USA

Photo: National Park Service, Sunrise at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com features regional guides to cities, states, and parks throughout the country. Fave Places Planeta.com

USA Politics

Image: Constitution of the USA (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others know about politics in the USA? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Elsewhere on the WebPoliticoFivethirtyeightresults.decisiondeskhq.comCspan – @cspancqrollcall.com – @nielslesniewskirollcall.comopensecrets.orgBulwark – YouTube – @bulwarkonlineelectionlawblog.org Alsodcreport.orgicivics.org [email protected] gov.mtopgroup.com/art1/live/house Congressional budget office – https://www.cbo.gov/cost-estimates Senatesenate.govjudiciary.senate.gov Billscongress.gov/senate.gov/legislative/HowTo/how_to_bills.htmgovinfo.gov/app/collection/billsdocs.house.gov/floor/ Joe BidenWikipedia ConstitutionWikipedia Motion to recommithttps://archives-democrats-rules.house.gov/archives/recommit_mot.htm …

Rio Grande = Rio Bravo

Photo: Gary Nored, River Road from Presidio to Big Bend (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) Wikipedia: The Rio Grande known in Mexico as Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Colorado River) in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. …

Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo: Ron Mader, City Hall (Some rights reserved) Publisher’s note: Viva las aventuras lentas (slow adventures) and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming, and entertaining. Check out personal faves, updated with readers’ and neighbors’ feedback. Las Vegas is one of the most storied cities in the world. A hospitality …

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Photo: Northeast Indiana, Skyline (Some rights reserved) Fort Wayne is a riverine city in northeast Indiana. The state’s second largest city, Fort Wayne was built at the confluence of three rivers: the Saint Joseph River, Saint Marys River and Maumee River. Some history. In 1794 the ‘fort’ in Fort Wayne was built near the Indigenous …

Three Rivers Festival

Poster Fort Wayne, Indiana – Three Rivers Festival – threeriversfestival.org – is the city’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, heaps of junk food, guided tours of the historic Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, and sometimes bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

KUNV

Logo Among the fave radio stations in Las Vegas is KUNV 91.5 – kunv.org – broadcasting and streaming from University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). KUNV includes two stations – easy listening and student-run Rebel HD2. Recommended Sunday programming includes blues, Hawaiian, and reggae music. Students work with the stations each semester. Key Linkskunv.orgtherebelhd2.com – …

Las Vegas Arts District 18B

Photo: Ron Mader, 18B (Some rights reserved) Las Vegas Arts District, or 18b, is a vibrant cultural hub packed with indie art galleries and performance spaces in converted warehouses. Jeff Hwang: “In Las Vegas, there’s the Strip, there’s Downtown Fremont Street and now you have the Arts District, which is kind of a third theme …

North America

Roofdog: What is North American identity? (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity?Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte?French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? …