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Emergency Crews Responding to Montana Train Derailment
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Emergency Crews Responding to Montana Train Derailment

BRIDGER, Mont. (AP) — An evacuation warning has been issued for residents near the small town of Bridger in south-central Montana after a train derailed, authorities said Saturday.Authorities said that about 15 cars derailed late Friday and that emergency responders from multiple agencies are at the scene about 45 miles southwest of Billings. Responders include some who specialize in flammable or poisonous material. BNSF Railway Co. workers are also among those responding.The derailment occurred about half a mile east of Bridger, which has about 660 residents.A photo posted by Carbon County authorities appears to show at least two derailed cars that are cylindrical and can carry some type of liquid.Officials have closed several roads in the sparsely populated area north of the Wyoming b...
Money Approved for States to Build Car-Charging Network
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Money Approved for States to Build Car-Charging Network

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation.The plans’ approval means $900 million can begin to flow to the states, which are tasked with using money from President Joe Biden’s huge infrastructure law to form the network of chargers across the nation. Building out a reliable and convenient network is critical to spur more adoption of the technology, which is itself key to reducing greenhouse emissions that cause global warming.The announcement came on the same day that Biden toured the North American International Auto Sh...
Vertical farming: A new form of agriculture
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Vertical farming: A new form of agriculture

Vertical farming: A new form of agriculture - CBS News Watch CBS News In downtown Jackson, Wyoming, a small plot of land, 30 by 150 feet, produces 100,000 pounds of produce a year, thanks to a farm that soars in the air. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the growing industry of locally-sourced vertical farms for urban communities. (Originally broadcast May 22, 2022.) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Business Highlights: Fed’s fight, Wall Street slump
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Business Highlights: Fed’s fight, Wall Street slump

___Powell: Fed’s inflation fight could bring ‘pain,’ job lossesJACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivered a stark message Friday: The Fed is determined to fight inflation with more sharp interest rate hikes, which will likely cause pain for Americans in the form of a weaker economy and job losses. “These are the unfortunate costs of reducing inflation,” Powell said in a high-profile speech at the Fed’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole. “But a failure to restore price stability would mean far greater pain.” Investors had been hoping for a signal from Powell that the Fed might soon moderate its rate increases later this year if inflation were to show further signs of easing. But the Fed chair indicated that that time may not be near.___Dow drops 1,...
Liz Cheney says “it’s the beginning the battle” ahead of Republican primary loss
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Liz Cheney says “it’s the beginning the battle” ahead of Republican primary loss

CBS News has projected that Harriet Hageman defeated Rep. Liz Cheney Tuesday night in the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large House seat. Ahead of the expected loss, however, Cheney suggested she's just getting started. Soon after she voted in Jackson, Wyo., Cheney told CBS News' Robert Costa that Tuesday's primary is "certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue to go on. And as a country, we're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat.""I feel very proud about all the work I've done together with the people of Wyoming over the last six years and really understand and recognize there's nothing more important than the defense of our Constitution," she said.  The Cheneys appear in Jackson@CBSNews exclusive pic.twitter...
Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban
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Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban

By REBECCA BOONE, Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway.Meanwhile, the Republican-led Idaho Legislature is asking for permission to intervene in the federal case, just as it has done in three other abortion-related lawsuits filed in state courts.“If allowed to go into effect, the Idaho law will cause significant irreparable harm, including to the public health of patients across Idaho,” Justice Department attorney Lisa Newman wrote in court documents filed Monday.The Justice Department sued Idaho last week over the state's strict abortion ban, saying it would force doctors ...
Wyoming and North Dakota abortion bans temporarily blocked by judges
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Wyoming and North Dakota abortion bans temporarily blocked by judges

Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions.A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women's health clinic and others who argued the ban would harm health care workers and their patients, while a North Dakota judge sided with the state's only abortion clinic, Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo.The Wyoming ban was set to take effect Wednesday. The North Dakota law was set to take effect Thursday. Meanwhile, West Virginia lawmakers moved ahead with a ban amid protests and dozens speaking against the measure.During hours of debate leading up to the 69-23 vote in the Republican-dominated Hou...
Wyoming abortion ban temporarily blocked by judge
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Wyoming abortion ban temporarily blocked by judge

A Wyoming judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state's abortion ban on the day it took effect, siding with a firebombed women's health clinic and others who argued the ban would violate the state constitution and harm health care workers and their patients.Lawmakers in West Virginia meanwhile debated an abortion ban, drawing an at times raucous crowd of hundreds to the state Capitol, where dozens spoke against the bill on the House floor.Wyoming's court action puts it among several states including Kentucky, Louisiana and Utah where judges have temporarily blocked implementation of "trigger laws" while lawsuits play out. Attorneys arguing before Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens, in Jackson, disagreed over whether the Wyoming Con...