@bloombergnews & @BW state & local gov't reporter, maine native, california (!?) transplant, with love & squalor. links/RTs=zero

Ski-lift cost becomes moving target as dynamic prices hit slopes

buffalonews.com — On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69...

Ski Resorts Experiment With Dynamic Pricing

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69.

Ski-lift cost becomes moving target as dynamic prices hit slopes

montrealgazette.com — On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69.

California commuter train hits truck in 'gnarly' accident

smh.com.au — The wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck. Photo: AP Santa Barbara: At least 30 people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck near Los Angeles on Tuesday, toppling three rail three cars. There were no deaths reported, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez’s Hands-On Style Clinched Port Deal

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Thomas Perez, the Obama administration cabinet official who brokered a settlement in long-stalled talks between workers and management at U.S. West Coast ports, has a history of forging compromise. "He's very hands-on, not unwilling to mix things up," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who watched Perez, as an assistant U.S.

Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill as U.S. Model

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Activists in Kansas and Oklahoma are seeking to outlaw a common abortion technique by using the text of legislative bills to lay bare its graphic details, a tactic that may spread across the U.S. Republican lawmakers in both states are pushing to ban what they call "dismemberment abortion" with language supplied by National Right to Life, a Washington-based advocacy group.

Blizzard Fizzles in New York City

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The New York region lurched back to life after a storm advertised as a potentially life-threatening blizzard ended up as a mundane winter snowfall.

Blizzard Brings Northeast U.S. to a Grinding Halt

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- A nor'easter blizzard of historic proportions barreling up the U.S. East Coast prompted authorities to shut highways, bridges, transit systems, schools, Broadway shows and sporting events in a swath from New Jersey through New England.

A Target and a Threat: What It's Like to Be a Black Cop in America

bloomberg.com — Officer Darren Sims was first to answer the 5 a.m. call about a man lying in the street, perhaps shot. Sims spotted him and, near his left shin, a 9-millimeter semi-automatic. Sims kicked the gun to the curb and pocketed it. The body sprang to life, thrashing and bellowing, "I'm going to kill you!"

Why Starving Artists Still Prefer to Starve in New York

bloomberg.com — May 21 (Bloomberg) -- In a 1,000-square-foot Brooklyn basement split six ways, a bathroom doubles as a darkroom and shower curtains stand in for drywall. "You learn to deal with what New York feeds you," said Alyssa Lingerfelt, 25, who pays $300 a month for her share of the art-studio space.
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Feb 27, 2015

RT @staywildmag: The surf in Nantucket is turning into Slurpee! See more slushy wave porn by @jdnphotography at staywildmagazine.com pic.twitter.com/nFIRysocwy

Feb 26, 2015

RT @WoodardColin: How many newspapers have an entire hotel decorated in their homage? Maine's @pressherald does: bostonmagazine.com/property/2015/… cc: @CJR @Poynter

Feb 25, 2015

econ theory takes on the #ski industry: bloom.bg/1Bsbi5I (and my chairlift reporting debut)

Feb 25, 2015

RT @DanLGolden: A rare inside look at the nexus of academia and espionage: bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Plus a sidebar on the FBI trying to suppress emails

Feb 21, 2015

Meet @LaborSec Tom Perez, the Obama official who just helped break the West Coast ports impasse: bloom.bg/1zUUNb2

Feb 21, 2015

RT @JoshuaGreen: Awww, man RT @mviser: Thrilled that the great @AnnieLinskey will soon be joining us in the @BostonGlobe Washington bureau!

Feb 10, 2015

Activists push to ban “dismemberment #abortion," reviving tactics in the fight over "partial-birth": bloom.bg/1zsAHV7

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