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The Advocate
Budget proposal includes drastic cuts to state servicesLegislative budget leaders received a grim overview Saturday of what would happ
Budget proposal includes drastic cuts to state services
The Advocate / Posted an hour ago
Legislative budget leaders received a grim overview Saturday of what would happen if lawmakers don’t find a way to fill the $2 billion projected shortfall in the state budget that begins July 1. Higher education funding would be reduced by nearly... Read more
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The Advocate
Budget proposal includes drastic cuts to state services to close $2.2B shortfallLegislative budget leaders received a grim overview Saturday of what would happ
Budget proposal includes drastic cuts to state services to close $2.2B shortfall
The Advocate / Posted 2 hours ago
Legislative budget leaders received a grim overview Saturday of what would happen if lawmakers don’t find a way to fill the $2 billion projected shortfall in the state budget that begins July 1. Higher education funding would be reduced by nearly... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Dems’ US Senate race heats up over natural gas industryPa. Senate race heats up over natural gas. Fracking has divided the Democratic
Dems’ US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 4 hours ago
Pa. Senate race heats up over natural gas. Fracking has divided the Democratic Party between economic value and its potential harms. HARRISBURG, Pa. – In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues,... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Guest column: Florida's folly: Let logging into state parks?Since 1940, a national nonprofit group called American Forests has been scourin
Guest column: Florida's folly: Let logging into state parks?
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 5 hours ago
Since 1940, a national nonprofit group called American Forests has been scouring the U.S., looking for the biggest trees in the land. When they find a big tree, they make measurements, compare with other known specimens and finally record the biggest... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Sierra Club protests hunting, cattle grazing in Florida parksAbout 50 people gathered at Hillsborough River State Park on Saturday to protes
Sierra Club protests hunting, cattle grazing in Florida parks
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 hours ago
About 50 people gathered at Hillsborough River State Park on Saturday to protest fears that Florida is moving toward allowing hunting, timbering or cattle grazing in parks to boost state revenue. The rally was part of coordinated Sierra Club... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Wekiva protest decries hunting, timber, cattle in parksDozens of protesters at Wekiva Springs State Park Saturday decried moves by sta
Wekiva protest decries hunting, timber, cattle in parks
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
Dozens of protesters at Wekiva Springs State Park Saturday decried moves by state officials to extract profits from parks by opening them to logging, grazing, hunting and other for-profit activities. The "state should be doing everything it can to... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Snowshoeing in Idaho back country provides stunning viewsNORTH OF IDAHO CITY, Idaho (AP) - It's not long after you start snowshoeing tha
Snowshoeing in Idaho back country provides stunning views
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
NORTH OF IDAHO CITY, Idaho (AP) - It's not long after you start snowshoeing that you wonder: Couldn't I walk this trail in boots? That's when it's time to get off the packed trail. On a recent Tuesday, I joined a group led by avid snowshoer Leo... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Four Injured in Rollover Near DawsonFargo Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained in ShootingFargo Officer Dies From I
Four Injured in Rollover Near Dawson
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 12 hours ago
Fargo Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained in ShootingFargo Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained in Shooting Fargo Police Chief David Todd says wounds to one of his officers are not survivable. Chief Todd addressed the media in Fargo this morning... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Infrastructure loans approved for 4 North Dakota communitiesNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews
Infrastructure loans approved for 4 North Dakota communities
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 18 hours ago
News Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated Press The first of two new parking ramps in Minot's downtown has opened, after years of what officials... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
North Dakota state park reservation system opens TuesdayNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews
North Dakota state park reservation system opens Tuesday
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 18 hours ago
News Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated Press The first of two new parking ramps in Minot's downtown has opened, after years of what officials... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
North Dakota housing authorities get $2M federal grantsNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews
North Dakota housing authorities get $2M federal grants
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 18 hours ago
News Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated PressNews Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated Press The first of two new parking ramps in Minot's downtown has opened, after years of what officials... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Locking up loveThe Historic Harmar Bridge, an 828-foot rotating railroad bridge built in 1859
Locking up love
The Marietta Times / Posted 20 hours ago
The Historic Harmar Bridge, an 828-foot rotating railroad bridge built in 1859 to connect Harmar and Marietta, has in recent years become a site for sentimental love locks ala the Pont de Arts bridge in Paris, France. Couples in the area have... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Father, son rescued during dangerous swellThe Central Coast Fire Protection District said a father and son were rescued a
Father, son rescued during dangerous swell
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted yesterday
The Central Coast Fire Protection District said a father and son were rescued after a swell carried them too close to the rocks at Capitola Beach. The pair were out surfing when a large swell dragged them down. They lost one of their boards and got... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Fee-free Monday in national forests for Presidents DayThe Monday Presidents Day holiday is a fee-free day in national forests in Wash
