Tag archive for ‘National Park Service’
By Butter Bracco On Monday, October 7th, 2013

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...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 4th, 2013

President Obama suggests GOP would ‘get fired’ for shutdown, making comparisons to worker strikes

Described as a gaffe by conservative critics, President Obama spoke to a Maryland crowd Thursday about the shutdown, comparing the GOP to workers refusing to show up for work until their demands were met. donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Democrats block GOP bills to fund national parks, veteran affairs, DC in government shutdown battle

The House of Representatives will make another attempt Wednesday to pass three emergency funding bills after each failed to obtain the required two-thirds majority Tuesday.  Harry Reid caricature by donkeyhotey More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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401 national parks closed due to government shutdown

Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks and suspended operation of dozens of community assistance programs. photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

White House rolls out government shutdown propaganda with new post

October 1st is day one of the government shutdown resulting from a stalled budget debate over Obamacare. House GOP members put forth a bill which would fund the government with the exclusion of Obamacare. photo More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Statue of Liberty opens for July 4th, first time since Superstorm Sandy

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the small island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Florida daredevil Nik Wallenda prepares for Grand Canyon walk, praises God, says wire is his ‘prayer closet’

Nik Wallenda, the Florida-based daredevil, acrobat and heir to the famed Flying Wallendas circus family,confessed to be afraid of only one thing – God. “I would say the only thing I fear is God,” More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Norovirus outbreak expands in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, at least 200 people sickened

In a follow up to a story last week, the norovirus outbreak that struck 30 Yellowstone National Park employees on June 7, has grown to some 200 people from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and areas More...

By Robert On Friday, June 14th, 2013

Yellowstone employees stricken with norovirus, isolated to Mammoth Hot Springs

An outbreak of the gastrointestinal virus that sickened some 30 Yellowstone National Park employees has been confirmed as norovirus, according to a Jackson Hole News and Guide report Friday. Norovirus Image/CDC The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Aleh Kalman, California teen on church trip gets caught in current, goes over 600-foot Yosemite Falls

A 19-year-old California man is feared dead after he was caught in river currents and swept over the massive waterfall while swimming in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. Aleh Kalman of Sacramento was swimming More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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China ‘rat meat’ scandal results in more than 60 arrests, government says food-related crimes will receive harsher punishment

Some 63 people who allegedly ran an operation in Shanghai and the coastal city of Wuxi who bought rat and fox and passed it off as lamb were arrested as part of a  three-month food safety crackdown in China, according More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sequestation blamed for flight delays while taxpayers spend $152K on transgender voice study

Sequestration may be the topic of discussion in Washington budget talks and reductions, but critics are getting increasingly louder as air travel delays mount, national parks close and the federal spending includes More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4th: Salazar

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service expects to reopen the Statue of Liberty to visitors by July 4, 2013, after repairing the extensive damage to Liberty Island caused More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Rand Paul’s FY2014 Budget ‘A Clear Vision to Revitalize America’ doesn’t pass the Senate with a vote of 18-81

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced his proposed plan, “A Clear Vision to Revitalize America”, to balance the budget in five years  by implementing serious spending cuts, entitlement More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Move over ‘Whale Wars’ the intense Animal Planet show ‘Battleground Rhino Wars’ debuts in March

The intesne “Whale Wars” from Animal Planet has spawned a new show – “Rhino Wars,” which examiners the dangerous and shocking world Rhino poaching. Animal Planet recently announced More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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Komodo dragon attack lands two in the hospital

Forest police officer Ahmad Main was attacked by the two-meter lizard, a Komodo dragon, as he sat alone in an office at the national park on Rinca Island in East Nusa Tenggara province(Indonesia). photo Midori More...

By Robert On Friday, January 18th, 2013

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all national parks will have free admission on Monday

Have a long holiday weekend? If you’re looking for something to do Monday, the National Park Service has announced that the nearly 400 national parks across the country will have free admission on January More...

By Robert On Friday, January 18th, 2013

Bat from Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park confirmed positive for white-nose syndrome

Bat with White-Nose SyndromeImage/CDC/HHS A northern long-eared bat  from a cave in the south central Kentucky park has been confirmed with the deadly fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, according to a National More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Body of missing Ohio man, Christopher Mondiek, found on Santa Cruz island

The body of a 23-year-old Dublin Ohio man was found on the beach of Santa Cruz Island in California Tuesday morning. According to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, the body of Christopher Anthony Mondiek was More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 16th, 2012

‘Rat-bite fever’ cases reported in several Washington State residents

Chelan and Douglas County health officials are reporting the confirmation of a “few” cases of rat-bite fever in a few Chelan and Douglas County residents and possibly in a Grant County resident who may More...



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