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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 02, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Don’t be deterred from voting in Tuesday’s election by confusion, partisan sniping Yes, Ohio’s 2022 primary is a mess. The constitutionality of the congressional map guiding the May 3 primary U.S. House contests...

New trail at Lincoln birthplace designed to engage children

Apr. 27, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new trail designed to engage children and families in outdoor recreation has opened at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The Track Trail was dedicated last week and offers a series of self-guided brochures to make hiking fun, a...

Tourists must make reservations to visit iconic Hawaii site

Apr. 25, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Out-of-state visitors will soon need reservations to visit one of Hawaii's most recognizable natural sites. State land officials announced Monday the new policy for Diamond Head State Monument will take effect on May 12. The iconic ancient volcanic...

County grants approval for Amazon's helix-shaped HQ tower

Apr. 23, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board gave unanimous approval Saturday to Amazon's plans to build a unique, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second headquarters in northern Virginia. Amazon announced the plans in February 2021 for the...

Alabama's largest state park expanding near Birmingham

Apr. 23, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — New public access areas will be available later this year at Alabama's largest state park, which is growing with the purchase of more than 1,600 acres (647 hectares) of land in metro Birmingham. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources plans to...

Emaciated mountain lion cub rescued, treated at Oakland Zoo

Apr. 12, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An orphaned and emaciated mountain lion cub spotted by hikers in the San Francisco area was brought to the Oakland Zoo, where veterinarians have named her “Rose” and are trying to nurse her back to health. An initial exam indicated Rose had not eaten in...

Mississippi couple finishes 2,193-mile Appalachian Trail

Apr. 10, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Wayne and Margaret VanLandingham retired, they set their sights on hiking all 2,193 miles (3,529 kilometers) of the Appalachian Trail. The New Albany couple achieved that goal in March after hiking through 14 states in four seasons across all 12 months of...

Angels Landing permit system at Zion is open for business

Apr. 09, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A permit is now required to hike Angels Landing at Zion National Park. Some of the first people to hike it Friday with the new system in place said it was less crowded and felt safer. Susan McPartland, the park’s visitor use manager, said the reduced...

Body of Middleton doctor found in Iron County

Apr. 04, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

GURNEY, Wis. (AP) — The body of a missing Middleton doctor has been found in northern Wisconsin. Kelsey Musgrove had been hiking at Potato River Falls in Iron County and last had contact with people on March 26. The Iron County Sheriff's Officer received word on March 30 that...

Woman hiking Appalachian to raise money for housing groups

Mar. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kim Grover of Charlottesville decided to hike the Appalachian Trail, she knew she wanted to hike for more than just herself. “I’ve been aware for a while how fortunate I feel to be able to hop in a warm shower and to go home where it’s warm...