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  • Want to water your lawn after it rains or fill your pool? Fines could hit $600 under city's new rules

    Huntington Beach has entered the second level of the city's water management plan, adding to restrictions on residents and businesses in an effort to conserve. City Council members voted unanimously Monday to adopt an emergency ordinance that...
  • Last drought victims: Q&A on California senior water rights

    Farmers and other landowners who staked the earliest claims to California's water are last to suffer cutbacks at times of drought under the state's water-rights system. Now the dry spell has become so severe that even some of these 4,000 "senior water...
  • PETA honors Shiloh woman killed while rescuing opossum

    A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed by a regional commuter train while responding to a call about an opossum on the tracks. Fifty-eight-year-old Sandie Konopelski of Shiloh...
  • California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

    A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century. A senior water official told The Associated Press on...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    'Bad luck and God wasn't on our side,' al-Qaida underlings tell bin Laden in released papers Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their...
  • Community news: Sunset Hill Farm focus of meeting

    Community news: Sunset Hill Farm focus of meeting
    Sunset Hill Farm focus of meeting The Porter County Parks and Recreation Department will host a public meeting from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to discuss plans to upgrade public restrooms and create an outdoor...
  • New guidelines approved for emergency drought relief funding

    New guidelines approved for emergency drought relief funding
    Communities suffering from years of extremely dry conditions could receive their share of $19 million in funding to pay for bottled water supplies and drought-related projects under a new set of guidelines. The State Water Resources Control Board on...
  • USDA allocates $21 million to help farmers, ranchers battle drought

    USDA allocates $21 million to help farmers, ranchers battle drought
    A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $21 million to help farmers and ranchers in California and other states install new irrigation systems, plant cover crops and implement other water conservation practices, officials said Monday....
  • 8 states get new drought aid for farms, ranches

    Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the aid Monday. The assistance will go to...
  • Proposed state budget allocates $2.2 billion for drought response

    Proposed state budget allocates $2.2 billion for drought response
    As Californians prepare to confront the coming hot, dry summer months, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed more than $2 billion in additional drought funding Thursday as part of his revised state budget. The surge in funding comes mostly from Proposition 1, a $7....
  • Paul Johansen appointed as W.Va. wildlife resources chief

    A longtime Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist and manager has been named chief of the agency's Wildlife Resources Section. Paul R. Johansen has served as acting chief of the office since March. He replaces Curtis Taylor, who retired....