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  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Newspaper editorials from around Oregon The Eugene Register-Guard, Oct. 14, on oil trains: Oil train traffic continues to surge across Oregon and the rest of the nation, underscoring the need for stricter safety regulations. A new report by BNSF Railway Co., which hauls volatile...

  • Travel agent pleads guilty in fraud scheme

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A travel agent from Utah has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that forced a southwest Missouri high school band to cancel a trip to Hawaii. Forty-year-old Calliope Saaga of Saratoga Springs, Utah, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud for stealing...

  • Ron Johnson: US should restrict travel from Africa

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says more must be done to stop the spread of Ebola, and the federal government should bar people from entering the country if they have been in African nations affected by the virus in the past 30 days. Johnson says an alternative would be...

  • Hawaii national parks want to raise entrance fees

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service wants to raise entrance fees for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and Haleakala National Park on Maui. The per-person rate at both parks would increase from $5 to $8 next year, $10 the year after and $12 in 2017. The...

  • Higher views for tourists to Dubai's tallest tower

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city. The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall (828 meter) Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, visitors can pay to ride up to...

  • Kellogg gives $2.3M endowment to state archives

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has given a $2.3 million endowment to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to support development of educational programs that will be operated by the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The endowment, announced Tuesday,...

  • Map: The most-searched destination by Coloradans

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    I want to go to Costa Rica, too. And so do you, apparently. With data by travel wizards Hopper, the Huffington Post shared a fun U.S. map with the most-searched destinations in each state. Hopper predicts Costa Rica as the destination we are likely to visit. I’ve never been, but...

  • Late journalist honored by fishermen's group

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz (tuh-KOTCH') into its Hall of Fame. Tkacz, who covered the Legislature and specialized in writing about the commercial fishing and seafood industries, died last May at age 61. He was one...

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park to cull elk

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park is set to continue reducing the number of elk in the park. Starting Oct. 20, a number of elk will be culled to ensure that the park's elk population stays within a target range of 100 to 400 animals. Last year, 46...

  • Elk hunting season in Grand Teton begins

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program is scheduled to begin Saturday. Officials say congressional legislation passed in 1950, designating Grand Teton a national park, allowed the "controlled reduction" of elk in the park. Wyoming-licensed hunters...

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