| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California's second-largest Indian tribe could soon have its first casino under a deal signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The new compact allows the Karuk tribe to build and operate a gambling hall with up to 1,500 slot machines on a 10-acre...
| 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 1, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Anti-gambling activists and Native American tribes that own some of the largest casinos in the state were unable to stop state lawmakers from approving a new casino deal in Madera County earlier this year. Now, they’re hoping state voters will...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Perhaps in reaction to the heady, more innocent decade that preceded it, or as the result of a swollen population and unchecked growth, life in 1920s Fort Lauderdale became a little more wobbly, a bit more uncertain, characterized by great progress and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:56 AM
If you have a spare $1.4 million -- are you listening Mega-Millions winners? -- you can buy the abandoned North Carolina village that portrayed Katniss Everdeen's hometown in "The Hunger Games" movie. Henry River Mill Village was built in the early...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
The past is another country, or so goes the saying. In this wonderful and entertaining guide to what once was, author James Roman captures the heart and soul of an older New York. Museyon, the New York-based independent publisher, is known for its...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 1:32 PM
The toughest decision facing those who come here to enjoy the water is where to go and what to do first.
Anglers can fish for snook, sea trout, redfish and tarpon in the Indian River or in the St. Lucie River or they can fish for kingfish, cobia,...