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Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

Former Japanese American deten

Former Japanese American detention site becomes national park

The Amache National Historic Site in southeastern Colorado has been officially recognized as one of America's national parks. Amache, founded during World War II, was one of the locations where thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated and imprisoned. It is now transitioning from a sad Read More...

Sunset in the Sierra Nevadas

Department of the Interior moves to change derogatory US land names

We recently wrote about a California ski resort’s choice to change its derogatory name. Now, more sites around the US, specifically federal lands, will also get name changes as Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has ordered the department’s Board on Geographic Names to remove derogatory and racist Read More...

Deb Haaland slated to be first

Deb Haaland slated to be first Native American Interior Secretary

In 2018, Deb Haaland, alongside Sharice Davids, became the first Native American woman to serve in Congress. A longtime advocate for the environment in her home state of New Mexico, Haaland is now slated to become the first Native American Interior Secretary.  If confirmed, Haaland, a member of Read More...