There are an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites within a 1.9-million acre area of Utah’s red rock country that a coalition of American Indian tribes and environmentalists want President Barack Obama to designate as a national monument to ensure protections of lands considered sacred. The latest indication that the Obama administration is giving serious consideration to the “Bears Ears” monument proposal has drawn both proponents and opponents. The issue has become the latest battleground in the debate over public lands in the West.
Mourners and demonstrators gathered nationwide in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and of two black men shot fatally by police, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
After centuries of overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge for area fishermen is the one that’s doing them in: climate change.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving helped end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought with a win over the defending-champion Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Cleveland fans greeted the Cavs at the airport on June 20, 2016.
City officials in Portland have developed a plan to foreclose on so-called “zombie homes” for the first time in 50 years. The booming Pacific Northwest metropolis is grappling with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that threaten to lock new homeowners out of the market.
Officials, LGBT community members and others across the nation and world have gathered to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Omar Mateen opened fire in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, early Sunday morning, carrying out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
It was Latin night at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, when alleged shooter Omar Mateen opened fire, leaving 50 people dead in the worst shooting in U.S. history.
A funeral possession for Muhammad Ali winded through Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, preceding a memorial service and giving the public an opportunity to honor the four-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who died on June 3 at age 74.