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  • Best state fairs in the U.S.

    Best state fairs in the U.S.
    Jim Kopel has been a big fan of state fairs since he was 10, when he exhibited his Chester White pigs at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Since retiring from teaching a few years ago, Kopel has visited state fairs in all 50 states, turning his ardor...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Republican candidates spent money to make money

    Republican candidates spent money to make money
    The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
  • Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in Texas
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years. And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
  • A Judge Who Isn't Playing by Fast and Loose Rules

    LAS VEGAS — Judge John S. McGroarty did it differently. In the last Nevada election in which all district judgeships in Las Vegas were on the ballot, 13 incumbents ran unopposed. Unlike others, McGroarty returned his unspent campaign contributions....
  • The cost of regulated speech

    Iowa hasn't spoken yet, but already the white-bread state and its early-bird caucuses are being criticized for being undemocratic. "Iowans Insist Caucus Role Is Deserved" was the headline on a dispatch from Des Moines in Wednesday's Washington Times,...
  • Martha S. Putney, black historian and author, dies at 92

    Martha S. Putney, a retired historian at Bowie State and Howard universities and the author of a book about African American women who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, died Dec. 11 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a...
  • Peg Mullen dies at 92; Iowa mother wrote book about son's friendly-fire death in Vietnam

    Peg Mullen dies at 92; Iowa mother wrote book about son's friendly-fire death in Vietnam
    Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92. Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa. Mullen wrote...
  • L.A.'s fleet flounders in the Rose Parade

    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but it was hard not to notice last week that the city of Los Angeles really, really needs some help when it comes to its floats for the annual Rose Parade. This year's edition was a tribute to the Port of Los Angeles. That...
  • 'America, we are better than these last eight years'

    01-03-08 'Hope is the bedrock of this nation -- the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.'...
  • Iowa magician, hand model sues over snipped finger

    A hand model, magician and actor blames a Martha Stewart-branded lounge chair for snipping off a bit of his livelihood. In a lawsuit filed Monday against Kmart Corp. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Patrick Albanese said he was moving the Martha...