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31 bodies, some decomposing, found at Indiana funeral home

The Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center is shown in Jeffersonville, Ind., Saturday, July 2, 2022. Police are investigating after more than 31 bodies, some decomposing, were found inside the southern Indiana funeral home the day before. (Joseph Cooke/Courier Journal via AP) JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating after more than 30 bodies, some…

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Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish

Trout, approximately 12-months old, are checked of size at a trout farm in Seymour, Ind., Wednesday, June 29, 2022. White Creek Farms of Indiana produces about 18,000 pounds of trout annually. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) By CASEY SMITH Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When drastic increases in food costs spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Justices urge lawmakers to allow more public access to rivers

PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the public has no right to boat, fish or swim in small rivers that flow across private property, but two justices are urging the General Assembly to change that law. “The legislature should redefine navigability to be more inclusive because that…

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Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights early Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.4 million travelers at airport checkpoints on…

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Inflation arrives at a bad time for Democrats

David Shribman WAUSAU, Wis. — The reminder, every time they drive down the street, of how high gasoline prices are. The delays in home construction and renovation because of supply-chain disruptions. The hike in the cost of a summertime respite at the lake. The ripple effects of a 5.4% increase in the price of dairy…

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On the moo-ve with Clavin Dairy Farm

A visit with 3rd generation dairy farmer, Leanne Casner Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer ROSAMOND, Ill. — Leanne Casner, a third generation dairy farmer, is right at home with her Holstein dairy cows….all 200 of them.  She is not your typical dairy farmer by standard. She’s a mother of two girls, a wife and takes care…

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Asian chili-garlic sauce punches up pork burgers for July 4

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street For this year’s Fourth of July cookout, update long-held traditions with globally inspired flavors — starting with the burger. This recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, is loosely based on a Filipino “chori” burger. It’s a spiced chorizo patty topped…

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Transform your salad into a meal with layers

Lynda Balslev A salad that calls itself a substantial meal is not a floppy affair. Greens are certainly welcome, if not prolific, but a main-course salad is more than ruffled lettuce leaves. The key to a satisfying salad is to add layers of ingredients that contribute heft and texture — to create a dish that…

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EU prepares emergency plan to do without Russian energy

PRAGUE (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm on Friday pledged to draft an emergency plan this month aimed at helping member countries do without Russian energy in the wake of the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the initiative would build on EU moves to ditch Russian coal,…

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Is ‘learn now, pay later’ just another student debt trap

ANNA HELHOSKI NerdWallet Buy now, pay later financing options are increasingly being offered by for-profit credentialing schools and boot camps. The “learn now, pay later” concept is appealing, and students are already familiar with the name brand companies since buy now, pay later is ubiquitous within online retail. But are these just risky loan products…

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