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Restoration of North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park nears

Nov. 28, 2021 09:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of an effort to restore North Pond in Chicago's largest park hope to reach their fundraising goal and begin work by early next year. The Chicago Tribune reported that North Pond in Lincoln Park is drying up due to eroding banks and algae...

UNLV student who collapsed after charity boxing event dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old UNLV student has died several days after collapsing and being hospitalized shortly after participating in a Nov. 19 charity boxing match. Nathan Tyler Valencia's death Tuesday was announced Friday on Twitter by the university. “Our...

Nonprofit is new owner of Kauai's last Hawaiian fishpond

Nov. 27, 2021 13:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai nonprofit now owns the island's last remaining Hawaiian fishpond thanks to a private donation and the Trust for Public Land. The 102-acre Alakoko Fishpond dates back 600 years. Its owners put the property on the market for $3 million, Hawaii...

State loan helps Cape Cod child care center grow

Nov. 27, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod child care center is getting a $350,000 state loan that will help it expand to address a critical shortage of care in the region by providing care for an additional 65 children. The loan from MassDevelopment, the state’s development...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:33 PM EST

(Columbia) The State. Nov. 23, 2021. Editorial: Ending tenure at South Carolina’s universities will harm students Academic freedom isn’t some new concept in this country. In 1819, however, when former President Thomas...

Christmas events planned for Tennessee Residence, Capitol

Nov. 24, 2021 04:11 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual Christmas celebration at the Tennessee Capitol will take place next Monday and tours of the governor's mansion begin Dec. 10, according to an announcement from Gov. Bill Lee and first lady Maria Lee. Christmas at the Capitol is a free...

Gov. Pritzker signs new Illinois congressional map into law

Nov. 23, 2021 20:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois' new congressional district map into law Tuesday, formalizing political boundaries drawn to help Democrats in next year's midterm elections, when Republicans are well positioned to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives....

In overtime, Dempsey Challenge reaches $1.5 million goal

Nov. 23, 2021 18:03 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Dempsey Challenge has reached its $1.5 million fundraising goal, garnering $200,000 more than any previous year despite the coronavirus pandemic decreasing participation. The bike-and-run fundraiser in September raised a record $1.3 million...

Abramovich hosts Israeli leader, antisemitism action praised

Nov. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised on Sunday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders' platform to campaign against antisemitism. The small event, attended by about 50 people, was the first time...

Sailing through winter solstice launches in Carroll Creek

Nov. 21, 2021 09:04 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With sailboats taking over Carroll Creek, a unique holiday tradition has returned to downtown Frederick for its sixth year. About two dozen sailboats were launched in the creek on Saturday as part of the annual Sailing Through the Winter Solstice...