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  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.

  • State seeks to move offenders into Southeast Texas 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:08 pm
  • HOUSTON - Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state's most dangerous.

  • Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • GILBERTSVILLE, Kentucky - Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Ohio-based outfit buys Maine's Cliff House 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:39 am
  • OGUNQUIT, Maine - An Ohio-based hotel group has purchased the historic Cliff House Resort & Spa on the Maine coast.

  • Invention loves collaboration at Milan show 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:00 pm
  • MILAN - Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture.

  • Fire destroys historic Shenandoah Alms House 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:35 am
  • MAURERTOWN, Virginia - Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm.

  • NJ towns grappling with rules for film crews 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:58 pm
  • MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey - Lights! Camera! Now, show us your permit.

  • Edible Schoolyards teach kids at 5 schools 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:10 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Waters wanted to do a service project for New Orleans. Now, the first Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School, just off Freret Street, is a lush and lovely space that just hosted the fifth annual Edible Evening fundraiser. And Green is no longer the only Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans.

  • Volunteers give ill boy dream bedroom makeover 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:06 am
  • GREENWICH, Connecticut - Seven-year-old Zach Libow excitedly ran up and down the stairs at his Crescent Road home on a recent Saturday, checking on the progress of his new bedroom.

  • Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:58 am
  • CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955.

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren.

  • Lincoln man preserves city's history in his home 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:05 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - He's filled his home with so many antiques and decorations - a champagne chiller from the Queen Mary, a silver bowl from the Titanic, his 20 trademark Christmas trees - that he's lost count of some of it.

  • Take a tour on Lake Washington 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A narrow two-lane road framing Lake Washington showcases many antebellum homes, some built as far back as the mid-1800s. While a handful have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, others have been passed down through generations and boast original chandeliers that once were fitted with candles.

  • NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The garden at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be open one day for self-guided tours.

  • Consumer science classes offer key life skills 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:20 am
  • FRANKLIN, Indiana - In one family and consumer science class, students learn how to cook nutritional meals that will help them prevent diseases such as diabetes.

  • 19th-century Loveland home on national register 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:10 am
  • LOVELAND, Colorado - A years-long effort to save a 19th-century Loveland house from demolition and then rehabilitate it has culminated with the home's placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • UW book highlights plants native to region 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:58 am
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming has produced a publication that gardeners in the state might find useful.

  • Muncie preservation officer has long wish list 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:16 am
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - Brad King's interest in historic preservation goes way back.

  • Miami Foundation seeks creative public space ideas 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:55 pm
  • MIAMI - The Miami Foundation is looking for creative and classic ways to repurpose public spaces across Miami-Dade County. So far submissions for the 2nd annual Our Miami Public Space Challenge include a disc golf course and a nonprofit fish restaurant that could train military vets and others in the food business. Also on the list are the ever popular community gardens, shaded parks and farmers markets.

  • Maine home for special needs adults gets $30K 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:56 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage is giving $30,000 from his contingency fund to help renovate a home for young adults with special needs.

  • Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:28 pm
  • These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much.

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

  • NY worker injured when hit by 900 lbs. of glass 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:50 am
  • WALLKILL, New York - Authorities say a 25-year-old man is hospitalized after nearly a half ton of glass fell on him while he was working at a Hudson Valley home improvement business.

  • Spring planting 2 weeks behind schedule 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:20 am
  • STRATHAM, New Hampshire - The late-season cold and snow has made it tough for spring planting.

  • U of I's Alma Mater will soon head back to campus 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:55 am
  • URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois' Alma Mater sculpture will return to campus next week after a year and a half away.