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  • McAuliffe: No fracking in GW National Forest

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing assurances from federal officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday fracking for natural gas will not be allowed in the George Washington National Forest. "I won't allow it as long as I'm governor," McAuliffe told the inaugural meeting of a climate...

  • Washington state names new head of state ferries

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials on Wednesday named a new head of the state ferry system, which is emerging from a tough summer. Lynne Griffith, currently the chief executive officer of Pierce Transit, will be the first woman to head the ferry division of the state...

  • Smithsonian to open new history galleries in 2015

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business. The museum is in the midst of a five-year overhaul of its west wing...

  • Blog: National newspaper profiles The Broadmoor’s new addition

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    USA Today recently profiled Colorado’s most iconic resort, The Broadmoor, and it makes me want to spend a night there even more. Reporter Nancy Trejos reminds us of our Broadmoor fascination with her nice Travel article, with the help of The Gazette’s Mark Reis. Reis’ photos, which...

  • Amtrak route in Colorado, Kansas gets $12.5M grant; some repairs uncertain

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    PUEBLO — A $12.5 million federal grant will pay for urgent repairs on the route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief in western Kansas and eastern Colorado, but funding for upgrades in southern Colorado and New Mexico remains uncertain. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado announced Tuesday the...

  • Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family garden, get ideas for using native...

  • Grand Rapids hosts exhibit about Sept. 11 attacks

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids is hosting a mobile exhibit about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The exhibit titled "9/11 Never Forget" arrived Tuesday at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum under escort by the Patriot Guard and police. It's open to the public 10 a.m. to 4...

  • NZ lodge owner charged with assaulting 16 guests

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — The owner of a New Zealand tourist lodge has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting 16 guests, most of whom were from overseas. Police said Wednesday that Michael Harris was charged with 39 offenses against 16 men, including indecent assault, drugging a...

  • $20M federal grant awarded for Everglades project

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20 million grant to elevate a portion of the highway blocking the natural flow of water into Everglades National Park. The money will go toward raising a 2.6-mile section of the Tamiami Trail linking Miami with...

  • Universal Orlando plans to build 5th resort

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fifth mega-hotel is being built at Universal Orlando. The theme park resort announced the plans Tuesday with Loews Hotels & Resorts, which will build and operate the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed hotel. The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will open in the summer of...

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