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  • Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids

    Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids
    We live in a beautiful state, but, according to this article from the Huffington Post, we also reside in a very pricey area for raising children.  Connecticut is listed as the 9th most expensive state, in terms of child care bills, housing costs and several other factors.
  • Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips

    Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips
    With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple? No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....

    Oregon investigates mysterious honeybee deaths along state highway

    PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Oregon agriculture authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of potentially thousands of honeybees along a highway, the second die-off of bees in the state in less than a year. Officials said on Wednesday that...

    Amid Detroit beating story, acts of racial reconciliation

    By now, everyone in Detroit has had an opportunity to show love for Steve Utash, whose beating by a mob after he stopped to help a child he struck with his pickup truck has sparked outrage. It's also fueled efforts toward racial reconciliation, though it...

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...