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TSA, Airlines Seek Alternatives To Pat Downs

TSA, Airlines Seek Alternatives To Pat DownsThere's one thing that everyone agrees on ... airport pat downs have got to go.

After news of children being patted down, women complaining of assault from overzealous TSA officials, and rising complaints of privacy violations, alternatives are now being looked at to replace the controversial TSA program.
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Trails

Key Section Added to Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail

Key Section Added to Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail One of three critical remaining pieces of land necessary to complete the 65-mile Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been acquired by the National Park Service.

The five-acre property, acquired in September 2011, ...
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Preservation

Renovated St. Paul Union Depot Train Station Opens to Public Use

Renovated St. Paul Union Depot Train Station Opens to Public Use The historic St. Paul Union Depot (SPUD) in St. Paul, Minn. has reopened to the public following a $243 million rehabilitation project that transformed the 1923 building into a 21st century multimodal transportation hub.

Initially served by
Metro Trans...
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Western Travel Buzz

Renovations at Grand Canyon’s Historic El Tovar Prompt Visitor Discount Offer

Renovations at Grand Canyon’s Historic El Tovar Prompt Visitor Discount Offer The historic El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon in Arizona is offering a 30 percent lodging discount for the first time in many years during the hotel's "Raise the Roof" sale Jan. 4 through March 6, 2014, except Feb. 14-16, 2014.

Due to a change in the ...
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Tips & Guides

San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay Celebrates 3 New Exhibits

San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay Celebrates 3 New Exhibits Saying it's a focus on the animals that visitors most want to see, San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay unveiled three new exhibits on April 4, 2009 featuring jellies, octopus - and what's this? Land animals?

"This marks the first time that Aquarium o...
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