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Live updates of Fort McMurray wildfire

A raging wildfire continues to destroy Fort McMurray, Alberta, forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the oilsands city as officials warn the worst of the blaze is not yet over. 127 more words


Colby Cosh: In a redoubt north of Fort McMurray, a city's people await a battle

EDMONTON – There will be a lot of grand theories trumpeted about the wildfire destruction of outer Fort McMurray over the next few weeks. The word “outer,” of course, represents an optimistic guess that Wednesday will be less terrible than Tuesday for the oilsands city, which is nestled in the middle of an upside-down Y of rivers about 400 km north of Edmonton. 1,040 more words

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Beacon Hill Window

A window with some flowers and a slightly askew lamp on Boston’s Beacon Hill.


Boston Destinations

There is no doubt Spring is one of the best times to visit Boston. I’ve called this city my home for almost a decade now and I still fall more and more in love with it everyday of my adult life. 726 more words


Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ a battle of conflicting rights

by State Representative Jim Lyons

None of our rights is absolute. Even our most precious rights have limitations. The First Amendment protections of the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to assemble are expansive but hardly unconditional. 710 more words

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New Podcast Episode: Frederick Douglass Boston Sites

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Sixth Day, Friday March 25th

As I am quick to discover, parking is at a premium in central Boston and its environs. 214 more words

History Of Ideas

Massachusetts' Millionaires Tax

Editorial to the Lawrence Eagle Tribune

Over the past several years, there are two words that have, more than any other, sent Massachusetts lawmakers scurrying for cover: “tax increase.” 855 more words

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