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China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

A plan for a drive-up climbing center on the north side of the mountain also includes the mainstays of a modern resort: lodging, restaurants, and a museum. Is this the future of the world's highest peak?

Grayson Schaffer
Dec 3, 2016

Public Lands Belong in Federal Hands

The Wyoming state government recently released a study weighing the pros and cons of transferring federal lands to the state. The results were unequivocal: it's a terrible idea.

Wes Siler
Oct 25, 2016