Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires’ cases

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland in September 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease.

Planners question development in tsunami zone

In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carolyn Stock of Salem, Ore., looks at a display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Ore., of a boat that washed ashore near Cape Disappointment as a result of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The boat was donated to the museum after drifting across the Pacific Ocean and now serves as a reminder of the area's past with earthquakes and tsunamis. (Colin Murphey /Daily Astorian via AP)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — This fall a child care center moved into a building in Astoria that Oregon State Police had left because it was in the tsunami inundation zone.

Workers with disabilities showcase nonprofit’s success

In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 photo, Scott Taber pulls a wagon with his wheelchair to help customers haul groceries to their cars at the Grocery Outlet in Salem, Ore. Taber was assisted by Garten Services, a Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs. (Anna Reed/Statesman-Journal via AP)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rachael Beem is a transit host, Jody Ulricksen a forklift driver, and Scott Taber a courtesy clerk.

Free tuition at MSU: Who benefits?

In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, students travel between classes outside of the Honors College on Montana State University campus. This year the Montana University System expects to offer tuition waivers and scholarships worth more than $48 million to more than 3,600 students statewide. The dollar total has grown nearly $8 million in the last five years. Montana State University, the state’s largest and fastest growing campus, awards the most free tuition. (Rachel Leathe /Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but for thousands of Montana college students, there’s something even better — free tuition.

Sage grouse policy heading back to square one

FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect sage grouse habitat across the West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Federal scientists and land managers who’ve been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird’s habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers.

Florida child’s diabetes awareness walk nears goal

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Noah Barnes and his dad Robert make their way through Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Highway 6 as they travel across the country on foot. Noah Barnes is one determined 11-year-old. Thus far, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resident had racked up at least 3,200 miles when he reached Pendleton, en route to the finish line in Blaine, Wash. His journey started on Jan. 1 in Key West, Fla.,, and he expects to cover approximately 4,000 miles by Dec. 9. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP, File)

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Noah Barnes is one determined 11-year-old. Thus far, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident had racked up at least 3,200 miles when he reached Pendleton, en route to the finish line in Blaine, Washington. His journey started on Jan. 1 in Key West Florida, and he expects to cover approximately 4,000 miles by Dec. 9.

Harassment case puts U.S. Senate candidate under spotlight

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, listens at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The Los Angeles-area state senator is being investigated for allegations he engaged in inappropriate behavior toward a young female staffer. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he begins a bid against the state’s first female U.S. senator.

Wyoming businesses, lawmakers back proposed tourism tax

In this Feb. 25, 2016, photo, tourists walk by the Old Faithful Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. A legislative panel is considering a new tax to help fund Wyoming's tourism promotion efforts. The Legislature's Joint Revenue Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 is drafting a bill that would impose a 1 percent tax at hotels, restaurants, bars and other leisure and hospitality establishments around the state. (Ryan Jones/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Many in the restaurant and lodging industries expressed their support last week for a tax that could end the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s dependence on the state’s general fund.

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