Federal Tourism Aid Funds Gas Stations, Trash Cans, Jazz

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California’s Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple in size thanks to an $8 … Read more

Hotel Rises as Mexico Beach Recovers From Hurricane Michael

By ZACHARY T. SAMPSON, Tampa Bay Times MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the deck of the new Driftwood Inn, 3½ years after Hurricane Michael obliterated the old one, Tom Wood spoke of the months after the storm. One of his daughters had urged him and his wife, Peggy, to pocket the insurance money … Read more