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Pavement makes trip through Baja an easy drive

Pavement makes trip through Baja an easy drive

  It’s called a highway, but by many standards it is a merely a two-lane road. However, for those who remember when it was all dirt, this stretch of asphalt is like pavement heaven. The 1,711-kilometer or 1,063-mile long Carretera Transpeninsular (Transpeninsula...

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Book Review: Warren rips apart U.S. economic policy

Book Review: Warren rips apart U.S. economic policy

It’s amazing how a few decisions can be so devastating to millions of people. If more people understood deregulation by the government, banking rules, and trade, it would be better for the middle class in the United States. It doesn’t mean change would be forthcoming,...

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Sidewalks make walking in Baja a challenge

Sidewalks make walking in Baja a challenge

  Walking in Baja can be dangerous. It has nothing to do with the people, but instead everything to do with the infrastructure. Sidewalks, while they exist, are not built to a uniform scale. It’s a good idea to look down. Sometimes, though, it’s wise to look up...

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A bit of Mexican history with each mouthful

A bit of Mexican history with each mouthful

Every bite just kept getting better. While I didn’t immediately know it, I soon learned I was eating a bit of Mexican history. Chiles en nogada is no ordinary dish. This made it all the more special to have it for the first time with friends in Todos Santos on New...

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Wildfire smoke affects environment, wildlife, and water

Wildfire smoke affects environment, wildlife, and water

Smoke from wildfires may be as dangerous to the environment as it is to humans. Every summer and fall when smoke inundates a town health officials issue warnings, often telling people to stay indoors. Wildlife doesn't have that option. Bodies of water cannot be...

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