EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama called for a million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015. How likely is it that we’ll attain that goal? — Jerry Mitlitski, Salem, OR

Writer’s Block: Independence Now!

How did our grandparents and parents know? How did most of us know? I’m talking about that time when we first realized that we were independent. Most middle aged adults I know were expected to walk themselves through a maze of daily responsibility and decision making until one day they reached the goal that is commonly referred to as adulthood.

Shred Day Event Helps Public Fight Identity Theft

ELIZABETH— To help kick-off this year’s National Consumer Protection Week, local officials from the United States Postal Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be helping residents safely dispose of unwanted records and documents at a free public Shred Day on Saturday, March 5.