Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Billy Barr began logging snowfall to keep busy. Along the way, he became an unwitting chronicler of climate change.
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A new report indicates the U.S. government will make it more expensive to extract oil and gas on federal land and offshore, by accounting for climate change and other environmental impacts.
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The Fortin family, with Scottsdale, Ariz., firefighters Derek Owen and Preston Fuller, after they rescued their pet dog, who ventured into their tortoise’s burrow. (Scottsdale Fire Department)
The two animals aren’t exactly the best of friends.
“Gun owners are not going to tolerate being ignored,” warns one gun-rights figure, but others in Virginia signaled they would give the Republican governor-elect space to first tackle less controversial issues.
William & Mary offers a case study of the tensions that confront the Commonwealth’s most venerable institutions of higher learning.
Hank was rescued from this tall tree in Northeast Washington. (Humane Rescue Alliance)
Hank’s big adventure began Nov. 6 when he got spooked by a neighbor’s dogs and scaled a 60-foot tree. Ultimately, it took the efforts of more than three-dozen neighbors, friends, animal rescue volunteers and strangers working together to reunite the 1½-year-old feline with his grateful owner.
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The new musical was inspired by Beverly Lindsay-Johnson's 2007 documentary. (Jiiko Ozimba)
Washington’s homegrown program, broadcast on WOOK-TV, broke new ground in the 1960s. It’s the focus of a work — with book and lyrics by Jiiko Ozimba and music by Tony Berry and Peter Chatmon — streaming on Vimeo pay-per-view.
She edited about 10 years off their photo, made them look "amazing" and posted it online — is it okay to ask her to take it down?
Our friend has given us many gifts over the years. I found out he has checked our house to see whether they’re being used.
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