Colin Fogarty http://kcur.org en Proposed Power Lines Tangle With Native American History http://kcur.org/post/proposed-power-lines-tangle-native-american-history Imagine running power lines through a cathedral. That's how archaeologists describe what the Bonneville Power Administration proposes doing in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state. The federal electricity provider is trying to string <a href="http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/Big_Eddy-Knight/" target="_blank">a new transmission line</a> near a cave that contains ancient paintings, a site considered sacred by Native Americans.<p>The paintings are inside a tall cave on a rocky hillside in Wishram, Wash. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:43:00 +0000 Colin Fogarty 44157 at http://kcur.org Proposed Power Lines Tangle With Native American History States Stake Claim On Sir Francis Drake's Landing http://kcur.org/post/states-stake-claim-sir-francis-drakes-landing Oregon and California are locked in a dispute over something that happened 433 years ago, when Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans.<p>It happened on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where? Oregon or California? The National Park Service is now poised to officially recognize one state's claim.<p>Drake was the prototypical swashbuckling British ship captain. It took him three years to circumnavigate the world. In 1579, he spent five weeks repairing his ship and interacting with West Coast tribes. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:46:00 +0000 Colin Fogarty 19523 at http://kcur.org States Stake Claim On Sir Francis Drake's Landing