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Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

It’s easy to drive by Riverside Park south of Laurel and not realize its rich history as a booster of the Depression-era Yellowstone Valley economy and temporary home for German prisoners of war.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Strategies for Success: Sochi Olympics provides lessons on budgeting

When Russia was awarded the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the costs were originally estimated at close to $12 billion. However, when the final budget information was compiled, more than $52 billion was spent in making the various forums and venues where the Olympic athletes competed.

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Russians inspect demolished missile facilities at Malmstrom

HELENA — Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.

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David Ignatius: Ukraine poses existential crisis for Obama, too

WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t, as the limited…

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Guest opinion: Russia's weakness limits its regional reach

President Obama seriously rattled at least one cage with his recent reference to Russia as a “regional power.”

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David Ignatius: Fighting anew for democracy against pugnacious Putin

BRUSSELS — President Obama has spoken once again during the Ukraine crisis about being on the right "side of history." It's one of his signature lines, but he should stop: The phrase implies there's an inevitability to the advance of progress and justice. Would that it were so.

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George F. Will: Geography matters more to Putin

WASHINGTON — Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer, said of Poland, perilously positioned between Russia and Germany: "If you pitch your tent in the middle of Fifth Avenue, it is quite likely you will be run over by a bus." Poland has been run over hard and often; indeed, between 1795 and 19…

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Guest opinion: Georgia redux: Putin tries old tactics in Crimea

Here in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia, my friends and neighbors were not surprised by Russia’s invasion of Crimea. After all, Georgia has suffered at the hands of similar Russian practices since 1992.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Will Putin's Ukraine gamble backfire?

WASHINGTON — It’s a stunning comparison that, in some ways, explains everything about the crisis in Ukraine. Back in 1990, average per-person incomes in Poland and Ukraine were roughly equal, about $8,000 in each country. By 2012, they no longer were, reports economist Anders Aslund of the P…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: GOP agrees with Obama strategy, but blames him anyway

WASHINGTON — Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today's candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water's edge.

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Rocky skier isn't at Olympics

Rocky skier isn't at Olympics

NBC gave Andrija Vukovic, a freshman skier for Rocky Mountain College, a special shout-out during Friday's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics, identifying him during its coverage of the parade of nations as a member of the Serbian ski team.

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Guest opinion: Facade of Russian progress on display in Sochi

Guest opinion: Facade of Russian progress on display in Sochi

In the mid-19th century, a Frenchman described the reconstruction of St. Petersburg’s monumental Winter Palace after a fire. To meet the czar’s deadline during a bitterly cold winter, the “unprecedented efforts” included heating the structure’s interior to almost 90 degrees. Of the thousands…

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U.S. Hockey players in Olympic Park

U.S. Hockey players in Olympic Park

U.S. women's hockey players tour Olympic Park Wednesday near the torch at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Interactive: Sochi Games overview

Interactive: Sochi Games overview

An interactive about Russia and the Sochi Games, including major issues at stake.

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Russian who sought to buy rifle sights to leave U.S.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Russian man who pleaded guilty to trying to export military-grade, thermal-imaging rifle sights from the U.S. without a federal license must leave the country and pay a $7,500 fine, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

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Bighaus column: Let's race: Rocky skiers aim to win it all again

Bighaus column: Let's race: Rocky skiers aim to win it all again

Rocky Mountain College’s ski-racing teams are loaded with talent once again, and aiming to win it all in 2014.

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David Ignatius: Obama's diplomatic opportunity in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is approaching one of those moments when a big turn in foreign policy is possible. People can debate whether it's the equivalent of the opening to China or the end of the Cold War, but there's no doubt that this is a time of opportunity — and that, as the …

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David Ignatius: Presidential puzzler: Pundits count even Obama successes as failures

WASHINGTON — How did it happen that less than a year after Barack Obama convincingly won re-election, his every move as president now draws hoots and catcalls from nearly every point on the political spectrum?

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Sales Moves: Feeling blessed? Let's count the ways

I'm sure you've heard the expression, “Count your blessings.” I wonder how you interpret that. I wonder how you count them. I wonder how you take advantage of them. My biggest wonder is how grateful are you for your blessings.

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