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  • Bears Ears is waiting for a ruling

    Trump shrank the monument by 1 million acres to allow drilling and mining. Can a lawsuit stop him?

    PROTECTION for Bears Ears National Monument, seen here from a lookout in Moab, Utah, is the heart of a lawsuit filed by tribes and environmentalists. (Jim Lo Scalzo European Press Agency)\
     
  • Championing Books – and a Sense of Community

    los angeles timesJust when I thought the last vestige of life as I've loved it -- meaning life with an inviting bookstore nearby -- was ending, I found hope. First, there was the president in Iowa City, making front-page news because he was browsing in a bookstore. That photograph of him so cheered my Facebook friends, who posted it like crazy, that I wondered if something more was happening here than people clicking a button that said "like."

  • Schoolyard secrets

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