Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for May 30 - 31, 2015

Son of Raleigh developer John Kane fights Duke Energy-Progress over treeScott County's first brick house, built circa 1797, has been reduced to rubbleStonewall Inn One Step Closer to Landmark Designation'We're not rushing to send anyone a check," Mobile commissioner says of ...From the archives: Kirkbride buildings, built to foster sanity, now empty ...As dangerous as Thomas and Scalia: Meet the right-wing religious zealot who'd ...Drone legislation appears in state House budgetWallingford church officials puzzled over state's objection to steeple cell ...Steve Hotze Hates Dan Patrick, Loves The Texas ObserverArea's historical significance could be argument against planned reservoirHotze peeved at Republicans on marriage issueGoogle is not the answer: How the digital age imperils historyA Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or HomelessnessThe Clintons Favorite Way to LieBoise Mayor Dave Bieter angling for new conservation levy

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Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat
Washington TimesMay 4, 2015

The lack of training, exacerbated by tight funding and travel budgets, was “epidemic in the agency,” the lawsuit says. Ewing's superiors at the regional office uncovered violations of the National Historic Preservation Act in 2009 during construction ...more »

Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Passes bill to Enhance Border ...
Prescott eNewsMay 7, 2015

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator John McCain today applauded the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee's passage of the Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act, legislation that he introduced earlier this year. The bill ...more »

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Son of Raleigh developer John Kane fights Duke Energy-Progress over tree
News & ObserverMay 31, 2015

Meeker is a partner at Parker Poe, the law firm arguing the case for Duke; he also has been an advocate for the preservation of trees. Meeker is not directly involved in the case against Kane – the firm has 200 attorneys across five offices. But Kane ...more »

Scott County's first brick house, built circa 1797, has been reduced to rubble
Lexington Herald LeaderMay 31, 2015

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation had hoped to help owner Ken Jackson find a buyer for the property. Jackson, a Lexington lawyer, ... Only established local law gives preservationists the tools to stop properties from coming down. Without ...more »

Stonewall Inn One Step Closer to Landmark Designation
Curbed NYMay 31, 2015

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and other public officials have been lobbying on behalf of the Stonewall Inn (and other sites, like Julius' Bar, the oldest gay bar in the city) for a long time. However, since the Christopher ...more »

'We're not rushing to send anyone a check," Mobile commissioner says of ...
AL.comMay 31, 2015

MCEMA first learned that the grant needed to be repaid via a letter from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency dated May 5; Hudson addressed a letter to Byrne and Sessions asking for help on May 15. The 36-month extension would give the county an ...more »

From the archives: Kirkbride buildings, built to foster sanity, now empty ...
NJ.comMay 31, 2015

The Kirkbride Plan was precise, down to minute detail, and recorded in his 1854 book, "On the Construction, Organization and General Arrangements of Hospitals for the Insane." Among its guidelines: "This class of hospitals ... In New York, the grounds ...more »

As dangerous as Thomas and Scalia: Meet the right-wing religious zealot who'd ...
SalonMay 31, 2015

Don't forget, a year ago Thomas, a Roman Catholic, aired the malodorous opinion that the First Amendment (which starts with “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”) “probably” – italics mine, yes, sic, only “probably ...more »

Drone legislation appears in state House budget
Winston-Salem JournalMay 31, 2015

Their inclusion appears critical to any hope of becoming law. House Bill 152 on historic preservation tax credits is not expected to be addressed by the Senate. House Bill 46 on restoring medical expense exemption has not been acted upon since being ...more »

Wallingford church officials puzzled over state's objection to steeple cell ...
Meriden Record-JournalMay 31, 2015

WALLINGFORD — The state's Historic Preservation Office objected to construction of cell antennas in the First Congregational Church's steeple because it believed the work would alter its appearance. “For this particular project, the proposed ...more »

Steve Hotze Hates Dan Patrick, Loves The Texas Observer
The Texas ObserverMay 30, 2015

It's nice to be read. On Thursday, the Observer published a short item on the anti-gay marriage resolution Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's Senate passed this week. The gist of the piece: The resolution amounted to nothing, and reflected Patrick's failure to ...more »

Area's historical significance could be argument against planned reservoir
Cameron HeraldMay 30, 2015

... funded or permitted projects are governed by the Texas Antiquities Code (Title 9, Chapter 191, Texas Natural Resource Code of 1977), the National Historic Preservation Act (PL96-515), and the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act (PL93-291).”.more »

Hotze peeved at Republicans on marriage issue
Chron.com (blog)May 30, 2015

There was overwhelming support by the Republican state legislators for this legislation. In the House alone 93 out of 98 Republican state representatives coauthored HB 4105, the Preservation of State Sovereignty and Marriage Act. Representative Cecil ...more »

Google is not the answer: How the digital age imperils history
SalonMay 30, 2015

One of the great paradoxes of the digital age is that we are producing vastly more information than ever before, but we are not very good at preserving knowledge in digital form for the long haul. There's a difference between creating big server farms ...more »

A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness
New York TimesMay 30, 2015

Three-quarter houses, also called sober or transitional homes, are a product of the murky world of outpatient substance abuse treatment for the poor. Their numbers have grown in the past decade, as the administration of ... By law, people are supposed ...more »

The Clintons Favorite Way to Lie
National Review OnlineMay 30, 2015

Meanwhile, Smod is beholden to the rule of law — in this case, the law of physics. As an inanimate object — “a chunk of space-rock,” Kevin dismissively spits — Smod could no more change his mind, or his schedule, than 4 could choose not to be the ...more »

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter angling for new conservation levy
The Idaho StatesmanMay 30, 2015

It is also the lead agency for Ridge to Rivers, a partnership that oversees recreation amenities on Foothills land managed by the city, Ada County, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Last summer ...more »

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