LOS ANGELES | Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

LOS ANGELES — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a bulldozer operator, then moved into remote … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. | Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash.  — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should they dare to cross it. “Everything from an … Continue reading SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. | Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

WASHINGTON | Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

WASHINGTON—January 24, 2019— From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it’s forcing them to cut workers’ hours and buy less from suppliers — measures that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

EMIGRANT, Mont. | US bans new mining claims on public land near Yellowstone

EMIGRANT, Mont.— U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As Zinke signed the mineral ban at an outdoor … Continue reading EMIGRANT, Mont. | US bans new mining claims on public land near Yellowstone

EMIGRANT, Mont. | New mining claims banned on prized land near Yellowstone

EMIGRANT, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As Zinke signed the mineral ban at an … Continue reading EMIGRANT, Mont. | New mining claims banned on prized land near Yellowstone

EMIGRANT, Mont | New mining claims banned on public land near Yellowstone

EMIGRANT, Mont  — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the area could be spoiled. Zinke signed the mineral ban at an outdoors ceremony in Montana’s Paradise Valley, with Emigrant Peak breaking … Continue reading EMIGRANT, Mont | New mining claims banned on public land near Yellowstone

WASHINGTON  | Trump’s demand for wall moves government closer to shutdown

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump’s demand for wall moves government closer to shutdown

WASHINGTON | House GOP approves Trump’s wall money as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House GOP approves Trump’s wall money as shutdown looms