Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.
- Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich said if elected he would work to end hydraulic fracturing operations in the state.
- Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is looking for new investments as it continues to do well as one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world.
- Home values in Anchorage, Alaska, are down from the previous year. Officials said it’s too early to say if the drop will mean higher taxes.
- Remediation on the Kopeopeo Canal in New Zealand has begun with workers dredging contaminated sediment from the canal.
- Five sites in Martinsville, Virginia, tested negative for contamination. City officials want to redevelop the sites, and the testing was the first step.
- North Carolina residents said at a recent public hearing that they do not want to pay for costs connected to cleaning up the state’s coal ash sites.
- An oil spill in the East China Sea has spread for hundreds of miles following a collision between an oil tanker and another freighter.
- The managing director of Miami’s EB-5 regional center resigned in the midst of big changes to the center by city officials.
- Thanks to a big jump in commercial property values, homeowners in Charlotte, North Carolina, could see their own property taxes drop.