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November 14, 2012

Evening News Brief | Student workers at Hershey facility win back wages

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Carnegie Museums receive $1 M grant

PITTSBURGH — The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have received a $1 million grant to upgrade technology and improve multi-media presentations in galleries.

The museums say in a release Wednesday that the grant came from the Carnegie Corp. of New York.

The one-year initiative will expand networks at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

A total of 1.3 million people viewed exhibitions and special events through the museums in 2011.

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Advocates say spending cuts would hurt Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY — Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon.

Without a deficit reduction agreement, across-the-board spending cuts will kick in Jan. 1. Leaders of advocacy groups said Wednesday that would mean an 8.2 percent reduction in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-year program dealing with some of the region's top ecological threats such as invasive species and toxic pollution.

The program received $300 million this year. The cut presumably would reduce it to $275 million in 2013.

Joel Brammeier of the Alliance for the Great Lakes said slashing the restoration program would damage the environment and the regional economy, including the fishing and tourism industries.

 

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