| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is encouraging Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in a 5-minute, online survey that will assist with planning. DCNR is working with experts across the state to...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is being portrayed by some as a man of principle, an iconoclast who should be admired for his willingness to stand up to the federal government. But in fact he's a petty scofflaw who seems to think that he has the right to pick...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:18 PM
After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:08 PM
In a one-page ruling, an Orange County Superior Court judge last week swept aside environmental challenges to Cadiz Inc.’s plans to pump groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California suburbs.
The May 1 decision by...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A local county commissioner here frustrated with what he called overreach by the federal government led a protest ride of several dozen all-terrain vehicles into a public canyon closed off by the Bureau of Land Management.
“It feels great,”...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The tale of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his standoff with the federal government over his ability to let his cattle graze federal lands without paying took an even more inflammatory turn Wednesday when video came to light of the outspoken rancher...
| Apr 27, 2014
Some 50 political leaders from nine Western states gathered in Salt Lake City this month to discuss plans to wrest control of millions of acres of public lands from the federal government. One wonders whether, like a dog chasing a car, they've figured out...
| May 1, 2014
Re "A new Sagebrush Rebellion," Editorial, April 27
Renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's ceaseless self-promotion has become ever more incredible. He has claimed that federal authorities want to kill him.
Not so. What the government really wants...
| Apr 27, 2014
Here's an important lesson for politicians and talk show hosts: Be careful whom you put on a pedestal. They might fall on you.
Yes, I'm referring to the saga of Cliven Bundy. I'm laughing too hard at the Nevada rancher's former political cheerleaders to...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district.
But, businesses worry the move could...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it.
Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The ATVs kicked up sprays of dirt, their riders waving American flags and protest signs as they rumbled along a disputed canyon trail that federal officials had closed to motorized vehicles.
Their message Saturday was clear amid the dust: This was the...