Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:03:45 EDTThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:03:45 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPreserving natural areas is importanthttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/582040.htmlMany Americans live within a few hours' drive of valuable, often beautiful, natural areas preserved in part because of a federal tax break. It ought to be made permanent.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTParks, historic sites are a priorityhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/582015.htmlSome national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. They are hallowed ground, where men and women killed defending our nation rest in honored glory.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTHelp make future holidays festivehttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581985.htmlThe holiday season is made more festive by outdoor decorations and light displays. The giant lighted snowflakes that have adorned the bridges of Fort Dodge for nearly two decades, however, are showing their age.Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTReport about CIA raises concernshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581963.htmlMuch of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTPipeline project offers opportunities, controversyhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581894.htmlThe oil boom in North Dakota has emerged in recent years as one of the Midwest's most important economic stories. The Bakken oil fields in what had for decades been primarily an agricultural state now have begun to generate large numbers of jobs.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT