Cuban leftists begin to turn their fire on the 'harmful practices of the state'
Luis Emilio Aybar is a voice from the left, which in Cuba means pretty far left. By any measure, he should be a stalwart defender of the island's communist regime.
Walking the Contra Costa Canal Trail Is an Excercise in Quasi-Urban Relaxation
The East Bay is famous for its trails, with a sprawling network of paved and off-road paths which connect many of the region's bigger towns, as well as parks and other attractions.
Why Tebay is 'the motorway service station from heaven'
Almost every day octogenarian John Dunning walks across his farmland to his triumph, Tebay Services, and wanders around aisles piled high with local produce.
Oregon begins hemp inspections, looking for illegal pot farms - Portland Business Journal
Oregon has begun inspections aimed at ferreting out THC cannabis being grown under cover of the state's hemp program.
California moves to cut off water to thousands of farmers, as drought dries up rivers
Farmers in the agriculture-rich central San Joaquin Valley _ Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties _ are among the top producers in the nation. Fresno Bee file
The Electric F-150 and the Lifestyle-Truck Virus
Would subsidizing the purchase of new pickup trucks enhance or diminish the welfare of our communities?
Rocky Mountain Flowers: The Daring Life and Art of Pioneering Plant Ecologist Edith Clements
"There is one book that I would rather have produced than all my novels," Willa Cather rued in her most candid interview about creativity.
China floods: military blasts dam to release water as death toll climbs
China's military has blasted a dam to release water threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25 and was expected to climb further.
A Lowell woman was told to kill her pet goats in 72 hours. A week later, they are still alive.
"I want to continue raising my goats... and I'm gonna continue raising my goats."
Portland boutique Foundation PDX makes philanthropy fashionable for Oregon Environmental Council - Portland Business Journal
A Northwest Portland boutique is using its proceeds to help an array of groups it believes will benefit from its "philanthropic fashion"