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  • Imperial Sand Dunes: paradise for just spinning wheels

    Imperial Sand Dunes: paradise for just spinning wheels
    When I set out for a trip to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, I hardly thought I would find myself with a group of Kuwaitis in the back seat of a Lexus LX470 as it slipped and slid across the sandy terrain. As the sand became thicker, I knew it was inevitable we'd get stuck in the largest stretch of sand dunes in California.
  • Tribes irked by slow start to US land buyback program

    WASHINGTON Is 10 years enough time to buy 10 million acres of land? Maybe not, at least for the U.S. government. Many of the nation's tribal leaders say the Obama administration is moving far too slowly with a massive plan to spend $1.9 billion to buy...

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad
    When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...

    Elderly Sisters Who Refused To Pay Their Taxes Won Victory For Equal Rights

    Elderly Sisters Who Refused To Pay Their Taxes Won Victory For Equal Rights
    GLASTONBURY — When many people reach their 70s, they retire from jobs, perhaps move to Florida or Arizona or spend their days taking care of their grandchildren. In the 1870s, the Smith sisters Abby and Julia were enjoying their golden years...

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver
    To a non-Alaskan unfamiliar with the harsh realities of living in remote corners of the nation's largest state, the proposed link of two small towns whose populations barely total 1,000 people may seem like a "road to nowhere." Unfortunately, former...