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‘I feel safer on a trail than at the store’: hiking is my escape from sexual harassment

After a terrifying experience with haunt, I resent that Im safer backpacking in the woods than I am in the place I live Before I learned the bite of breaking in brand-new hiking boots or the aching cold that is a tented nighttime in north California, I learned that backpacking- especially as a woman- is dangerous. Everyone said it: aren’t you so worried about being a woman alone in the wilderness? Outside The wilderness is an press charges, one male officer told me, with the caveat that a restraining notice…

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Amid plutonium fears, schools ban visits to new Colorado wildlife refuge

A nearby town is suing over fears that the land, once home to a nuclear weapons facility, still poses a threat The nations newest national wildlife refuge, filled with swaying prairie grass and home to a herd of elk, is slated to open next month just outside Colorados largest city. But seven Denver metro area school districts have already barred school-sanctioned field trips to the preserve. A top local health official says he would probably never hike there. And a town is suing over what the soil might contain. Rocky…

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‘I feel safer on a trail than at the store’: hiking is my escape from sexual harassment

After a terrifying experience with stalking, I resent that Im safer backpacking in the woods than I am in the place I live Before I learned the stinging of breaking in new hiking boots or the aching cold that is a tented night in northern California, I learned that backpacking- especially as a woman- is dangerous. Everyone said it: aren’t you afraid of being a woman alone in the wilderness? Outside The wilderness is an press charges, one male officer told me, with the caveat that a restraining order was…

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US government failing millions by paying below $15 an hour, study finds

Study indicates government utilizes more workers making less than $15 an hour than any other employer in the U The federal government utilizes more workers building less than $15 an hour than any other employer in the US, a new report has revealed. The study, compiled by pro-union group Good Jobs Nation, analyzed federal data and showed that the government spends more than $1.6 tn on federal contractors employing more than 12.5 million people with 4.5 million of those workers constructing below $15 an hour. Many of these employees are…

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Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaiis $2.4 bn industry is struggling in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruptions, with bookings for May through July down 50% David Collier, who has been guiding trips on the island for a decade, clutched the wheel of a 13 -person van last week on the road up to Mauna Kea observatory. Up until Kilauea began erupting this month, his full-time chore was taking visitors on three separate volcano-related tours. Now, with Hawaii Volcanoes national park shut and the district of Puna inundated with lava, two of those three…

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