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Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...

NJ kicks off Atlantic City's 1st supermarket in 15 yrs

Nov. 18, 2021 14:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It took nearly $19 million in public money and a government agency willing to step in where the private sector declined to tread, but Atlantic City will soon have its first supermarket in 15 years. The state-run Casino Reinvestment Development...

Fight over $400M grain terminal turns to 'corrupt zoning'

Nov. 10, 2021 16:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Descendants of people enslaved in Louisiana are seeking to keep a $400 million grain terminal out of their community by suing to abolish the land’s 1990 “corrupt rezoning” as industrial. That ordinance was pushed through as part of a Formosa...

Sand Valley resurrecting The Lido Golf Club in Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A classic old golf course — The Lido — is being resurrected 1,000 miles from the original with the assistance of a video game and GPS-guided tractors. The Lido at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin is perhaps the most ambitious project...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: Don’t be duped: Weaselly ‘green energy’ group tries to con Columbus voters out of $87 million Cons often come dressed in the most alluring ways. If Columbus voters are duped by the...

University of Kansas Native American art exhibit targeted

Sep. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A stolen panel from a Native American art installation at the University of Kansas has been recovered, just weeks after other panels in the exhibit were vandalized, police said Thursday. The panel from the “Native Host” exhibit was reported...

Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...

Civilian Conservation Corps legacy lives on in state parks

Sep. 25, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — America’s 20th-century “tree army” brought generations of citizens closer to nature’s wonders while enduring the nation’s greatest economic plight. If the political winds are favorable, new recruits might get the chance to repeat that effort...

Emails reveal conflict over Missouri LGBTQ history exhibit

Sep. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials. Museum Director...

Permit for oil refinery near national park still active

Sep. 14, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park will keep its construction permit active, even after it has faced delays and received two extensions. North Dakota environmental officials have determined Meridian Energy Group...