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BioBlitz Nature Discovery Walk coming to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The LaSalle Public Library will be hosting a nature walk at a park in Ottawa on Saturday. The BioBlitz Nature Discovery Walk will be held at Catlin County Park from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Adults and families are invited to experience nature close up in this free event that is ...Read more

Asian Carp Rebranded to “Copi” in Illinois

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — If “invasive carp” doesn’t sound appetizing, how about a plate of copi? The state of Illinois is unveiling a market-tested rebranding campaign to make the fish appealing to consumers. Four species imported from Asia decades ago now infest the Mississippi and ...Read more

Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan; Kills 1,000

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Afghanistan’s state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country’s east, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more. Wednesday’s quake was one of the deadliest in decades. Officials warned that the ...Read more

Biden Calls on Congress to Suspend Gas Tax

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden is preparing to call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It’s a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. Administration ...Read more