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  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    By Associated Press

    Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair. Published July 24, 2014

  • River Island Park hits funding snag

    By Associated Press

    A funding request to convert land west of the Tombigbee River on The Island in Columbus into a man-made beach and park has been denied. Published July 24, 2014

  • Grand Canyon urges visitors to stay away from bats

    By Associated Press

    Grand Canyon officials are encouraging visitors who came into contact with rabid bats at the national park to seek medical care. Published July 24, 2014

  • Detroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs

    By Associated Press

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area. Published July 24, 2014

  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    By Associated Press

    Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Published July 23, 2014

  • Wolf Creek voters to decide on resort tax

    By Associated Press

    Voters in Wolf Creek could decide late this summer whether to implement a 3 percent seasonal resort tax to help pay for a new wastewater treatment system for the tourist town along the Missouri River. Published July 23, 2014

  • Tennessee signs out-of-state firm for ads

    By Associated Press

    Tennessee officials have signed a five-year, $60 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to produce the "Made in Tennessee" tourism campaign. Published July 23, 2014

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    By AYA BATRAWY - Associated Press

    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. Published July 23, 2014

  • Putnam County water playground has crowding issue

    By Associated Press

    A Putnam County water playground's popularity has become a crowding issue. Published July 23, 2014

  • Honolulu museum offers children free art classes

    By Associated Press

    The Honolulu Museum of Art is providing free art classes this summer to 60 students from leeward Oahu schools. Published July 23, 2014

  • Park Service assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

    By Associated Press

    Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year. Published July 23, 2014

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