| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:42 AM
JUDY GAP, W.Va. - North Fork Mountain is special.
It ranks right up there with other iconic West Virginia landmarks: Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods, New River Gorge and Gauley River.
Peregrine falcons nest here and hikers can look down on vultures and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A Central Valley Indian tribe has earned the right to build a new casino with 2,000 slot machines near the city of Madera, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.
Brown’s action permits the North Fork Rancheria of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate gave final approval to a controversial new tribal casino that divided Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento and could reshape the future of gambling in California.
The 22-11 vote, which split members of both parties,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate, said he supported the Supreme Court’s ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage in California, and said that same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights and...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:42 PM
While plans to transfer the animal disease laboratory on Plum Island to Kansas are moving ahead, it's less likely that selling the island will help pay for the new laboratory, as Congress had hoped when it passed a law in 2008 calling for the sale....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown approved a plan for two tribes to open casinos away from their ancestral lands, a move that he said would create jobs and help local communities. But critics say the plan could lead to a massive expansion of gambling in California....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:11 AM
When you have what's become a de facto nature preserve barely 12 miles off Connecticut's Long Island shoreline, it's not much of a surprise that environmentalists in this state are pushing hard to keep the federal government from selling it to the highest...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:48 PM
If you ever want to witness the convivial qualities of beer, look no further than the Riverside Market Cafe. It's tucked away in the enchanted but rough-around-the edges Fort Lauderdale neighborhood known as Riverside Park. You drive over a bridge and...
| May 13, 2013
SPRINGDALE, Utah — There comes a moment when you step backward off a cliff, clinging to a rope the width of your pinkie, and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?"
It's inevitable. Fear of heights (and its close cousin, fear of falling) is as deeply...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) employed a little legislative arm-twisting to persuade lawmakers to pass a measure that would allow a Central California Indian tribe to open a casino just off a major state highway.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline.