Proposed EPA regulations aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants and new plants by as much as 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. If they survive a year of public comment, these regulations will be the biggest single step by the U.S. against climate change. WORLD +2
City officials took $5 million
alloted to neighborhood projects five years ago to cover a debt, but they can’t pay it back in 2015 when they said they would. Only $1 million has been given back and the neighborhoods won’t see any more repayment until 2017 because the city doesn’t have to do it. CINCINNATI -2
Seattle City Council passed an ordinance this week to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.
Businesses have up to 7 years to raise their wages to what will be the highest in the nation. WORLD +1
Local restaurateur Jeff Ruby will donate the $7,500 reward money he offered in the search for Brogan Dulle to a scholarship for Brogan’s brother to attend UC. Ruby also reportedly offered another of Brogan’s brothers a job at one of his restaurants and may also donate an additional $2,500 to charity for the woman who made the 911 call when Brogan was found. CINCINNATI +1
The NRA actually called out a group called Open Carry Texas for using the second amendment to “draw attention to themselves in public” when they tried to carry their long barrel guns at Chili’s and Sonic restaurants. OCT threatened to withdraw complete support from the NRA. WORLD +1
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