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10:58am

Wed June 20, 2012
The Salt

Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 7:17 pm

Langdon Cook shows off the morel and porcini mushrooms he's foraged and stored in the trunk of his car.
Martin Kaste NPR

For Langdon Cook, a walk in the woods isn't that different from a walk through the produce section of the supermarket. He's a writer, blogger and all-around outdoorsy type, but in outdoorsy Seattle, he's made his name primarily as a forager.

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10:31am

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Have Forest Management Policies Increased Fire Risk?

The High Park Fire as seen from the air Sunday, June 10th.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

A troubling theme has emerged during our coverage of the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins; the blaze may only be the first of many large, destructive wildfires to come.

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4:59pm

Tue June 19, 2012
U.S.

Senators Get Time In Solitary Confinement

An exercise area for inmates in solitary confinement in California's Pelican Bay prison. Inmates are allowed to leave their windowless cells for 2 1/2 hours daily to exercise and bathe.
Michael Montgomery Center for Investigative Reporting

At any given moment, about 15,000 men and women are living in solitary confinement in the federal prison system, housed in tiny cells not much larger than a king-sized bed.

"It is hard to describe in words what such a small space begins to look like, feel like and smell like when someone is required to live virtually their entire life in it," says Craig Haney, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

But Tuesday, Haney, who has studied life inside prisons for three decades, had an opportunity to paint that picture.

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4:59pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Education

Board Member Resigns After U.Va. President Fired

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4:37pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Health

Like Fire Season, West Nile Virus Season Also Starts Early

Culex mosquito
John Tann Flickr – Creative Commons

West Nile Virus has been found in trapped Culex mosquitoes in Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties.

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