The Forest Service's budget for visitor centers has declined in recent years, and operating the Pactola Visitor Center has become difficult, according to Jerry Krueger, deputy supervisor for the Black Hills National Forest. He said it costs $50,000 annually to maintain and staff the center, and cost-saving arrangements to keep the center staffed have been difficult to sustain. The center was open only five days per week last summer instead of seven.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers in at least six states Monday, and some were made with prerecorded telephone calls, according to an official with the Jewish Federations of North America. It's not clear why up to 20 Jewish community centers across the South and Northeast were targeted, said Richard Sandler, chair of the JFNA board of trustees. "Some of the threats were robo-calls," said Sandler, adding that the number of threats was unusually high. No additional details about the calls were immediately available. Some community centers were evacuated but no explosives were found, Sandler said.
Hubert Howe Bancroft conducted interviews in the 1860s in support of his 39-volume history of the West. In 1954, the Regional Oral History Office was established to conduct interviews with leading citizens of the West. In 2014 we became the Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library. Over the decades, we have conducted 4,000 interviews on almost every topic imaginable. The vast majority of these interviews have been transcribed and made available online.
But the government's chances of getting the legislation on the books look questionable at best because it requires approval by parliament's upper house, where the country's 16 state governments are represented. Many of those governments include the opposition Greens, who object to declaring the North African countries safe. As it is, very few citizens of those countries obtain asylum.