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The Sawtooth National Recreation Area near Stanley, Idaho. A federal judge has ruled that work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular central Idaho tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley. CREDIT: Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP

Judge Says Work Can Begin On Contested Central Idaho Hiking-Biking Trail

Work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley, a judge has ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale late last week rejected a request by the owners of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch to halt construction of the 4.4-mile trail for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and snowmobilers. Continue Reading Judge Says Work Can Begin On Contested Central Idaho Hiking-Biking Trail

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Anne Schauer-Gimenez (from left) Allison Pieja and Molly Morse of Mango Materials stand next to the biopolymer fermenter at a sewage treatment plant next to San Francisco Bay. The fermenter feeds bacteria the methane they need to produce a biological form of plastic. CREDIT: CHRIS JOYCE/NPR

Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

If civilizations are remembered for what they leave behind, our time might be labeled the Plastic Age. Plastic can endure for centuries. It’s everywhere, even in our clothes, from polyester leisure suits to fleece jackets.

A Silicon Valley startup is trying to get the plastic out of clothing and put something else in: biopolymers. Continue Reading Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

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Candi and Estela Reyes shared memories of their father during a 2012 StoryCorps interview in El Paso, Texas. CREDIT: Anaid Reyes/StoryCorps

‘He’s In Our Soul’: Sisters Remember Their Dad’s Legacy On Father’s Day

“Very formidable. Very strong-willed. Very commanding figure. His nickname was el canillón — the big-wristed man,” Estela Reyes said. “I remember being a little kid — Papi just reaching down and lifting me up like I was tissue paper, this delicate little weightless thing.” Continue Reading ‘He’s In Our Soul’: Sisters Remember Their Dad’s Legacy On Father’s Day

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Commission Recommends Major Overhaul Of Washington Sentencing Laws

Washington’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission, tasked with promoting accountability and equity in sentencing, has adopted a report to the state Legislature that urges lawmakers to consider two options for modernizing the grid with the twin goals of simplifying sentencing and increasing judicial discretion. Continue Reading Commission Recommends Major Overhaul Of Washington Sentencing Laws

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