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Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil. The aging baby boom generation helped inch up the median age in the United States last year from 37.5 years to 37.6 years, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau. But a ...

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Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

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 Curtis Tate | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local officials. Washington state gave its railroads, including BNSF, the largest hauler of crude oil by rail in ...

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EDITORIAL: Stamp ‘Denied’ on oil trains’ secrecy requests

Grand Forks Herald Staff Fewer people would die on American highways if the U.S. government reimposed its nationwide 55 mph speed limit. But there’s no move in Congress to do so; and if anything, the trend among states is in the other direction. (On July 1, the speed limits on rural interstates in both Idaho and Wyoming will be raised ...

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George Takei takes notice of solar road enterprise

By Scott Maben | The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wa. When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success. George Takei, who portrayed Sulu on “Star Trek” and has more than 8 million followers on social media, plugged a North Idaho couple’s idea for transforming roads, sidewalks and parking lots into solar surfaces. ...

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