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Recreation areas in Eastern Washington close as wildfires spread

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has closed all public lands it manages east of the Cascades due to high fire danger.



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“We had a historic fire event yesterday – 58 new wildfire starts and nine large fires on the landscape, compounded by hurricane-level winds,” Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said. “That dangerous combination led to smoke-filled skies and low visibility, which grounded

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How close is Hong Kong to setting up travel bubbles? | In depth

Proposed travel bubbles have offered a ray of hope for restless Hong Kong denizens grounded for months in a densely populated city, but these have proven more complicated for the government to arrange than it initially seemed.

An annual jaunt to Taiwan or Japan is de rigueur for many Hong Kongers and the city’s expatriates often cite its status as a premier travel hub in Asia as one of the

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Campers Told To Pack Up As National Forests Close Recreation Ahead Of Fire Weather

El Dorado County Deputies Help Rescue 3 Bear Cubs In TahomaEl Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies rescued the cubs from a dumpster in Tahoma on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.

Sacramento City Unified Parents Fed Up, Some Call To Boycott ClassThousands of Sacramento City Unified students are set to return to distance learning Tuesday, but exactly what that will look like is still up in the air.

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The Conversation: Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.

About 300 million to 330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year, according to a 2017 estimate. Some 600 million national and international religious trips are made around the world, generating around $18 billion (U.S.) in global revenues. It makes up a sizable chunk of an overall tourism sector

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Hilton Hotel in Times Square Is Set to Close

The Hilton Times Square is set to become one of the most prominent Manhattan hotels to shut down on a long-term basis amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a Monday public filing with the New York State Department of Labor, the company in control of the 478-room hotel announced the “permanent closing” of the property and said it would cut 200 jobs, effective in October.

A spokesman for

Sunstone Hotel Investors

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Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

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Only a handful of tourists at the usually busy St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.

About 300 to 330 million tourists visit the world’s

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