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The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Use Space Heater to Zone A Home?

By Angela D. Harris
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Flipping channels late one night, I found the solution to all my heating problems; at least that is what Richard Karn, a.k.a. Al Borland, and Bob Vila wanted me to think. Together the two took me on a 20 minute adventure as to why I should invest in an EdenPure Heater.
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Picture Worth Some Cringes

By Peter Powell
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As I was working on an end of year 2010 story about possible HFC refrigerant mandates, I remembered that many years ago when I was working on the old, now defunct RSC Magazine I was doing a story on the phase out of CFCs under the Montreal Protocol mandates.
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Let the Legislative Guessing Games Begin

By Kimberly Schwartz
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If you’ve been living under a rock to avoid the hopeful candidates who were flooding your mailbox and answering machine with political ads, it’s now safe to come out. Take a deep breath and let it out - the midterm elections are over.
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Don't Ask What You Don't Want to Know

By Angela D. Harris
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The votes are in and it’s decided; a majority of the nation is not too happy with the changes made by the White House thus far and they are hoping the large number of Republicans recently voted in will make them happier.
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Changes In Climate And Construction

By Peter Powell
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Whether or not you believe in global warming or any other such predictions, here’s the truth: More and more folks are accepting it.
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Sharing the American Dream with Illegal Immigrants

By Tim Fausch
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Whenever pro-amnesty groups would claim we need illegal immigrants to do the work U.S. citizens do not want to do, my blood would boil.

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Vote for Someone on Tuesday; Submit Your Company's Story

By Tim Fausch
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In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled to Las Vegas twice for construction trade shows. While there, I had to turn off the TV in my hotel room to escape the tidal wave of negative political ads.
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Do You Test for Trustworthy Techs?

By Kimberly Schwartz
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While visiting a contractor in Pennsylvania last week, I was told that it is getting harder than ever to find good technicians. But this contractor wasn’t worried about a lack of skilled workers.
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Secure Your Job - Learn a Trade

By Angela D. Harris
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Jobs are still hard to find in many regions of the nation, but according to CNNMoney.com, “enrollment at for-profit schools - a category that includes most trade schools - has jumped dramatically during the recession, to nearly 1.8 million students from about 365,000 in the last several years.”
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You Can't Pick Your Weather - Or Your Economy

By Kimberly Schwartz
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I only had one free Saturday morning in October to go raspberry picking. But on the morning that I had made plans to go, I woke up to the sound of rain.
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