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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners — especially at smaller companies — in the position of needing to protect peace and productivity.

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SI Elder Law, LLC, owner and attorney Tiffanny H. Sievers has been re-elected to the Board of Directions of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The executive board members of the Illinois NAELA are considered by their peers to be the leaders in the field of e…

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B and A Travel Service in Carbondale was recently awarded the Golden Apple Award from tour operator Apple Vacations, a leading name in all-inclusive vacations to beach hot spots in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, according to a news release from the travel service.

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There's an opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters at the SIU Rec Center in Carbondale on Feb. 25 as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, according to a news release from Special Olympics Illinois.

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Farm Credit Illinois recently welcomed Bret Green as a vice president of financial services to the Marion regional office, which serves farm families and rural landowners in Alexander, Gallatin, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties.

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Cindy Parmley of JAMP Special Education Services has been recognized wiht the Champions for Children award from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children, according to a news release from Amanda Simhauser.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Tuesday significantly revised their income tax cut plan, proposing to drop the 4.25 percent rate to 3.9 percent over four years and no longer calling for the tax to be phased out entirely over decades.

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's assumptions for revenue from a minimum wage increase to $12 an hour and a new tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production on Tuesday, the first day of budget hearings.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sales double twice a year at the Toasters sandwich shop in downtown Salt Lake City when tens of thousands of plaid-shirted outdoor retailer representatives arrive in town for a massive industry trade show.