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Grand Canyon on the Precipice

news.nationalgeographic.com — Amanda J. Crawford Published August 14, 2014 At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen.

Gay Indians Wed in Unfriendly States as Battle Hits Tribe

bloomberg.com — At least four American Indian tribes have legalized same-sex marriage this year -- in some cases creating islands of marriage equality in states that otherwise ban the unions. As a growing number of states have moved to allow gay couples to wed, with Illinois and Hawaii poised to bring the number to 16 soon, so have tribes, which are sovereign governments not subject to state laws.

New York Casinos Approved as Voters Back Pay Hike, Marijuana Tax

bloomberg.com — Voters agreed to let as many as seven Las Vegas-style casinos open in New York, approved an increase to the minimum wage in New Jersey, and set a tax on the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The statewide ballot questions were among 31 decided in six states across the U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

munifinancetoday.com — Investors are driving Phoenix s financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona s largest city on the path to insolvency, Bloomberg news reports. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

bloomberg.com — Investors are driving Phoenix's financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona 's largest city on the path to insolvency. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.

First week of shutdown drains $1.6 billion from U.S. economy

dispatch.com — By Julie Bykowicz and Amanda J. Crawford Bloomberg News Wednesday October 9, 2013 1:12 AM Julie Jacobson | Associated Press WASHINGTON - The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin's place of business: the Grand Canyon.

Business Loses $1.6 Billion as Shutdown Drains $160 Million a Day

businessweek.com — The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin's place of business: the Grand Canyon. Her family-owned Arizona Raft Adventures in Flagstaff, Arizona, lost $80,000 last week in income from a group excursion down the Colorado River that didn't happen.

Shutdown Costs at $1.6 Billion With $160 Million Each Day

bloomberg.com — The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin's place of business: the Grand Canyon. Her family-owned Arizona Raft Adventures in Flagstaff, Arizona, lost $80,000 last week in income from a group excursion down the Colorado River that didn't happen.

Recession Continues for Classrooms as School Funding Lags

bloomberg.com — As she hands out student papers to juniors in her English class at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, teacher Jessica West tells them she needs their help grading. She has 216 students this year, up from 150 in past years. One class has 39.

Abortion Foes Take Battle Local With Albuquerque Vote

bloomberg.com — Albuquerque may wind up with the nation's first local ban on some abortions after activists collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters in New Mexico 's largest city. The move to circumvent the Democrats who run the state legislature and target a clinic in the city comes as abortion foes have racked up unprecedented statehouse victories.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimes: In the biggest naval hunt since the Cold War, Sweden deploys hundreds in search for an intruding foreign vessel lat.ms/1wZZQas

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JDSalant: Praising Nixon is like the captain of the Titanic saying it was a great cruise except for that rock," Woodward says #kalbreport

Oct 13, 2014

RT @TheFix: FACT CHECK: Mostly true RT @emilyrs: Grimes: "The president is not on the ballot this year. It's myself and Sen. McConnell." #kysen

Oct 13, 2014

RT @AlecMacGillis: For #KYSEN drinking games, may I suggest Old Forester, which Mitch liked to tipple w/ staffers, as mentioned here: books.simonandschuster.com/Cynic/Alec-Mac…

Oct 11, 2014

RT @michele_norris: Young blk males 21x more likely to be shot dead by police than white counterparts Muscular reporting from @ProPublica propublica.org/article/deadly…

Oct 07, 2014

Feel-good morning reminder: as of today, nearly 1/2 the U.S. has legal gay marriage & #mmj (25 & 24 states + DC) #CivilRights #CivilLiberty

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