By Priscilla Aguirre Updated 4:29 pm CDT, Monday, July 15, 2019 A picture of a giant walking stick that was located at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. A picture of a giant walking stick that was located at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. Photo: Shelly Plante - Texas Parks And Wildlife Photo: Shelly Plante - Texas Parks And Wildlife Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 A picture of a giant walking stick that was located at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. A picture of a giant walking stick that was located at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. Photo: Shelly Plante - Texas Parks And Wildlife Photo captures "Texas-sized' walking stick in Texas park 1 / 12 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Photo captures “Texas-sized’ walking stick in Texas park
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opinion Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 18, 2019 At 3,987 miles, the border between the lower United States and Canada is the third-longest international boundary in the world, more than twice as long as the border between the United States and Mexico, and considerably harder to secure. Author/adventurer Porter Fox chronicles the three years he spent exploring the northern border, including the 721 miles that divide Michigan and Ontario, in his 2018 book, "Northland." This month, not long after President Trump declared a national emergency on the shorter, less porous southern border. Free Press Editorial Page Editor Brian Dickerson asked Fox what he learned on his 4,000-mile odyssey: Q. Your book conveys the impression that before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S.- Canadian boundary was scarcely a border at all, with most official checkpoints left unguarded at night and residents of both countries coming and going as casually as … [Read more...] about Should we be more worried about America’s northern border?
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Updated 11:57 am PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 This Sept. 11, 2018 image shows sand bars developing in the Rio Grande as it flows through Albuquerque, New Mexico. National forecasters and climate experts warned Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that despite descent snowpack in some parts of the southwestern United States, already low soil moisture levels will keep more of the spring runoff from reaching streams, rivers and reservoirs. less This Sept. 11, 2018 image shows sand bars developing in the Rio Grande as it flows through Albuquerque, New Mexico. National forecasters and climate experts warned Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that despite descent ... more Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan, AP Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about New Mexico AG: Science will be key in Rio Grande fight
By Paul Johnson on Jan 25, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Events, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Illinois, North America, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, USA Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018, a growth of 4.3% over the previous year, resulting in a new tourism record. In 2019, Chicago will continue to wow visitors with its world-class theater, innovative culinary and mixology adventures, state-of-the-art hotels, premiere exhibits and more. This winter in Chicago, experience the Year of Chicago Theatre, toast to the nation’s craft beer capital, dine in the home of the James Beard Foundation Awards and experience one of the city’s many new hotels. Check out what’s new and happening in Winter/Spring 2019 below, and visit www.ChooseChicago.com for more information. Accommodation 21c Museum Hotel Chicago, set to open in Fall 2019, is a combination 297-room boutique hotel, multi-venue contemporary art museum and independently branded, … [Read more...] about What’s new and happening in Chicago
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a prospective Democratic presidential contender, made waves with a video ad attacking President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. His claims in the social media ad, seen more than 5 million times since it came out a week ago, are mostly accurate. A look at some of the Texan's statements in the ad: O'ROURKE AD: "Since 2007, the undocumented immigrant population has grown more through visa overstays than unauthorized border crossings." THE FACTS: This claim is correct. It does not, however, address the argument of the wall's proponents that the wall would be effective in slowing the illegal entry of hundreds of thousands of people from the south. While the U.S. is struggling to deal with an uptick of families and children seeking asylum from Central America, the number of border crossings has actually declined in recent years. Meanwhile, the number of foreigners who did not leave the country when they were supposed to — commonly called visa … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Visa overstays outpace border crossings