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Energy Show: Cardinal-Hickory Creek and Dam Construction in Laos

Today’s episode takes a close look at two energy projects: the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project in Iowa and Wisconsin, then the Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Southern Laos. First, we hear from Nikki Jones, Bruce Paul, and Dave Clutter about their opposition to the Cardinal-Hic


Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

We're taking a 19 day tour starting in Hanoi and ending in Luang Prabang. Flying to Hanoi from San Francisco, CA and thinking of flying from Luang Prabang back to Hanoi and onto SFO because it's a lot cheaper than flying from LP to SFO. We want to use the airline sites instead of a discount site bec


Laos villagers rebuild their lives after shocking dam collapse

A little over six months ago the world watched in horror as a massive dam wall collapsed in Laos. It was late July 2018 and powerful flash floods caused by the collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam hit more than 13,000 people in the southern province of Attapeu, Lao PDR. The floodwaters s


Restaurant review: Temple restaurant on Broad Street is a lesson in Lao cuisine

Most Americans don’t know much about Laos or its cuisine. And, until recently, there weren’t that many Laotian restaurants in the United States. Fortunately, for knowledge-hungry — and actual-hungry — Richmonders, Temple near the Museum District offers a rare lesson in Lao cuisine. Bordered by China


Scoot to start flights to Laos in April

Singapore Airlines’ low cost subsidiary Scoot will begin a connection to Laos from its hub in Singapore in April. The thrice-weekly service will start on April 1, departing from Singapore to Luang Prabang, followed by Vientiane, before heading back to Singapore. The airline will use Airbus A320 airc


Discovering the Value of Slow Travel – Why We Chose to Stay in Chiang Mai

When I made my first packing list for our RTW sabbatical, I included maps and guidebooks but I never thought of bringing along a paper calendar. At home, we have one in just about every room of our house, but for some reason, I thought time would be less relevant on the road. The truth is, it can be


Israel's 'secret war' on Syria is likened to the US' 'secret war' on Laos

Observers have been struggling to find an historical comparison for the War on Syria since it first broke out over 8 years ago, and while the conflict is veritably a unique one in its own right, the best comparison that can be made to its current phase over the past couple of years is Laos because o


Survivors of Laos' PNPC Dam Disaster Still Struggling

Survivors of a July 2018 dam disaster described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades are still dealing with physical and mental hardship, according to an official of a South Korean-led relief effort.


Phiang District meeting reviews forest and land use in Ban Navaen, a Nam Poui NBCA enclave village

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Lao State Workers Go Without Salaries, Even After PM’s Directive to Pay Them Monthly

State employees in many provinces of Laos have not received their January salaries in violation of a recent government mandate that the workers be paid on the 25th of every month, indicating that the directive may be a toothless effort to resolve a longstanding problem of lack of regional funds to p


Lao PDR hosts major global funds in push for climate-resilient, sustainable future

Vientiane 14 February 2019 – The Government of Lao PDR through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has this week hosted a National Dialogue on the engagement between two major global funds, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The dialogue is the firs


Bite of the Week: Chef’s Special Dry Chili Chicken at Lao Sze Chuan

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Chinese food fans who frequent University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus have a lot to keep track of—the lively scene includes mainstays like Hong Kong Noodles and Tea House as well as numerous newc


Two people die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – Investigators say two deaths in Siskiyou County were linked to carbon monoxide poisoning. On February 9, two people—later identified as 50-year-old Cha Bouashu Lao and 43-year-old Lia Her—were found dead inside a structure in the Mt. Shasta Vista subdivision, about 35 south


The Great Walk of China: Thai mother with dementia is found EIGHT MONTHS after setting off to see her nearby son and walking 400 MILES away to China

A 59-year-old Thai woman with dementia has returned home after leaving her house eight months ago to see her son nearby, and accidentally walking 400 miles to China. Kaeomanee Arjaw was reported missing on June 12 from her house in the Thai province of Chiang Rai, part of the mountainous 'Golden Tri


Protecting sex workers + LAO report + Foster care rally

“AT ODDS” The Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a report on Thursday that using funds from the individual mandate penalty as the only way to finance expanded insurance subsidies “is at odds” with the mandate’s goal of getting more people insured.


Mortal Kombat 11 Roster Update – Kung Lao, Frost, Jade, and More May Have Been Leaked

File names in the game’s database might be hinting at upcoming additions to the roster. A fighter is only as good as its roster, and Mortal Kombat almost always manages to nail that aspect. The upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 is also looking like it’ll be doing just that, with the likes of newcomer Geras


Rights Groups Urge Laos to Include The Poor in Decision-Making, Ahead of UN Expert’s Visit

The government of Laos must ensure that people living in poverty are able to take part in key decision-making processes that affect their lives, rights groups said Wednesday, ahead of a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation by a United Nations expert.


Mortal Kombat 11 Steam Achievements Might Point to Character Reveals of Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Jade, and Others

A massive leak of Mortal Kombat 11's final roster may have just come out thanks to Steam. We’ve seen a whole bunch of Mortal Kombat 11 over the past month, but even with that being said we still only know about half the fighters that will be appearing in the game’s final roster. If a new leak is tru


Bangkok Airways To Launch Chiang Mai - Krabi and Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang (Laos) Routes

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited will launch 2 new routes from Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai – Krabi and Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang (Laos). Reservations can be made from today and will be available for travels from 31 March 2019 onwards.


Saved by a mermaid in the Mekong river

Get to know Phou Vieng Insysiengmae, a child soldier from Laos. The monk cuts across the courtyard to where we’re staring up at Wat Lao Buddharam, here on 44th Street in Chollas View.