As a child, the prospect of an overnight journey by train sounded exciting, but the reality of the situation soon sunk in — Norman had become one of the nearly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
With national policy on climate and energy in political gridlock, the opponents are fighting in local and state trenches. That's why money is pouring into a small county north of Seattle, where there's a debate over a shipping terminal that would send coal to Asia.
Drifting snow and white out conditions caused havoc yesterday on Highway 402. Hundreds of motorists were stranded there in a nasty snowstorm. Some had to be rescued by military helicopters and four wheel drive vehicles. Where would you find Highway 402?
Ten years ago this week, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally murdered. His death re-energized the gay-rights movement. A decade later, many say the nation hasn't come nearly far enough.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address the annual meeting of economists and central bankers with a speech entitled ?Reflections on a Year of Crisis.' The Takeaway speaks with Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter at ProPublica.