Fee-free Monday in national forests for Presidents Day
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
The Monday Presidents Day holiday is a fee-free day in national forests in Washington state and across the nation. The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites, including trailheads that normally require a Northwest Forest... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Stripped Santa Cruz beach memorial wall upsets communitySEACLIFF -- At Seacliff State Beach, there is a shaded stone wall where people
Stripped Santa Cruz beach memorial wall upsets community
Oakland Tribune / Posted yesterday
SEACLIFF -- At Seacliff State Beach, there is a shaded stone wall where people created a mosaic of memorials to remember loved ones who have died. They put up plaques, wrote words on the rocks and left flowers, pictures and other mementos. But the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Stripped Santa Cruz beach memorial wall upsets communitySEACLIFF -- At Seacliff State Beach, there is a shaded stone wall where people
Stripped Santa Cruz beach memorial wall upsets community
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
SEACLIFF -- At Seacliff State Beach, there is a shaded stone wall where people created a mosaic of memorials to remember loved ones who have died. They put up plaques, wrote words on the rocks and left flowers, pictures and other mementos. But the... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
What is the future of trapping?"I think there will always be that curiosity," said Marty Kiepke, a local trapp
What is the future of trapping?
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted yesterday
"I think there will always be that curiosity," said Marty Kiepke, a local trapper and retired DNR employee. "Kids will always want to know how it's done. With all the land an animal can walk on, how can we get them to put a foot in our trap? Kids are... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Union discloses training guide for Rauner budget-cuttersWhat would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had hi
Union discloses training guide for Rauner budget-cutters
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
What would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had his way? A sort of inside look comes from an internal administration training document recently obtained by Service Employees International Union Healthcare, a document... Read more
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York Daily Record
Ice: When is it safe to skate, fish outdoors?The roller coaster-like temperatures this winter have brought a disruption to o
Ice: When is it safe to skate, fish outdoors?
York Daily Record / Posted yesterday
The roller coaster-like temperatures this winter have brought a disruption to outdoor winter activities like ice fishing and skating. Because frigid temperatures, like the ones expected to hit York County this weekend, are no guarantee that ice on... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
State gets rid of RV park plans near I-90 wildlife crossingsSEATTLE (AP) - The state Parks Department has scrapped plans to offer its Cryst
State gets rid of RV park plans near I-90 wildlife crossings
The Kitsap Sun / Posted yesterday
SEATTLE (AP) - The state Parks Department has scrapped plans to offer its Crystal Springs property for private development after state and federal agencies argued it would impact the success of wildlife crossings along Interstate 90. The Seattle... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago BusinessWhat would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had hi
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
What would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had his way? A sort of inside look comes from an internal administration training document recently obtained by Service Employees International Union Healthcare, a document... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Free fishing this weekend in MichiganTwice a year, the state of Michigan allows residents and nonresidents to fish i
Free fishing this weekend in Michigan
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted yesterday
Twice a year, the state of Michigan allows residents and nonresidents to fish in Michigan waters without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations, such as size limits, still apply during the free fishing weekends. The first of these Free... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
State gets rid of RV park plans near I-90 wildlife crossingsSEATTLE (AP) — The state Parks Department has scrapped plans to offer its Cryst
State gets rid of RV park plans near I-90 wildlife crossings
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted yesterday
SEATTLE (AP) — The state Parks Department has scrapped plans to offer its Crystal Springs property for private development after state and federal agencies argued it would impact the success of wildlife crossings along Interstate 90. The Seattle... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Let Wrights land at Statehouse Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I think that Ohioans can
Let Wrights land at Statehouse
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion I think that Ohioans can all agree that North Carolina displays sheer unmitigated gall in claiming to be “First in Flight.” Yes, the Wright Brothers made history... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Cuomo: NY to spend $6.5M to improve state park entranceWATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - A Finger Lakes park that's one of the most popular in
Cuomo: NY to spend $6.5M to improve state park entrance
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - A Finger Lakes park that's one of the most popular in the New York state system is getting a $6.5 million makeover for its main entrance. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the project at Watkins Glen State Park will... Read more
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Minot Daily News
State Parks seek artistsArtists will have the opportunity to stay and work in a state park environment
State Parks seek artists
Minot Daily News / Posted yesterday
Artists will have the opportunity to stay and work in a state park environment for one week where they will be positioned to draw inspiration from their surroundings. Artists chosen for this program will also be asked to demonstrate their skills for... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Pond hockey festival features fun for entire familyThe inaugural festival is coming to Chenango Valley State Park Binghamton resi
Pond hockey festival features fun for entire family
