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  • 'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.

    'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.
    As cities become more dense, finding new open space is proving a difficult task. Urban planners in several areas around Southern California believe we don't need to look any farther than our local freeways. The idea is to "cap" the freeway by building a...
  • Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1: Editorial

    Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1: Editorial
    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 real-...
  • In a word: littoral

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  LITTORAL With all respect to the Appalachian counties of...
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...
  • A Visit To Groton's Copp Property

    A Visit To Groton's Copp Property
    Ah, Groton. The hiking opportunities aren't exactly numerous. There's Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park and the Gold Star Bridge to get you to other hiking spots in other towns. Just passing through, Submarine Capital of the World. But after...
  • With so many laws, we could all be felons

    With so many laws, we could all be felons
    On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land

    Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land
    A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
  • Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant

    Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant
    Will Abberger, who managed the successful effort to pass Florida's Amendment 1, is our weekly champ. Champ: Will Abberger: He managed the successful campaign to win passage from Florida voters for the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. While...
  • Floridians hope election breaks gridlock

    Sen. Marco Rubio and fellow Florida Republicans stand to gain influence in the next session of Congress. Florida Democrats may lose some clout. Immigration reform faces even higher hurdles. But Everglades restoration is expected to benefit from...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....