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Debunking the Sagebrush Rebellion: No, Federal Land Transfers Are Not in the Constitution

Debunking the Sagebrush Rebellion: No, Federal Land Transfers Are Not in the Constitution

Tuesday, February 09, 2016  |  Bryce Gray

At the heart of age-old  disagreements about who should own and manage public lands in Western states—the federal government, states, or local communities—is one key document: the U.S. Constitution.

Supporters of transferring federal lands to state or local control, including the armed occupiers of the...

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Brushing Off Bernie: The SEIU 'Fights for $15' in New Hampshire—While Its Candidate Fights for $12

Brushing Off Bernie: The SEIU 'Fights for $15' in New Hampshire—While Its Candidate Fights for $12

Tuesday, February 09, 2016  |  Jason Pramas

The “protest pit” outside of the Republican Presidential Debate at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, N.H., on Saturday evening was a fenced-in area in a field about a quarter mile down the road from the main entrance to the campus.

Bumper to bumper traffic ran in front of the pit—odd, given that NH St...

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Podium Pandemonium: A Look at a 'Daily Show' Debate About Debates in New Hampshire

Podium Pandemonium: A Look at a 'Daily Show' Debate About Debates in New Hampshire

Monday, February 08, 2016  |  Emily Cassel

There has been a relentless stream of town halls, meet-and-greets, panel discussions and rallies in New Hampshire in advance of the Jan. 9 primary—but we were probably at the only event where “Party in the USA” blared from the speakers as the crowd filed into their seats.

We were definitely at the only...

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Wall Flowers: Waiting for Trump With Every Racist Aunt and Uncle in New England

Wall Flowers: Waiting for Trump With Every Racist Aunt and Uncle in New England

Friday, February 05, 2016  |  Chris Faraone

There’s a man with a dark complexion hocking “Bomb The Hell Out of ISIS” lapel pins. His heart’s not really in it.

The next vendor over from him isn’t legitimately feeling the energy, either, his long hair and thick Boston accent a dead giveaway that he’s a foreigner in Trump country. In any case, th...

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Above Normal, but Not Out of the Woods: Precipitation Chips Away at California Drought, but the Water Deficit Remains

Above Normal, but Not Out of the Woods: Precipitation Chips Away at California Drought, but the Water Deficit Remains

Tuesday, February 02, 2016  |  Paige Blankenbuehler

At the beginning of February last year, South Lake Tahoe in California was nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit—almost 20 degrees above its historic average.

At that time, the drought had been dragging along for four years, and chair lifts at nearby ski resorts were swaying over barren slopes. Representative...

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February Astronomy: The Moon Again Moves Across the Sky, Passing Planets as It Goes

February Astronomy: The Moon Again Moves Across the Sky, Passing Planets as It Goes

Friday, January 29, 2016  |  Robert Victor

For much of February, early risers will continue to enjoy all five bright planets before dawn, as the waning moon sweeps past all of them through Feb. 6. In its next trip around Earth, the moon will go past four planets from Feb. 24 through March 7.

February’s evening mid-twilight occurs about 40 min...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 21:58

Snapshot: Arenas Road Halloween Costume Contest

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Here are some exclusive Coachella Valley Independent iPhone CrapCam images from the Arenas Road Halloween Costume Contest!

A crowd shot at the Arenas Road Halloween Costume Party.

The crowd watches as various winners are announced.

Check out those legs!

Check out those legs!

An orange wig. A funny hat. Why not?

An orange wig, and then headwear that looks like the bastard cousin of a Hot Dog on a Stick hat. Why not?

Not a bad Wednesday crowd in Palm Springs ... even if it is Halloween.

Non-costumed folk watch the costumed folk.

And finally, just in time for Star Wars: Episode 7 in 2015: A stormtrooper.

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