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Colorado buys natural gas vehicles for facilities with no nearby fueling stations


Colorado has so far spent $8 million in taxpayer money on nearly 240 compressed natural gas vehicles, with dozens of them stationed in places where there is no compressed natural gas filling stations, has learned.And the state expects to buy more CNG vehicles, costing $7,000 to $11,000 more than comparable gasoline-fueled vehicles, in the 2015 fiscal year. Many of them are destined for state facilities that also have no current CNG filling station nearby, state records show.

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 Stamps prompt teachers to boycott office-supply store


The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country’s largest teachers unions, has called for a boycott of Staples, an office-supply store. Why? Because Staples now sells stamps.Terrifying, I know. The U.S. Postal Service plans to expand its nefarious stamp-selling scheme to Staples’ 1,500 stores, and innocent American citizens wishing to send letters and postcards will now have the option of buying stamps from people who don’t belong to the American Postal Workers Union, if they choose not to buy stamps at the post office.

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In the hole: Minnesota residents, businesses charged monthly fee to fix city streets

You quickly get a clue about the scope of Duluth’s street repair problem by logging onto the city website. People who click on the “Duluth Progress” tab to view a list of street-improvement projects soon run into a dead-end link. A “404” error message pops up on the face of a “Do Not Enter” wrong-way sign — at the time of this writing, Friday afternoon. No wonder many Duluth taxpayers have communicated their own “404” error message to the city over a new street improvement fee on August utility bills.

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