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Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018, Report Finds

More journalists were killed, imprisoned and held hostage in 2018 than the year before, according to the latest annual report from Reporters Without Borders. In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed. Reporters Without Borders — known as RSF, for its French name, Reporters Sans Frontieres — released the report on Tuesday. RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said the violence against journalists ...

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Texas A&M Agrilife

Byron Chitwood, Hunt County Master Gardener, recommends starting a composting cage using chicken wire to contain fallen leaves, and adding nitrogen to the mix to help along the decomposition of the leaves.  But Byron says leaves can also simply be dumped into flower beds and gardens for mulch.

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Steven Falk still remembers the moment he first laid eyes on Lafayette, Calif., even though it was 28 years ago. He was driving there to interview for a job as an assistant to the city manager.

"I saw this amazing landscape of emerald-green hills and native oak woodland, with neighborhoods sitting in and among these verdant valleys," he says. "I loved it from the very first minute I got here."

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