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  • Football ties that bind

    Football ties that bind
    Few annual events trigger over-the-top saturation media coverage like the Super Bowl, and No. XLVII has once again demonstrated its curious effects. When so much is said, written and broadcast about deer antler spray, you know you have either gone down the rabbit hole, inside the local hunting supply store or possibly into the French Quarter after a particularly bad bender.
  • Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California

    WASHINGTON In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers. State officials say a pot plant sucks up...

    Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument

    Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument
    President Obama expanded the California Coastal National Monument on Tuesday by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast, a region of dramatic and wind-swept bluffs and dunes. Obama acted unilaterally after legislation...

    Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast

    Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument. It is the first onshore addition to the...

    California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules

    California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday billed as a response to the California drought, but the measure is unlikely to go further in the face of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s...