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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

  • Can uranium mining on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park generate enough economic activity to offset any potential contamination of the watersheds that drain into the national park and the Colorado River?

    Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake thinks so.

    The Republican was on the winning side Tuesday when the House Appropriations Committee held

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

  • Errors are part of life.

  • The Polynesian voyagers who crossed the Pacific landed first on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Their settlements spread up the west coast, where they thrived on the bounty of the sea and the rich volcanic soil of the uplands, reaching a peak population estimated at about a million.

  • With all the drama surrounding the White House negotiations to raise the nation's debt limit without doing further damage to the country's fiscal profile, legislation still working its way through the House of Representatives understandably takes a backseat.

    But as crafted, the proposal concerning Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Interior Department stands to do more than a little harm to the N

Monday, July 11th, 2011

  • It likely will be the weekend before traffic can traverse Lassen Volcanic National Park, as deep snow continues to cover portions of the main road, according to park officials.

    Park Superintendent Darlene M.