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  • Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1

    Lawmakers must heed voters  on Amendment 1
    Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of "yes" don't you understand? Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's...
  • The Harbor Report: As tide rolls out on 2014, a look back

    It's that time of year again, and like the tide that rolls in and out methodically, I was able to complete my weekly columns one after another. Over the last five years, we are now at 195. That's a lot of water coming in and out of our harbor, and I again...
  • Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus

     Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus
    The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999. Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration. In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
  • First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week

    First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week
    The winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack will take place next week, state officials said Tuesday, eager for any signs of relief from one of California's worst droughts in a century of record-keeping. The snowpack is crucial to...
  • Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard

    Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard
    A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard? You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
  • Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation and other company news

    Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation and other company news
    Second Harvest receives donation from Susquehanna Bank Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and NEPA, along with The Central PA Food Bank, Greater Berks (County) Food Bank, Philabundance, The Weinberg Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Mountaineer Food...
  • Sierra snowpack one-third of normal, despite storms

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The first direct winter measurement of California's snowpack on Tuesday found water content only one-third of average showing that the state has a long way to go to recover from the drought. Snow surveyor Frank Gerhke hiked through 2...
  • Sierra Nevada snowpack levels are greater than a year ago

    Measurements of Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday showed more snow than surveyors recorded a year ago. But state water officials said it was far from enough to signal a potential end to California's continuing drought. "Although this year's survey shows...
  • Capitol Hill Californians will push for drought legislation again

    WASHINGTON Another year, another California water fight. This week, as the 114th Congress commences, lawmakers prepare to revive anti-drought proposals that divided the state last year. Tactics and strategies are still being crafted and the outcome is...
  • Snow owls swoop in, gray wolves protected in 2014

    The final acts of 2014 have been performed, the last chapters are committed to history. As a conservation community, it's important to know where we are and were as we consider where we're going. Here's a look at select hunting, fishing, conservation...