At long last, Boundary Waters named 'dark sky sanctuary'
DULUTH, Minn. — The starry nights are no secret to those familiar with the Boundary Waters, but a new designation puts the wilderness area on the world map for those seeking stunning skies after dusk.An international association recently certified the Boundary Waters as the world’s 13th dark sky sanctuary, a title given to land that has “an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural, or educational value, its cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.”Other locations given this status by the International Dark...
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Editorial: 100 years after 19th Amendment, voting rights and equality are still precarious
It’s tempting to scoff at our forefathers for the quaintness of their notions, particularly notions regarding what women were and weren’t allowed to do a few centuries ago, like vote. The forefathers of The Inquirer editorial page are no exception. One hundred years ago, in the years leading up to passage of the 19th Amendment, the board had much to say about the idea of women being granted the right to vote.In a number of editorials, the board expressed ongoing skepticism that women wanted or deserved the ballot. In 1915, The Inquirer opined: “The vote in New Jersey (against giving women the ...
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