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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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South Dakota: Sylvatic plague vaccine for prairie dogs being tested in Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of 34 areas testing a vaccine to prevent the spread of sylvatic plague in prairie dog populations. If successful, it could be used to protect the park’s endangered black-footed More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Flying unmanned aircraft over National Parks banned

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Al Roker to emcee Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Malltoday announced that Al Roker, the TODAY show’s weather anchor and author, will join Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Arlington National Cemetery added to National Register of Historic Places

PRESS RELEASE The National Park Service Tuesday announced that Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Nate Silver: Republicans are now slight favorites to capture the Senate

The man who received a bunch of accolades and credibility after picking the victor of the 2012 Presidential race so accurately is back with some thoughts and predictions on the 2014 US Senate elections–and More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015: $2.6 billion for National Park Service

PRESS RELEASE President Obama’s budget request for 2015 includes $2.6 billion for the critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission of the National Park Service (NPS) as it approaches its 100th anniversary. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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National parks to offer free admission during President’s Day weekend

Looking for something economical to do during the weekend of February 15-17? The National Park Service announced yesterday that all 401 National Park Service sites will have free admission during Presidents Day weekend, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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67 people hospitalized with suspected anthrax in Kenya

Sixty-seven people, including 34 children have been hospitalized  in Igembe North, Kenya after apparently consuming an anthrax-tainted cow, according to a report in The Star today. According to the report,  Area More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Sen. Paul, Rep. Poe say keep promise to veterans; take money from foreign aid, sell some federal lands

In response to the recent passage of the House’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which includes cuts for military retirees younger than 62, reducing annual cost-of-living adjustments More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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The Tea Party Express calls out ‘Porky’ Peter King

PRESS RELEASE Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, found factual inaccuracies with Congressman Peter King’s recent statements denying adoration for pork barrel spending, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Jordan Graham accused of blindfolding her groom, Cody Johnson, then pushing him off of a cliff

A new theory surrounding the death of Cody Lee Johnson which may involve his fiance blindfolding him and pushing him off of a cliff. DNA test results on a piece of cloth found near Johnson’s body may connect More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Celebrity News: Dolly Parton jumped bumped and bruised, Wayne Newton doesn’t go down with the ship, CeeLo charged

Described as a ‘fender bender,’ Dolly Parton, the famous country singer walked away with ‘minor injuries.’ Meanwhile, Wayne Newton says ‘so long’ to his yacht as it sank at Lake Mead Medina. In serious More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Trey Gowdy targets Park Services head on why ‘pot-smoking’ Occupy protesters treated better than WWII Vets

During a US House hearing concerning the closure of national parks and monuments during the partial government shutdown, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) targeted the director of the National Park Service for treating “pot-smoking” More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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National Park Service Director: ‘America’s 401 national parks are open for business’

 National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced that as a result of the passage of a continuing resolution providing federal appropriations, the National Park Service have resumed operations More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Taiwan health officials say combative macaques may be positive for herpes B

Taiwanese health officials say a couple of the aggressive Formosan macaques that attacked visitors to Yushan National Park have something resembling herpes B virus in their mouths, according to a Focus Taiwan More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Government shutdown forces Yorktown restaurant to close

The partial shutdown of Washington has now sparked a new battle of Yorktown. Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant is owned by Glenn Helseth in the historic Yorktown, a building owned by the National Park Service. Helseth More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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John Bell, the latest runner to get fined for jogging at Valley Forge during government shutdown

A Pennsylvania man has made headlines for his run through Valley Forge because when he returned he was greeted by two park rangers and slapped with a $100 fine. Scenic overlooks closing were just the beginning. More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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National Parks are still closed but immigration reform rally moves ahead on National Mall

The National Park Service is allowing an immigration reform rally to go on as planned Tuesday on the National Mall, even though it’s closed due to the federal shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the “Camino More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Obama administration uses government shutdown to ban fishing off of the Florida Keys

The Obama administration has closed off parts of the ocean around Florida to public access as part of the government shutdown. MackerelPublic Domain Image/ Jastrow at the French Wikipedia project National Park Service More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Government Shutdown: Scenic overlooks are being closed

The National Park Service is expanding their closures, even after the publicity surrounding the WWII Memorial, now closing scenic overlooks along the George Washington Parkway. Considered some of areas of amazing More...



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