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West Hollywood City Council to vote on hiking minimum wage to $17.64 an hour

West Hollywood City Council to vote on hiking minimum wage to $17.64 an hour

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — West Hollywood stands poised to have the highest minimum wage in the nation as the city council prepares to vote on increasing it to $17.64 an hour. Wednesday’s council meeting started at 6 p.m., but the issue was still being debated late into the night. The ordinance would take effect […]

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Camping & candy: State park campers welcome kids for trick-or-treating | Sports

Camping & candy: State park campers welcome kids for trick-or-treating | Sports

Lake Greenwood State Park has three camp hosts who stay at the park for three months. These volunteers clean the restrooms and campsites — and also dish out advice. Today, they will turn the park into Haunted Shores and welcome hundreds of kids for trick-or-treating from 4 to 8 p.m. The park will be closed […]

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Dollar dips as traders focus on rate hike prospects elsewhere

Dollar dips as traders focus on rate hike prospects elsewhere

Powell comments last week adds to dollar pressure Commodity linked currencies rise further Busy week with BoJ, ECB meeting <a href=”https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E”>Graphic: World FX rates</a> LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The dollar fell on Monday back towards a one-month low as traders continued to focus on the prospect of interest rate hikes and tightening outside of […]

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Fundstrat just hiked its S&P 500 price target — here’s why

Fundstrat just hiked its S&P 500 price target — here’s why

Fundstrat Global Advisors is one of the more bullish outfits around, and the investment firm is now even more optimistic about the stock market. The firm raised its year-end price target for the S&P 500 SPX, +0.74% to 4,800 from 4,700, which would be a 6% gain from Tuesday’s close of 4,519.63. Strategists led by […]

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Family of missing Wonnangatta campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill speak for the first time

Family of missing Wonnangatta campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill speak for the first time

It’s a mystery that’s captivated Australia, and a case Victoria Police say is unlike any they’ve ever encountered. Russell Hill and Carol Clay set off on a camping trip in the remote Wonnangatta Valley in March last year. But they never returned. They left very few clues, among them a burnt-out campsite and a locked […]

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There’s a Best Time of Day to Try On Hiking Boots (And More Boot-Buying Advice)

There’s a Best Time of Day to Try On Hiking Boots (And More Boot-Buying Advice)

Ill-fitting boots can ruin an otherwise great hike. Boots that fit properly protect your feet, stabilize your ankles, and minimize the chance of blisters—not to mention prevent injury and unsightly bruised toenails. If you’re shopping for your first pair of boots (or if it’s been a while since you last took a spin through an […]

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The don’ts of camping | Bonner County Daily Bee

The don’ts of camping | Bonner County Daily Bee

Camping advice can be good. It can save you a lot of headache and heartache But I’m not going to tell you what you should do in the great outdoors. I’m going to tell you what not to do — as in, don’t do what I did on a recent solo camping trip to Glacier […]

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Hiking in Maine: Great Circle Trail is the state’s newest backpacking route

Hiking in Maine: Great Circle Trail is the state’s newest backpacking route

A fiery sunset over Wadleigh Pond on the Great Circle Trail, northeast of Millinocket. Carey Kish photo The sky is afire with pink, orange and purple as I shiver in the autumn chill on the shore of pristine Wadleigh Pond. One last glance, and I turn to make my way back to camp and my […]

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Things To Look Out For If You’re RV Camping This Fall – MotorBiscuit

Things To Look Out For If You’re RV Camping This Fall – MotorBiscuit

Winter is coming, which for many RVers marks the end of the camping season. Unless you live in Florida, where it never gets below 50 degrees. But the sad truth is that RV parks are beginning to close, and you have to get ready to winterize your RV. But for those of you squeezing a […]

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Ron Chase: Rehabbing on Down East hiking trails

Ron Chase: Rehabbing on Down East hiking trails

Ron Chase rests his weary hip on Petit Manan Point. Contributed photo Most of us older folks have some kind of protracted health problem. The bane of my twilight years has been waging an ongoing battle with arthritis. My knees, hips, and hands are all being treated for the chronic disorder. A few years ago, […]

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