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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...

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...