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
The inaugural festival is coming to Chenango Valley State Park Binghamton resident Tytus Haller was in a pond hockey tournament at Saratoga Spa State Park last February when the thought of bringing a similar event to the Southern Tier first popped... Read more
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The Chronicle Express
$6.5 million project to make 'a graceful entrance' at Watkins Glen State Park Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 4:49 PM Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 4:49 PM WATKINS GLE
$6.5 million project to make 'a graceful entrance' at Watkins Glen State Park
The Chronicle Express / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 4:49 PM Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 4:49 PM WATKINS GLEN | The Watkins Glen State Park will receive $6.5 million in state funds for renovations that... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Family challenge from Tennessee State ParksTennessee State Parks recently launched a year-long "Adventure Challenge" where
Family challenge from Tennessee State Parks
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 2 days ago
Tennessee State Parks recently launched a year-long "Adventure Challenge" where families and individuals are encouraged to get outside across the state. In this free program, participants earn points based on different adventures. The challenges... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
UT president: Administrator's remark 'regrettable'The president of the University of Tennessee system said Thursday it was "regre
UT president: Administrator's remark 'regrettable'
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 2 days ago
The president of the University of Tennessee system said Thursday it was "regrettable" that an administrator at the Knoxville campus had slammed Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to outsource facilities management there. In an interview this week for... Read more
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Boonville Daily News
Phase one of the Katy Bridge is almost completeThe concrete has been poured and the south approach is almost complete. Visitor
Phase one of the Katy Bridge is almost complete
Boonville Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The concrete has been poured and the south approach is almost complete. Visitors will soon walk out on the Katy Bridge and have an intimate view of the Missouri River. This comes a little over six years after the bridge was saved from the wrecking... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Watkins Glen State Park entrance to get $6.5M makeoverOne of the focal points of tourism in the Watkins Glen area is about to get a m
Watkins Glen State Park entrance to get $6.5M makeover
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
One of the focal points of tourism in the Watkins Glen area is about to get a multimillion-dollar transformation designed to make it even more attractive to visitors. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state officials were in Watkins Glen on Thursday... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Utah Adventure: 10 Outdoor Date IdeasEugene Swalberg and Justina Parsons-Bernstein share fun date ideas that will ge
Utah Adventure: 10 Outdoor Date Ideas
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 2 days ago
Eugene Swalberg and Justina Parsons-Bernstein share fun date ideas that will get you outside enjoying all of the amazing scenery Utah has to offer. Great Dates in Utah State Parks for Valentine’s Day and Beyond! I Think You Are Out of This... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Phoenix history: Phoenix College funded by New Deal, WPAPhoenix History: In 1938, the WPA provided $750,000 in funding for Phoenix Coll
Phoenix history: Phoenix College funded by New Deal, WPA
The Arizona Republic / Posted 2 days ago
Phoenix History: In 1938, the WPA provided $750,000 in funding for Phoenix College to be relocated to 52 acres of farmland at 15th Avenue and Thomas Road The legacy of the Works Progress Administration is strong in Phoenix and around Arizona. The... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Sanders gets campaign advice from late night host ColbertVermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperaturesVermont urging residen
Sanders gets campaign advice from late night host Colbert
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
Vermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperaturesVermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperatures Vermont emergency officials are warning people to be prepared for what's expected to be the coldest weather of the season so... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Sanders, Clinton head to Milwaukee debateVermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperaturesVermont urging residen
Sanders, Clinton head to Milwaukee debate
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
Vermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperaturesVermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperatures Vermont emergency officials are warning people to be prepared for what's expected to be the coldest weather of the season so... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NY court weighs outdoor smoking ban at parksALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's highest court is considering whether to overturn
NY court weighs outdoor smoking ban at parks
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's highest court is considering whether to overturn smoking restrictions in state parks, including an outright ban at several smaller parks in New York City. Attorney Edward Paltzik, representing a smokers' rights group,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Outdoors calendar for week of Feb. 14Hiking/nature • Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road,
Outdoors calendar for week of Feb. 14
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Hiking/nature • Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Snow Art – Color and Form,” 2-4p.m., Saturday. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to... Read more
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ajc.com
Valentine's Day things to do AtlantaThere’s still time to plan something special for the love of your life. Here’s
Valentine's Day things to do Atlanta
ajc.com / Posted 2 days ago
There’s still time to plan something special for the love of your life. Here’s some fun ideas around metro Atlanta: A lovely (and free) trip to the High Museum Admission to the High Museum of Art is free between noon and 5 p.m. on the second... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Too Much Love May Be Hurting San Diego ParkOn any given day, Torrey Pines State Reserve hosts an average of 9,000 people.
