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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek ‘climate emergency’ declaration

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration to act ever more aggressively on climate change now that Democrats are in charge of Congress and the White House. A week after President Joe Biden signed signed executive orders intended to combat the worst effects of climate change, liberal lawmakers are urging him to go even further and declare a national emergency on climate change. Such a declaration would allow Biden to reinstate a ban on crude-oil exports and force companies to manufacture solar panels and other elements of the so-called green economy.last_img

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Report: Man Pinned Beneath Tractor For Hours

first_imgA man was injured after being pinned underneath a tractor in Dearborn County on Sunday afternoon.The accident occurred on Ewing Road in Moores Hill. A neighbor said the man was pinned underneath the tractor for three hours.The man was aircared to University of Cincinnati Hospital for injuries. The identity and current condition of the man has not been released.last_img

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Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

first_imgMOUNT DESERT — The rain was coming down in sheets, but that didn’t stop dozens of Hancock County swimmers from making the trip to Echo Lake over the weekend.Sam Alvarado repeated as the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim’s 1.5-mile winner Saturday morning with a time of 33 minutes, 36.05 seconds. The Ellsworth High School graduate finished over three minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.In second and third places, were Camden Holmes and Zain Fitzsimmons, respectively. Tying for fourth place were Kristy Barry and Emma Farnham, who finished with identical times of 38:19.80.Barry also won the 500-yard swim with a time of 6:44.54 Below is a list of the top-five finishers in both events.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text1.5-mile swimSam Alvarado, 33 minutes, 36 secondsCamden Holmes, 36:45.19Zain Fitzsimmons, 36:51.19(4T) Kristy Barry, 38:19.80(4T) Emma Farnham, 38:19.80500-yard swimKristy Barry, 6:44.54Lauren Joliat, 6:58.90Keith Chandler, 7:14.47Jim Goodman, 7:38.24Calvin Nelson, 7:59.24last_img read more