The road to unfunded mandates is paved with good intentions in the form of legislation. At least that’s my main take-away with one group of bills that the Legislature is now considering. In a nutshell, Assembly Bill 4843 and its Senate companion, S-3549, would require municipalities and nonprofit organizations that […]

TribLIVE’s Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. Staff with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy started planting nearly 70 trees in Harrison and Brackenridge on Wednesday. Of the 67 trees, about 50 are going in the public right of way […]

Joshua Tree National Park in California saw a 20% increase in visitation in November 2020 and expects an “extremely busy” spring, the National Park Service said. Jae C. Hong AP Tourists are flocking to Joshua Tree National Park during the coronavirus pandemic — and rangers expect it to get even […]

© Provided by PrestigeOnline “Mindfulness” has been all the rage in the last five years and should need no explanation. Yet I googled it anyway. “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something,” Google Dictionary tells me. It says everything and nothing, because mindfulness has come to […]

It was a winter getaway less than an hour from Grand Junction with the focus on a Christmas tradition. On Saturday, locals immersed themselves in an onslaught of snow on Grand Mesa just to snag the right Christmas tree. All you could see were headlights peeking through a downpour of […]

If nothing else, 2020 has been a year of new experiences. It goes without saying that many of those have been due to the coronavirus pandemic — wearing face masks, holding get-togethers via Zoom and worrying about toilet paper hoarders were certainly new experiences to me. So with the year […]

WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — For the folks picking out their Christmas trees on a cold but clear Sunday, it’s an easy way to elevate their holiday mood in a difficult year. “I like when the tree is in the house, it makes it feel more festive,” said 15-year-old Maggie Iannone. […]

There seem to be two schools of thought this December. Either you’re going hard on festive jollity – perhaps your house already looks like a scene from White Christmas – or you’re pretending the whole event isn’t happening yet.  It’s tempting to postpone festivities, but after a very strange few […]

The sun peaks through the branches of conifer trees in the Hunter Creek Valley in Aspen on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Cut-your-own Christmas tree permits are always popular in the White River National Forest — and this year is no exception. The forest service has already sold nearly 6,500 tree-cutting […]

The Daily Beast Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s MAGA-Loving Defense Team Implodes While Kyle Rittenhouse awaits trial for killing two people at a Kenosha, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter protest this summer, his lawyers are in prosecutors’ crosshairs.From the start of the high-profile case, Rittenhouse’s lawyers have attracted nearly as much attention […]

Season for Caring recipient needs help with mortgage payments and utilities Luz Moreno-Lozano   | Austin American-Statesman Driskill hotel chef returns after stroke to light Christmas tree Season for Caring recipient needs help with mortgage payments and utilities For the first time in more than eight months, Nelson Toala returned to […]

Road work in Lynchburg could impact your commute this week. The D Street Bridge will close daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday as water crews install sewer service to the area. Traffic will be detoured onto Cabell Street and Victoria Avenue. Botetourt County Schools is holding a […]

CLOSE Oregon’s Willamette National Forest offered up his year’s Capitol Christmas tree and made a 3,000 mile cross-country road trip to Washington D.C. USA TODAY In the movie, “Elf,” Buddy’s decision to cut down a tree in Central Park to decorate his dad’s New York City apartment was definitely illegal. But there is […]