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Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

Nov. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park wildlife managers have found no evidence wolves killing each other. The Billings Gazette reports that the park's annual report on wolves says seven wolf deaths were recorded 2018, but none were wolf-on-wolf deaths and none...

Official: New York Times' fallout affecting local tourism

Nov. 11, 2019 9:26 AM EST

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — Controversy over one Florida county commission's response to being asked to pay for a digital subscription to the New York Times has spilled over into the local tourism realm. The Citrus County Chronicle reports people are cancelling trips to Citrus County and the repercussions are...

Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

Nov. 11, 2019 4:20 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee distillery that produces Jack Daniel's whiskey is once again teaming up with a military support group to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. For the ninth year, the distillery is working with the Armed Services YMCA for the "Operation...

Historical societies in Wisconsin towns seek new members

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The collection includes a typewriter from the train depot, a clock from the old post office, a wooden crate from the now-defunct Johnson Hardware and a yardstick from the former Deerfield Motor Co. There are trophies won by athletes at Deerfield High School when it competed in the...

Historic dam east of Salt Lake City 1 of 5 in poor condition

Nov. 10, 2019 11:26 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The window-like arches on the outside of the towering Mountain Dell Dam provide an artistic facade that fits with the natural beauty of the Utah mountain canyon where the century-old structure sits. The design's historical significance earned it a spot on the National Register of...

AP: Arizona has 16 dams rated high-hazard and in poor shape

Nov. 10, 2019 11:14 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An earthen dam that lies directly upstream from Fredonia near the Arizona-Utah border has long been classified as unsafe — repairs constantly delayed by lack of money. A breach during a severe storm would put hundreds of people in the town of 1,300 at risk of potentially...

Indiana State Museum to host exhibit exploring opioid crisis

Nov. 10, 2019 9:53 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Museum is planning to host an exhibition exploring the opioid crisis that aims to remove the stigma surrounding addiction. "Fix: Heartbreak and Hope Inside our Opioid Crisis" will showcase displays on the biology behind addiction, the history of health crises in...

Mississippi monument restored at Civil War battle site

Nov. 10, 2019 9:35 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi monument is being rededicated in a national park on a Civil War battlefield. A ceremony is taking place Monday in the Vicksburg National Military Park. The Vicksburg Post reports the Mississippi monument underwent a $75,000 restoration funded by the state and promoted...

IU art museum reopens after 3-year $30M renovation project

Nov. 10, 2019 9:33 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has reopened the Bloomington campus' art museum following a 3-year renovation that's opened up some of its workings to public view. The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened Thursday to the public following the extensive updates to the building's...

Civil War fort gives visitors close look at Union occupation

Nov. 9, 2019 10:34 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving visitors an inside look at the life of Union soldiers occupying a captured Confederate fort on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. Veterans Day weekend events at Fort Pulaski National Monument include reenactors taking on the roles of troops in...