California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...Overuse and drought had depleted Australia's main river system, which winds across four states that produce a third of the nation's food, and ran so low by 2002 that the Murray River had to be dredged to reach the sea. The government capped entitlements...
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In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...don't pay for the insurance.Obama said during the October visit that Rhode Island "has got the right idea" and that the nation needs to broaden its laws for family leave. Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking to succeed Obama as president, advocated...
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'Never stop trying to fully repay them'

...picnics and tributes.Presaging Monday's solemn event at Arlington was the roar of motorcycle engines throughout the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted veterans with Rolling Thunder's "Ride for Freedom." That was...
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My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...Every six minutes, a child is sexually abused in the United States. Alaska has one of the top five child abuse rates in the nation. It usually occurs without a witness. It is usually a practice of grooming and not an act of violence. And while many...
Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...environmental movement and led to passage of some of the nation's most important environmental laws.Nevertheless...spill was a watershed event in the area and also for the nation.Artist Bud Bottoms remembers yelling, "We've got...
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Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...New York City chapter in early April that it had hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader...political correctness."The Utah-based Mormon church is the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units, and in the past...
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My Turn: $1.5 million means much in quest to defeat domestic violence

...will also help determine whether or not focused male engagement projects are effective and should be replicated across the nation. ? Communities sharing local wisdom - This $1.5 million gives communities across Alaska the chance to come together...
Building a bridge to a better Juneau

...Patterson are joined by a cadre of other community leaders working together to plan the group's first event: "Taste of the Nations." Bridge Builders of Juneau will host a free potluck celebration from 2-4 p.m. May 30 at The Hub at the Juneau...
What's happening this week

...Sunday school teachers lecturing outdoors about the moral issues of the day. More Chautauquas appeared and began to tour the nation. The content broadened, as organizers brought in orators, added music, and later theater. Performing in tents across...
Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near Los Angeles

...teams hired former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy to spearhead the next stages of their push to relocate to the nation's second-largest media market.The pace of activity in Carson underscored an increasing divide between the Chargers...


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