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Will This Court Case Kill Teachers Unions in California?

4 hours agoNews : Reason

A legal case in California may spell doom for the California Teachers Association (CTA), the state's largest education union. Rebecca Friedrichs, who teaches in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, and a group of other teachers areShow More Summary

Governor bans new oil and gas leases in Pennsylvania state parks

"This is a beautiful state and this is one way we can promote that and protect it"

Fracking on hold: Pennsylvania governor bans new oil and gas leases on state land

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests. The move restores the ban lifted by his predecessor, Tom Corbett, a Republican. Officials in Pennsylvania were not immediately...

Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

The order will reverse a policy implemented in 2014 by former Gov. Tom Corbett. The post Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Seven of America’s Best State Parks

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of visiting US National Parks whenever we can. From Yellowstone to Glacier National Park, we’ll take any opportunity to explore our country’s greatest natural resources. However, while national parks tend to get a lot more attention, state parks often fly below the radar, which is quite a […]

The Measles Vaccine: The Heat is ON

By Cathy Jameson Show us your shot record, or you don’t get in. I wouldn’t be surprised if places like Disneyland will soon enact a permanent “public safety” policy that states that its park goers need to prove their vaccination...

Spirit Family Reunion playing upstate NY shows with Felice Brothers, headlining MHOW (dates)

photo: Spirit Family Reunion at Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt) NYC locals Spirit Family Reunion recently announced a handful of upcoming dates around the state. In February the folk group will be milling around upstate with...

MN: Dayton Budget Threatens Minneapolis Park Board Cuts Over Southwest Light Rail Stand

Gov. Mark Dayton threatened Tuesday to cut state aid for signature Minneapolis parks like the Chain of Lakes in retaliation for the Park and Recreation Board's objections to Southwest light rail. Dayton proposed nixing $3.6 million in...Show More Summary

London could soon have its very own 40,000-square-foot Smithsonian museum

As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost...Show More Summary

TRUUUUUU: 2 Chainz Interested In Running For Mayor Of College Park, GA

2 Chainz May Run For Mayor Of College Park Yeah he love them strippers voters! Right on the heels of shutting Nancy Grace down over marijuana policy and stating that he’s love to debate Bill O’Reilly, the rapper formerly known

Church of Scientology lashes out at makers of HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Park City (United States) (AFP) – The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a film about the controversial group at the Sundance Film Festival, calling it false and based on “obsessive, disgruntled former Church members.” Based on a book by Pulitzer-prize winning writer Lawrence...

California Measles Outbreak Spreads To Nearly 80 In 7 States, Mexico

A measles outbreak that began at two Disney theme parks, in Anaheim, California last December has spread to seven states and Mexico. The California Department of Public Health now reports 68 cases in 11 parts of the state. Cases have also been confirmed in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona and Mexico. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Lyceum Building Turning Into Condos, Retail Space

Park Slope's Brooklyn Lyceum, which began its life as a public bath house before becoming a cafe and theater space, is soon to become condos. It's an entirely unsurprising denouement to the stately building's 100-plus year existence, but depressing nonetheless. [ more › ]

Disneyland tries to reassure visitors after measles outbreak hits unvaccinated guests

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Disneyland sought on Thursday to reassure visitors that the theme park was safe amid a measles outbreak that began there in December and prompted state health officials to urge parents not to bring their unvaccinated children. The California Department of Public Health reported 59 confirmed measles...

U.S. Veteran Parked in Vets-Only Spot, Told Off for… Not Being a Veteran

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

A United States Air Force veteran who parked her car in a parking spot designated for veterans received a nasty note from someone who angrily told her she wasn't a veteran so she shouldn't have parked there.

California Warns Anti-Vaxxers to Avoid Disneyland

As the measles outbreak that began at the Disney theme parks last month continues to spread, state health officials say people who are not vaccinated against the highly contagious disease should avoid visiting Disneyland or California Adventure. Show More Summary

Sundance 2015 Opening Press Conference – Live Stream

Robert Redford kicks off the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with his annual state of the festival opening press conference, set to begin at noon PT. Deadline’s Dominic Patten is there at Park City’s Egyptian Theater where the Sundance Kid will be joined by Executive Director Keri Putnam and fest director John Cooper. You can watch it live…

California measles outbreak jumps to 59 cases

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A rash of measles in California has infected 59 people, with 42 of those cases linked to an outbreak at the state’s Disney theme parks. Initial exposure to measles either occurred at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, both in Anaheim, California, between December 15 and 20, 2014. Five...

North Korea Wants Attention: Let’s Talk to Pyongyang

Doug Bandow North Korea has been in a conciliatory mood recently, suggesting a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pyongyang also indicated that it would suspend nuclear tests if the United States cancelled joint military exercises with the South. The United States refused and went ahead with the naval maneuvers. Show More Summary

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