OLEAN — Heidi Strobl remembers instructing students who had to ride a bus to her class at Jamestown Community College in Olean — and after completing the fast, intense Workforce Readiness program those same students visited JCC in cars purchased with money from new jobs in the manufacturing sector.

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In mid-October, the wildlife one most often sees along the Allegheny River Valley Trail are industrious squirrels and chipmunks as they seek and gather acorns and seeds for the coming winter.

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing it for years or if you think you’ve never been sick from it — you should not wash chicken before cooking it, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top food safety official told a group of K-State students and faculty.

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October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month and the perfect time to make family meals a priority. Eating more meals together has a positive effect on both the nutrition and emotional well-being of the entire family. This month (or week), make it a goal to eat one meal together each day. If you’re in a single household, plan for some dinner parties or lunch dates with friends or coworkers.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

A tug of war over contested federal mineral royalty rates played out in the courts between energy groups and the Interior Department again last month. This time, a Wyoming court ruled in favor of the coal industry by partially blocking the 2020 launch of an Obama-era policy, known as the valuation rule.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Violent clashes erupted for a second consecutive night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the protests.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Beaten. Starved. Sexually assaulted. Chained. For the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials said Tuesday.