Boy Scouts Reaffirm ‘Duty to God’ at National Meeting

Saying it is ‘absolutely nonsectarian’ is its principles, the Boy Scouts of America recognized and pledged an ‘unequivocal commitment to the Declaration of Religious Principle’ at its annual convention. Photo by: Nate Pesce Recognition of God as the ruling power in the universe, reverence for religious principles, and an “unwavering” commitment to God underscore the…

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Instructor Sentenced in Death of 12-Year-Old Climbing Prodigy

Nicola Galizia was convicted of manslaughter after Tito Traversa fell on incorrectly assembled climbing hardware called quickdraws, resulting in the young climber’s death. Photo from http://www.titotraversa.it/ In 2013, Tito Traversa, 12, fell 50 feet from the top of a climb. Eight of his 10 quickdraws failed due to incorrect assembly. He died three days later in the…

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Maine bald eagles continue amazing recovery from the brink

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine wildlife officials are conducting the largest statewide survey of bald eagles in the Pine Tree State in five years. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists and game warden pilots are conducting the survey of the iconic bird. It nearly disappeared from Maine in the 1970s, when there were only…

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New National Monument Goes Before Congress

Spanning some 4,000 acres in east-central Kentucky, Camp Nelson is on the cusp of becoming America’s newest national monument. This follows a recommendation from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Photo by: Rich Bowen Following a months-long review of more than 20 national monuments last year, Secretary Zinke famously recommended four “monument modifications.” In short order, that…

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