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  • Pullman collects nearly $8 million in donations before Obama visit

    Pullman collects nearly $8 million in donations before Obama visit
    Residents fighting to preserve the Pullman neighborhood cheered President Barack Obama in Chicago on Thursday as he designated the factory district a national monument after an announcement of nearly $8 million in local donations to support site projects....
  • Fourth-graders and families to get free access to national parks

    Fourth-graders and families to get free access to national parks
    President Barack Obama, during a visit to Chicago on Thursday, will announce that all fourth-graders and their families will get free admission to national parks and other federal lands for a full year. Called "Every Kid in a Park," the White House said...
  • Snail's pace approach endangers America's energy resurgence

    There's something for everyone to criticize in the Obama administration's latest offshore energy plan. The leave-it-in-the-ground crowd fumes over the Interior Department's move to consider oil and natural gas exploration in the Atlantic. Others, like...
  • State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst

    State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst
    A habit the Elmhurst Park District has of updating an aging playground in one of its parks every year might have to be modified if a $400,000 state grant doesn't come through. A review of discretionary spending by Gov. Bruce Rauner means the matching...
  • Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski used her speech before state lawmakers Wednesday to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil. Murkowski, chair of the Senate energy committee and...
  • Horses rounded up in Wyoming to be offered at BLM adoption

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to adopt out around 50 of the approximately 1,250 wild horses it rounded up from western Wyoming rangelands last year, in the first such adoption event held in the state since September. The horses range...
  • State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review

    State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review
    On Jan. 3, in the twilight of his term, then-Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $26 million in state grants would be awarded to 75 local park projects across the state. The grants included $400,000 to renovate a Lake County aquatic facility, another $400,000...
  • BLM releases draft EIS on proposed gold mine near Ely

    Federal land managers are accepting public comment through March 30 on the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed gold mine about 50 miles west of Ely. Midway Gold US Inc.'s proposed Gold Rock Mine in White Pine County would be constructed...
  • Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

    The Alaska Legislature isn't pausing for the holiday Monday. The docket in Juneau includes House subcommittee meetings devoted to two pieces of Gov. Bill Walker's budget that have garnered attention — Medicaid expansion and a proposal to...
  • Free fun for Presidents Day weekend

    Free fun for Presidents Day weekend
    It's a BOGO! This long weekend we're celebrating two holidays with Valentine's Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday. For a change, I'm suggesting we forgo shopping and sales and get out and enjoy some free fun in the South Florida sun. In...
  • BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a final decision Friday that it said will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The decision is a shift from the alternative that BLM had...