Cowboy Dwane Ehmer, of Irrigon, Ore., a supporter of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, walks his horse Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The group has said repeatedly that local people should control federal lands, but critics say the lands are already managed to help everyone from ranchers to recreationalists. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Rick Bowmer / Associated Press

Who should control public land in the West? The question has asserted itself again and again. In the 1980s, the movement for Western states to take control of federal lands was... More >>

Vanessa Gill, 18, has a passion for writing and the outdoors. After graduating from Emerson Alternative School, she hopes to pursue a career in the National Parks Service as a ranger. Pat Sutphin /

Editor’s note: This is the seventh installment in a series of articles profiling graduates from local high schools. The student profiled in this article was handpicked by school... More >>

Roland Courville steers a boat across Mill Creek Road as he helps people escape from a neighborhood cut off by a flooded Spring Creek, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Magnolia, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

HOUSTON (AP) — At least three people were still missing on Sunday after torrential rain in Texas and Kansas flooded rivers, washed out roads and left four people dead. In Kansas,... More >>

A fire truck is parked at the entrance to Monceau parc in the center of Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016, after a lightning bolt crashed down onto a Paris park, striking 11 people at a child's birthday party. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday... More >>

Yellowstone National Park is expecting a high volume of traffic this holiday weekend and rangers will be conducting traffic checkpoints along with local law enforcement. In this August 2013 photo bison cross the road in Yellowstone National Park, causing a traffic jam. Getty Images

Park rangers are conducting traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this weekend. The goals of the checkpoints are to “identify and correct traffic and safety... More >>
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates the team's win over the Toronto Raptors with J.R. Smith, left, after Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Toronto. The Cavaliers won 113-87 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James isn’t just going back to the NBA Finals. He’...

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In this photo taken Thursday, May 19, 2016, crosses placed by anti-abortion protesters stand in the lawn outside the South Wind Women's Center in Wichita, Kan. Julie Burkhart, the executive director at the clinic, has vowed to keep the facility open through planned protests this summer marking the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Summer of Mercy protests that led to nearly 2,700 arrests at this and other clinics in Wichita. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Wichita in...

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This April 17, 2016 photo shows two favorite sandwiches, the BLT and the grilled cheese, coming together as one, in New Milford, Conn. The buttery crunch of the bread, the juicy tomatoes, the melty cheese, the crisp bacon and lettuce, these two sandwiches were meant to find each other and become one. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was...

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell walks in high desert plains of Blackstock Springs area near the Idaho-Oregon border where the Soda Mountain Fire charred over 280,000 acres of land in 2015. Secretary Jewell toured the progress of a five-year project Tuesday May 24, 2016 to restore the affected areas back to a sagebrush steppe ecosystem. (AP photo, Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)

MARSING — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire...



Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, from Corning, N.Y., having already spelled his word, waits for the other spellers during the preliminary round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could...

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