Dear EarthTalk: Why did 34 million wild sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year? The run had been declining for 20 years before now. — David B., Seattle, WA

NJ Snowbound After Storm

STATE — The season’s first major storm blanketed the state Sunday, with the deepest snow was recorded in Elizabeth, where 31 inches fell.

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Council President-Elect Plans Installation Reception

LINDEN – Council President-Elect James Moore is inviting supporters to attend his installation on Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 7-8 p.m. at Linden City Hall, 301 North Wood Avenue. Immediately afterward, there will be an installation reception at Amici’s III, 1700 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden.

Tax Season Starts on Time for Most Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the tax law changes earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced the upcoming tax season will start on time for most people, but taxpayers affected by three recently reinstated deductions need to wait until mid- to late February to file their individual tax returns.