• HEAD Jun 6, 2019

    As Craft Beer Market Grows, So Do Wild Flavors

    Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed. Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who stirred sour cherries into their beer to newer varieties like the white...

  • David Koenig Jan 26, 2019

    How Congress Got Trump to Climb Down, End Shutdown For Now

    President Donald Trump was feeling the heat. Week after week, Trump had demanded that the government stay partially shuttered until Democrats agreed to pay for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Surrounded by a shrinking cast of advisers, he watched as federal workers went unpaid and basic services were frozen. His poll numbers were slipping. His arguments were landing with...

  • David Koenig Jan 26, 2019

    Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown Without Wall Funding

    President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a deal Friday to temporarily reopen the government and end the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Trump agreed to endorse a short-term funding bill that doesn’t include money for a border wall — something he had previously demanded as part of any continuing resolution to end the shutdown.

  • David Koenig Jan 25, 2019

    Belt Buckles and Beer: Federal Shutdown Hits Businesses Hard

    From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it’s forcing them to cut workers’ hours and buy less from suppliers — measures that could ripple through the larger U.S. economy.

  • Europe Jun 28, 2018

    Wineries Hedge Against Climate Change, Move to Cool Climates

    When an Oregon valley famed for its wine heats up under the afternoon sun, Pacific Ocean winds rush through a dip in the mountains, cooling the grapes in Jeff Havlin’s vineyards. The Van Duzer Corridor, the lowest point in Oregon’s Coast Range, has become a go-to place for wineries and vineyards hedging their bets against climate change. Winemakers and vineyard...

  • California Oct 11, 2017

    Wildfires Threaten Wine Industry, Tourism in Napa and Sonoma Counties

    Workers in Northern California’s renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others.

  • California Oct 10, 2017

    ‘Heartbroken': Smoke, Wildfires Damage California's Famed Wine Country

    Workers in Northern California’s renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others. Kim Yonenaka reports.

  • United States Sep 6, 2017

    Two Houstons Emerge From Harvey Aftermath: One Wet, One Dry

    In a quest to help Harvey victims, Kelli Shofstall and her son set out on a 165-mile drive from Austin to Houston that led them through neighborhood after neighborhood where the streets were dry and no one seemed to need assistance....
    It took more than a day of driving around, following outdated flood maps, before they found a water-filled road where...

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