Too Much Love May Be Hurting San Diego Park
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
On any given day, Torrey Pines State Reserve hosts an average of 9,000 people. That number swells on weekends and holidays and a recedes a bit in the middle of the week. Over the course of a year, that adds up to close to 3 million visitors. “We’ve... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Australia’s cheapest beach holidayFree beach camping on Reeves Beach in Gippsland is a hidden gem | DailyTelegrap
Australia’s cheapest beach holiday
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Free beach camping on Reeves Beach in Gippsland is a hidden gem | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website No need to save up for a holiday at this beach. Picture:... Read more
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Perth Now
Australia’s cheapest beach holidayNo need to save up for a holiday at this beach. Picture: Instagram / Harley All
Australia’s cheapest beach holiday
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
No need to save up for a holiday at this beach. Picture: Instagram / Harley Allgood THIS could be the cheapest beach holiday you’ll ever take. And it might just be the best. Welcome to Reeves Beach in Gippsland, Victoria. Here, the accommodation... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Australia’s cheapest beach holidayNo need to save up for a holiday at this beach. Picture: Instagram / Harley All
Australia’s cheapest beach holiday
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 days ago
No need to save up for a holiday at this beach. Picture: Instagram / Harley Allgood THIS could be the cheapest beach holiday you’ll ever take. And it might just be the best. Welcome to Reeves Beach in Gippsland, Victoria. Here, the accommodation... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Public gets answers to loop road questionsBy August the Tahoe Transportation District expects to have the necessary appro
Public gets answers to loop road questions
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 2 days ago
By August the Tahoe Transportation District expects to have the necessary approvals from the various entities to go forward with the loop road on the South Shore. What is expected to be a $75 million construction project would reroute Highway 50 at... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plansDETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discus
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plans
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 2 days ago
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discuss a range of topics at its February meeting, from the condition of the state's elk herd to spending priorities for the next fiscal year. The commission meets Thursday at... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plansDETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discus
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plans
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 2 days ago
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discuss a range of topics at its February meeting, from the condition of the state's elk herd to spending priorities for the next fiscal year. The commission meets Thursday at... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plansDETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discus
Michigan resources panel to discuss 2017 spending plans
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 2 days ago
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to discuss a range of topics at its February meeting, from the condition of the state's elk herd to spending priorities for the next fiscal year. The commission meets Thursday at... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Marketing the county would boost toursimWith the spring and summer months just around the corner, local businesses are
Marketing the county would boost toursim
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 2 days ago
With the spring and summer months just around the corner, local businesses are preparing for the summer tourist season. Last year was a terrible one in regard to tourism, in fact many of the local businesses that cater to tourists said it was one of... Read more
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The Star
Hit the trail for Florida Hiking Trails MonthGov. Rick Scott proclaimed February as Florida Hiking Trails Month to promote h
Hit the trail for Florida Hiking Trails Month
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed February as Florida Hiking Trails Month to promote healthy lifestyles and recognize the economic benefits trails bring to the state. Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM TALLAHASSEE – Gov.... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
UT official: Haslam's outsourcing plan 'would be a disaster'A top official at the University of Tennessee has blasted Gov. Bill Haslam's pr
UT official: Haslam's outsourcing plan 'would be a disaster'
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 3 days ago
A top official at the University of Tennessee has blasted Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to outsource management of campus buildings, saying it would be a disastrous move for the state's flagship university. Dave Irvin, the associate vice chancellor... Read more
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