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Ski resorts aim for more efficient snowmaking amid drought

Ski resorts aim for more efficient snowmaking amid drought

DENVER (AP) — The sight can be jarring during extreme drought: snowmaking guns lined up on a mountainside, blasting precious crystal flakes on a ski run while the rest of the land goes thirsty. Snowpack in the U.S.

Author Nathan Harris earns Gaines Award for debut novel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The debut work of Seattle author Nathan Harris has earned him the 2021 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Allende publishes 'Violeta'

MIAMI (AP) — Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, Isabel Allende suffered one of the greatest losses of her life: The death of her mother.
Holey leaves and vines! A look at houseplant trends for 2022

Holey leaves and vines! A look at houseplant trends for 2022

After the houseplant heyday of the 1970s, the penchant for potted green companions faded with all but the most dedicated plant parents.
Review: Ryan Culwell leans into his Texas Panhandle roots

Review: Ryan Culwell leans into his Texas Panhandle roots

Ryan Culwell, “Run Like a Bull" (Missing Piece Records) Ryan Culwell is as Texan as an El Camino with a rusty tailgate. His Panhandle roots infuse everything he does.
‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

It was 2017 when filmmaker Paula Eiselt started seeing articles about rising maternal mortality rates in the United States.
Biden caught on hot mic swearing at Fox News reporter

Biden caught on hot mic swearing at Fox News reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity.

SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape

The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission.

Millennial Money: Just how passive is passive income?

The opportunity to make money while we sleep is one few of us would turn down. And passive income, at face value, suggests we can do just that. Social media is chock-full of influencers telling us how to make passive income.
Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

BAGHDAD (AP) — War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now, virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma hopes to help rebuild conflict-scarred Iraq through a series of concerts and other projects to support culture and education.