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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...

Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion blocked by appeals court

Aug. 26, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California appeals court has blocked the expansion of Lake Tahoe’s famed Squaw Valley ski resort because the development plan fails to adequately address potential harm to air and water quality, as well as increased noise levels and traffic in the area. ...

New lawsuit says Vermont officials knew of ski resort fraud

Aug. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Top state officials knew that portions of a long-running plan to develop areas of Vermont’s northeastern corner were part of a Ponzi scheme, but did nothing to stop the project's last phase, the construction of a hotel project at the Burke ski resort, a new lawsuit alleges. ...

Developers plan to revive historic hotel in Mississippi

Aug. 22, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Developers say they plan to revive and reopen a Mississippi hotel that was built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Groundbreaking for the renovation of the Eola Hotel in downtown Natchez is expected to take place in...

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces $190M expansion

Jun. 30, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced a 200,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project that will cost more than $190 million. It is expected to be completed in 2025. SmithGroup, an international architecture firm with an office in...

Montpelier shares power with enslaved people’s descendants

Jun. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

ORANGE, Va. (AP) — In a breakthrough culminating nearly 30 years of work at James Madison’s Montpelier, descendants of enslaved persons at a major national historic site for the first time will be co-equals in governing the place that held their ancestors in bondage. ...

Gaming board ok's construction of temporary Rockford casino

Jun. 25, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has approved the construction of a temporary casino in Rockford. However before the casino opens owner 815 Entertainment LLC must obtain the Gaming Board’s permission to operate and receive approval of the casino’s...

Casino tech: Even chips have chips at newest Vegas resort

Jun. 24, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even the chips have chips at the newest casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip. When Resorts World Las Vegas opens to guests and gamblers late Thursday, card players will bet with house chips implanted with sensors at tables that take cashless...