama-Care highlight the docket of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. The 9 most powerful judges in the country start another nine-month term on Monday.  In one case, the court ...

Plan to keep the Grand Canyon open rejected

10.04.13 | Bob Price

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has a plan to keep the Grand Canyon open during the government shutdown but the federal government is refusing to go along.  Brewer wants the state's signature national park re-opened and has even offered ...

Understanding the Health Care Exchanges

09.19.13 | Bob Price

As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges were mandated for people without insurance. Think of the insurance exchange as a supermarket. Just as there are multiple brands of peanut butter and jelly, this new health market will ...

Fracking's Impact on Air Pollution Minimal

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Hydro-fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of methane into the air.   The new study, mostly funded by energy interests, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. About 90 percent ...

Fracking poses little impact on air pollution

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Hydro-fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of methane into the air.   The new study, mostly funded by energy interests, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. About 90 percent ...

More than 2 million dehumidifiers recalled

09.13.13 | Bob Price

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 12 brands of dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards. At least 46 fires are believed to be linked to the dehumidifiers causing more than 2 million dollars in property damage.The CPSC ...

More Parents Opting Kids out of Standardized Tests

09.09.13 | Bob Price

"The opt-out” movement, as it is called, is small but growing. It has been brewing for several years via word of mouth and social media, especially through Facebook. It's unclear if things will change when the Common Core Curriculum and the ...

Motrin Infant Drops Recalled

09.09.13 | Bob Price

The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particles. The manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, is asking customers to stop using the infant ...

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