National parks

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, a grizzly bear cub forages for food a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Researchers say there are an estimated 718 bears in the region, a figure that’s little changed from last year as state officials prepare for possible hunts for the animals for the first time in decades. (Alan Rogers /The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
November 30, 2017 - 7:51 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first public hunts for the animals in decades. There are an estimated 718...
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November 30, 2017 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shut down the subway overnight in the city that never sleeps? That was among the recommendations made Thursday by an influential think tank, which proposed ending New York City's vaunted 24-hour subway service as a way to help save a public transit system groaning with age and in...
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In this July 21, 2017 photo provided by the National Park Service shows Dr. Jonathan Hoffman, paleontologist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History works on an ancient Sea Cow fossil on Santa Rosa Island. Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow off Southern California's Channel Islands that lived off some 25 million years ago. The National Park Service says the fossil skull and rib cage were discovered this summer, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/National Park Service)
November 28, 2017 - 8:00 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago. The fossil skull and rib cage were discovered this summer on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los...
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November 26, 2017 - 10:38 am
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are turning to private fundraisers to try to find enough money to replace their outdated hand-held radios. Most of the radios were bought in 2003 and are well past their typical 10-year...
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FILE- In this May 2, 2013 file photo, the sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:44 pm
A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the...
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This photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 urges people to vote against a building height increases in Tusayan, Arizona. A vote in favor would pave the way for development at an RV park in town. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
November 08, 2017 - 6:58 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of a small town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim have rejected a building height increase, but it won't stop developers from pursuing an expanse of retail shops, open space and lodging at the edge of town. Voters in Tusayan turned down a ballot measure Tuesday...
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In this Tuesday, oct. 31, 2017 photo, Clarinda Vail stands outside the lodge her family owns in Tusayan, Ariz.. Vail opposes a ballot measure to increase building heights in the small town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
November 06, 2017 - 12:58 pm
TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) — Seconds after rounding the highway curve on the final stretch to the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance, the first sign appears: Yes on 400. Housing. Jobs. Independence. The ballot measure being decided Tuesday is the latest push in a decadeslong effort to build new hotels,...
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October 30, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump. The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, a Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Friday, Oct. 27. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was "incredibly...
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, shows a view seen on the way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion.(AP Photo/Tammy Webber, File)
October 26, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion. The senators say the plan would exclude many Americans from enjoying...
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