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Biden’s Other Nuclear Option

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Biden’s Other Nuclear Option

For six weeks in early 2006, engineers drilled nearly 3,000 holes into the 499-foot-tall cooling tower at the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant outside of Rainier, Oregon, and filled them with 2,800 pounds of dynamite. Early on May 21, a 2.5-second explosion echoed through the surrounding hills. Cheers erupted from the dozens of anti-nuclear activists who had come to watch the demolition from across the Columbia River. The effort to topple Oregon’s nuclear industry had been years in the making. The Trojan plant, which came online in 1975, featured the largest reactor ever built. Twice in the 1970s, picketers blocked workers...

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Ignoring the entryway is easy but never a good idea

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Ignoring the entryway is easy but never a good idea

A messy look and a lack of practical storage can impact the entire home. Does any of this sound familiar? If that’s the case, you might need to plan a makeover. We have a bunch of great ideas and designs you could implement. They’re centered around the entryway organizer and they’re all simple projects which you can do yourself. Organizing and decorating the entryway can turn out to be pretty fun activities. DIY Entryway Organizers to Maximize your Storage Space 1. DIY Industrial Entry Bench Could your entryway use a bench? Of course, it could. Entryway benches are practical and...

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27 Free Sewing Patterns that use Flexible Foam Stabilizer

27 Free Sewing Patterns that use Flexible Foam Stabilizer

I love using flexible foam stabilizer in my sewing projects! It gives bags, baskets, pouches, and other items such a professional look. And it’s often just the right thing to make your purse or basket nice and sturdy. There are several brands of foam stabilizer that I like. I have found only small differences between them except for the fact that some are fusible and others are sew-in. I prefer to work with sew-in foam stabilizer because I don’t like how fabric fused to stabilizer sometimes gets wrinkles, so I’d rather just sew and quilt the fabric and foam together....

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Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communitie

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Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communitie

s Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging from faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the job creation that comes with it, which has a novel solution for identifying, developing and profiting off of building upgrades in low-income communities —...

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Alegria De La Cruz and her family were walking home from a Santa Rosa park when they saw the Black Lives Matter demonstrators coming up Sonoma Avenue.

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Alegria De La Cruz and her family were walking home from a Santa Rosa park when they saw the Black Lives Matter demonstrators coming up Sonoma Avenue.

It was a balmy Saturday evening in June 2020. De La Cruz, the daughter and granddaughter of labor activists, felt right at home among the marchers. But her 13-year-old son, Ome, was less at ease. Picking up on tension between the police and protesters, he turned to his mother. “We gotta go,” he said. “This isn’t going to be safe.” There were families and children among the protesters. “Do they look dangerous?” she asked him. They did not, Ome answered. She told him about the strikes and protests her parents and grandparents had been a part of. “Imagine that’s your...

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