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Board approves 1 step in moving Ole Miss Confederate statue

Dec. 6, 2019 6:19 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate statue would be moved from a central spot on the University of Mississippi's campus to a less prominent Confederate cemetery, under a proposal approved Friday by a state board. The cemetery is still on campus, but it's in a place few people walk or drive. The vote Friday...

Yellowstone looking at Wi-Fi upgrades for some buildings

Nov. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have unveiled a proposal from a company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the park’s developed areas. AccessParks, a wireless network company, has proposed upgrading internet infrastructure all over the park within buildings managed by Xanterra...

State fines town $75k for building seawall without permit

Nov. 8, 2019 8:53 AM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental officials have fined a town $75,000 for building a seawall without a permit. The state's Department of Environmental Protection says York violated the Natural Resources Protection Act when it continued to build a stepped seawall along Long Sands Beach after learning a...