- Couple creates purple martin habitat outside home in Scott Updated: Aug-01-15 7:08 am
SCOTT, Wisconsin - Ike Kumrow said there are three things anyone trying to successfully attract and maintain a purple martin population must keep in mind: "location, location and finally, location." Kumrow and his wife, Jan, have lived on their five-acre "little slice of heaven," about nine miles north of West Bend for nearly 55 years. But Ike has had an enthusiasm for purple martins for even longer. Growing up on a farm, he saw many of the birds and became passionate about them.
- UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century Updated: Jul-29-15 3:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.
- Bend's housing market too expensive for young people Updated: Jul-26-15 4:19 pm
BEND, Oregon - Melissa Glidewell describes life in Bend as "poverty with a view."
- Texas officials to vote on $1B for water projects Updated: Jul-20-15 7:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials will decide later this week whether to approve $1 billion in loans and financial help to fund future water projects across Texas.
- Number of 100-year-olds growing in Florida and elsewhere Updated: Jul-19-15 1:55 pm
SEABRING, Florida - More and more Floridians are living to age 100 and beyond.
- North Dakota holding limited pronghorn hunting season again Updated: Jul-16-15 10:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota hunters will be able to go after pronghorn in the Badlands this fall for the second consecutive year, after not being allowed to hunt the fastest land mammal in the U.S. for five years. They'll also be allowed to bag more of the animals commonly referred to as antelope, and in a wider area.
- LDWF numbers show Louisiana's anglers may be aging Updated: Jul-14-15 10:27 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Across the Sportsman's Paradise it's not unusual to see the bumper sticker, "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work," on the back of a pickup.
- In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites Updated: Jul-08-15 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.
- Report: Millions leave poverty, but not for the middle class Updated: Jul-08-15 3:05 pm
NEW YORK - The dramatic lurch of hundreds of millions of people from poverty since the millennium began has not resulted in a truly global middle class, a new report says.
- Over-65 population rate jumping in Ohio Updated: Jul-06-15 10:46 am
CINCINNATI - A new projection Monday forecast that 22 percent of the state's residents will be 65 or older in less than two decades.
- Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.
- Wyoming home to more minorities Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The number of customers at Little Mexico - a Casper store that sells colorful pinatas, first communion dresses and CDs of traditional brass band music - has grown since Irma Ruiz bought the business in 2000.
- North Dakota safe drinking water violations jump in 2014 Updated: Jul-02-15 3:15 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The number of major violations recorded in the North Dakota's public water systems increased almost 20 percent last year and has nearly quadrupled since 2008 with the rise in new systems serving the state's growing population, the state Health Department says.