Dear EarthTalk: I understand that there are a number of bills before Congress right now that seek to turn over public lands to destructive commercial and recreational activity. What can be done to stop this assault on the land that belongs to all the people? — Astrid Cameron, New York, NY
STATE – It’s getting harder to buy gift cards in New Jersey, as the result of a 2010 law that changed the way the state treats unclaimed property.
A new report is adding fuel to a growing debate over the impact of deportations of illegal immigrants who have roots in communities and U.S.-born children. Between January and June of 2011, immigration officials deported more than 46,400 people who said they were parents of children who were born in the U.S. and therefore U.S. citizens, according to a new study for Congress prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
One sure sign that a politician is getting ready to run for national office is when a trip to Israel gets logged into the day planner. That kind of trip is almost a candidate requirement if a wannabe wants to be taken seriously because now a check mark can be placed in the ‘world exposure column’ on the political experience grid. No matter what he says, Governor Christie is going for the gold.
A witty update of the Brothers Grimm rendition of “Snow White,” what director Tarsem Singh’s satiric paean lacks in pacing it nearly ameliorates via elegant design and topnotch production values. And even if Disney’s Sneezy and Co. have been replaced by a new gang, Julia Roberts’s watershed portrayal of the evil queen is still nothing to sneeze at.
TRENTON – Authorities have arrested the reputed leader and two other alleged members of an organized retail theft ring that targeted approximately 70 Home Depot stores, primarily in New Jersey, but also in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia., Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Thursday.