Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:23:50 GMT
Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in the Johnson administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85. Wilkins, most recently a history professor at George Mason University, died at an assisted-living facility in Kensington, Maryland, said his wife, Patricia King, and his daughter, Elizabeth Wilkins.
Four Puffin Stops For Sale
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:18:37 GMT
Puffin Stop, a gas station and convenience store in Livermore Falls, Maine, that has been in town for decades, closed its doors June 22, reported The Sun Journal . Alliance Energy LLC, which owns the property, will not renew the lease, assistant store manager Jenn Lemieux told the newspaper.
Craig prevails in wild PASS South Orange County finish
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:06:13 GMT
Matt Craig came out on top of a controversial last lap battle that saw both he and third finisher Preston Peltier slap the wall to win Saturday night's Orange Blossom Special Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. It gives Craig' his second straight PASS South Super Late Model win, and guarantees him a starting spot in the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine.
Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:59:17 GMT
A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leef on it next to a group gathered to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on April 20, 2016. Canada will take steps next year to legalize marijuana, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced.
Climate Change Puts Invasive Plants on the Move
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:58:21 GMT
The study of the two pervasive, widespread, and problematic invasive species provides evidence that climate change can both inhibit and facilitate invasive species growth. Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a study today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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