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Wind to meet 20% US energy needs by 2030

Recognizing the importance of addressing the climate change crisis and reducing dependence upon foreign oil and gas, the US Department of Energy (USDOE) has launched an aggressive program aiming to meet 20% of America’s energy needs via wind by 2030. In conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the American Wind Energy Association […]

The Three Trillion Dollar War

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Linda J Bilmes have done an exhaustive study on the real cost of the Iraq war. The book goes into great detail the costs to other nations and the impact on the global economy as well. More importantly, it assesses the human cost in more […]

Governor's task force on helping returning veterans

From an email I received this morning – A task force appointed by Governor K. is holding Town Halls around the state to determine how existing programs can work together to support returning soldiers. The Portland meeting included several vets and family members who spoke to the difficulties in accessing support and getting employment. Representatives […]

Wounded soldiers become homeless waiting for benefits

The processing rate from DoD to VA varies around the country. Around here it is roughly four months but can take up to nine months in Hawaii. This story from Rawstory details how severely wounded veterans can lose their homes waiting for their benefits to be approved. Nearly 20,000 disabled soldiers were discharged in the […]

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