Public access

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019 file photo Zac Brown performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Brown has lost a bid to limit public access to his property in Alaska. Brown had asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission to remove easements the access along his property in hills above Homer, a small city on Kachemak Bay on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey,File)
August 14, 2019 - 6:23 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern...
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June 04, 2019 - 4:34 pm
DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks is warning beachgoers that trying to walk to its public beaches could get you arrested for trespassing. The Charlotte Observer reports that business owner Robert Hovey of Kill Devil Hills was arrested last Wednesday when he tried to reach the...
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FILE - This March 12, 2010 file photo shows deer seeking foliage in retreating snow in grasslands near Miles City, Mont. This area is typical of other grasslands and similar tracts that are included in a policy by acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when selling or trading public land. The executive Thursday, March 21, 2019 order comes amid longstanding complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can be reached only through private property or small slivers of public land. (Steve Allison/Miles City Star via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 8:04 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land. The secretarial order comes amid...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2007 file photo a sign directing visitors to two parking spaces next at a coastal access gate for Escondido Beach is shown on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. A new smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 access points along the California coast was created with help from a tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding ran afoul of state regulators. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 13, 2018 - 9:09 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app...
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October 01, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach. The justices said Monday that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a California appeals court decision...
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In this June 30, 2014 photo, beachgoers play in the surf in Ship Bottom, N.J. New Jersey is trying again to end a decades-long conflict over who should be allowed to access the state's waterways and under what conditions with a new bill incorporating an ancient Roman legal concept into a current state law protecting public beach access. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
February 01, 2018 - 11:54 am
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access to the shoreline and end some shore towns' long history of trying to keep outsiders off their beaches. State lawmakers have introduced a new beach access bill that...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 7:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 11:44 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated. But there would be changes to a "handful," he said. Zinke told The Associated Press that...
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August 24, 2017 - 11:21 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated. But there would be changes to a "handful," he said. Zinke told The Associated Press that...
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August 10, 2017 - 9:25 pm
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company, a California appeals court ruled. The First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 3-0 that Vinod...
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