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The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The spruce, hemlock and cedar trees of the Tongass have been a source of timber for the logging industry. CREDIT: Elissa Nadworny/NPR

U.S. Agriculture Department Moves To Expand Logging In Nation’s Largest National Forest

The proposal, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, comes in response to a request from the state, which wants to be fully exempted from a Clinton-era rule that limits road construction and timber harvesting in tens of millions of acres of national forest. Continue Reading U.S. Agriculture Department Moves To Expand Logging In Nation’s Largest National Forest

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Those On Social Security Will Get Less Than 2 Percent Cost-Of-Living Increase In 2020

The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this year, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2020 reverts to its pattern of moderate gains. Continue Reading Those On Social Security Will Get Less Than 2 Percent Cost-Of-Living Increase In 2020

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