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  • 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 gas industry and strengthening her argument to voters that her seniority is an asset.
  • 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...

    Charlene Donchez Mowers: Group preserves Bethlehem's past while anticipating future

    In April 1993, more than 250 years after Moravian settlers founded Bethlehem, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites was formed by Burnside Plantation, Historic Bethlehem Inc. and Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, joining together. The Moravian Museum of...

    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...

    Severe drought? California has been here before

    Severe drought? California has been here before
    The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades. Drought has settled over the...