Western Reserve Land Conservancy

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Sept. 12:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 5:

  • Akron voters to decide moving primary election;
  • Tennessee-based company to operate closed Massillon health center;
  • Two icelandic air careers cancel flights from Cleveland;
  • Two-tiered housing exists in Cleveland after financial crisis;
  • Toldeo police get new body cameras;
  • Metro RTA announces new executive director;
  • Cooling stations open amid heat wave;

Akron voters to decide moving primary election

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The outline of President Trump’s 2018 budget is out – and it eliminates the $300 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which finances environmental projects all over the region.

Trump’s budget calls for a 31 percent decrease in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency – the biggest cut of any agency.  In addition to cutting 3,200 employees, the proposal eliminates funding for other projects – including Chesapeake Bay restoration and climate change research.

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WESTERN RESERVE LAND CONSERVANCY

A new report by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy shows the number of home foreclosures in Cuyahoga County continues to drop.

Property values in the county peaked in 2006 and then plummeted due to the effects of the recession.

The report also shows that recovery in the housing market has occurred at an uneven rate, especially in Cleveland’s east side.