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Southwest upcycles airline seat covers into leather goods

Southwest upcycles airline seat covers into leather goods »Play Video
Southwest upcycles the leather covers from old seats into soccer balls and other leather goods.

Ready to be retired from service aboard a commercial plane, these Southwest airlines seats are being stripped and shipped to workers like Ron Butts.

He and his coworkers at Garten take the first step in upcycling some of Southwest's old leather seats: 43 acres of it, originally destined for landfills

Sandy Creek fire in Coos County 60 percent contained

Sandy Creek fire in Coos County 60 percent contained
Sandy Creek fire on May 26, 2015

Fire crews had a line around the Sandy Creek fire by Tuesday morning, with 28 firefighters continuing to work to shore up control lines and mop up the fire, the Coos Forest Protective Association said.