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DC moving forward with initiative for legal marijuana use

WASHINGTON - The nation's capital will become the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal recreational marijuana after a voter-approved initiative takes effect this week.District of Columbia Mayor Muriel...
Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska

...and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year.That astounding...Mississippi each year to the Pacific Ocean: the Mississippi River drains 31 states and two provinces. Ranked by discharge...
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...pigeon problem. The droppings were cited as possible cause for speeding the decay of a Minneapolis bridge across the Mississippi River that collapsed in 2007 and killed 13 people.Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie...
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

...officials. The reptiles were stuffed into boots, hidden away inside luggage bound for China, according to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa, one of the facilities to receive some of the animals. Most of the turtles...
Stage is set for final battles

...added more men to his army and now had well over 4,000 men. Additionally, he had the support of warships on the Mississippi River, including the USS Louisiana, the USS Carolina, and the Enterprise, along with the pirate Jean Laffitte and his...
Today in Sports History

...Michigan to a 4-1 win over UCLA for its first NCAA softball title. Michigan is the first team from east of the Mississippi River to win the national championship.2008 - Rafael Nadal wins his fourth consecutive French Open title in a rout...
Alaska Science Forum: In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

...point back to a giant wave that came from Alaska at about the time European explorers were pushing west, seeing the Mississippi River for the first time.The Makauwahi Sinkhole on the southeast shore of Kauai holds the mysterious equivalent of about...
Review: 'Mud' is a triumph for McConaughey, Nichols

...answer - to what loving means, to how urgent it feels the first time, to how easily it can slip away, like the Mississippi River that runs through this tale - is wily and willful.The movie itself, filled with miscreants, mysteries, a scandalous...
This Day in History

...Yakima, Wash. In the nation: In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1832, the first Democratic National Convention got under way, in Baltimore. In 1881, Clara Barton founded...
This Day in History

...Film Festival. In the world In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1892, the opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was first performed, in Milan, Italy. In 1927...


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