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These are selected stories I wrote for USA Today, the biggest newspaper in the nation.

June 30, 2006 | USA Today
Gas prices put the brakes on some vacations
The price of gas is changing the way many Americans think about summer vacation. It's also changing the way that businesses try to woo budget-conscious drivers back to the highways.


June 12, 2006 | USA Today
Rock slide cuts community off from Yosemite
A massive rock slide has blocked the two-lane highway that connects most of Mariposa County to its biggest tourist attraction, Yosemite National Park. It's dire news for a county that gets most of its income from tourism.


June 5, 2006 | USA Today
Hottest technology deployed in fight against wildfires
Crews fighting wildfires are hoping satellites and digital technology will keep them ahead of the blazes.


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