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Croptober Is Going Up In Smoke Amid Wildfires

October usually heralds the harvest of outdoor cannabis plants, affectionately known as “Croptober.” But this fall, something more serious is in the air: smoke from the wildfires that are ravaging California and Oregon. Fires are clustered in Northern California’s “Emerald …

In Aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Residents Worry About Help

LAKE CHARLES, La. — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush’s family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the …

Origins Recalls Face Cream After Some Mold Found

Origins is voluntarily recalling one of its face creams after finding mold in it. The beauty products company said Monday that it found mold in several products from one batch of its Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing …

Mold Lurking in Sandy-Damaged Homes

Esther Tauscher stood outside her Staten Island home, leafing through boxes of family photos that had been steeped in storm water. She paused to point out life events – her honeymoon, holding her baby boy in a hospital bed. The …

Alaska City Declares High-Rise Unfit for Occupancy

An Alaska high-rise building has been declared dangerous and unfit for human occupancy. The city of Fairbanks has sent a letter to the owner of the Polaris Building to begin repairs by March or start tearing it down. The former …

Nebraska Nuns Sue Contractor After Mold Outbreak

A Christian sisterhood that spent $15 million to renovate their Nebraska monastery says the contractor they hired overcharged them and performed shoddy ventilation work that spawned a mold outbreak. Missionary Benedictine Sisters Inc. in Norfolk filed a lawsuit in federal …