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  • In an April 2, 2014 photo, Eric Bradford, with WesTower Communications, throws down the first bit of bailing twine from an osprey nest on top of a cell tower west of Helena, Mont. Elementry school students wrote letters to AT&T, the operator of the cell tower, to ask them to help the osprey by cleaning out strands of orange baling twine, which can be harmful to the birds.  (AP Photo/Independent Record, Eliza Wiley)

    Students seek safer cell tower osprey nest

    After a long winter migration, the pair of ospreys nesting on a cellphone tower across from Kessler Elementary School returned Wednesday. Little did they know during their time away the efforts that went into making their nest safe for them and this year's crop of chicks.

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  • Ms. Johnston said graffiti now tends to be more "nuisance" tags, such as painting on street signs, and some property owners have even donated their walls to the mural program because they like that artistic style.

    D.C. murals serving as an artful alternative to graffiti on walls →

  • "If a mural is coming to your neighborhood, you know about it," she said. "There's a community meeting to talk about the project in general, who the artist is going to be and the message. It's a pretty lengthy process and part of the reason why we take such time and care with it. We want to make sure the work will be welcomed, taken care of, and everyone feels their voice is being heard."

    D.C. murals serving as an artful alternative to graffiti on walls →

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