| Nov 23, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Debt in Hampton
Once again, will the last person to leave Hampton please turn off the lights. For if the Hampton City Council continues to come up with costly, unneeded capital improvement projects, then the city is likely to wind up in bankruptcy...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:00 PM
I wasn't thinking about condors as I drove through the dusty foothills of Central California approaching Pinnacles National Park. The surreal scenery within Pinnacles, America's newest national park, was too distracting. Rocky spires and craggy buttresses...
| Nov 19, 2014
Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Re: The Nov. 12 editorial
By what convoluted thinking did the Editorial Board come to the conclusion that 250,000 Virginians are being harmed by having to replace inadequate health insurance policies with more robust policies? The...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Charles R. Morrison, a former Polytechnic Institute teacher who later joined the faculty of what is now the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville, died Nov. 2 at the Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Martins Home in Catonsville of cancer. He...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
John Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure whose writings of mystical enlightenment attained during lone treks in California's wilderness glorified individualism, saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:45 AM
National parks and forests across the country will waive entrance fees Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. For the first time, California state parks are waiving fees too. The connection between the healing powers the outdoors has on members of the military...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Yosemite Valley in the national park was a bright spot for fall colors this week, and travelers who go this weekend may be lucky enough to catch the tail end of peak colors.
Those hues are captured in Nicholas Barnhart's photo of Half Dome reflected...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Florida is back in circulation. Well, a new quarter honoring Everglades National Park is. It's the 25th of 56 planned quarters in the America The Beautiful Quarters Program.
This is the fifth and final new U.S. quarter for the year, and it debuts today....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Whether you're a novice camper or a wilderness expert, you'll probably agree that there is something peaceful and majestic about sleeping under the stars. Camping has always been a universally loved past time and warm summer months offer the perfect...