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Grand Canyon. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty Among National Parks To Reopen With State Funds

States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore

10/12/2013

Just as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase health care enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Judge Opens McLean Ball Field Closed in Government Shutdown

A judge has temporarily opened a northern Virginia ball field that the National Park Service had closed because of the government shutdown.

10/11/2013

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nation’s Oldest Full-Time Park Ranger Furloughed

A 92-year-old Northern California woman who is the nation’s oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she’s surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

10/08/2013

Ford's Theater may be the latest casualty of the government shutdown. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown May Halt ‘Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre may have to postpone its run of “The Laramie Project” because the play is being forced out of the theater during the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

The Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Shutdown Casualty: Once In A Lifetime Rafting Trips On The Colorado River

Tuesday was rigging day. The day that two groups of people from across the country would be in Arizona inflating rafts to launch on the Colorado River, loading food and camping gear, and strapping it all down so it doesn’t end up in the water.

Instead, the groups of 16 people each camped out at a lodge near Lees Ferry unable to get into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to the water. With the federal government shutdown, their Wednesday launch dates on one of the most coveted river trips in the country — through the Grand Canyon — appears unlikely.

10/02/2013

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

National Park Service Creates Website for Teachers

The National Park Service is launching a new website for teachers that will provide lesson plans and resources about science and historic places in national parks throughout the country.

09/12/2013

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National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Deer Management

The National Park Service on Monday released its proposal to reduce the deer population in by using sharpshooters.

08/12/2013

Green paint is seen on the statue of Abraham Lincoln July 30, 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Workers are using a solvent that will hopefully draw the paint out of the granite surface. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Green Paint Stain Still Shows on Lincoln Memorial

Three areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week.

08/01/2013

The "Stone of Hope" sculpture at the National Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen on February 1, 2013. An abbreviated quotation inscribed on the side of the statue will soon be removed.  (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Work to Begin Next Week on MLK Memorial Quote

The National Park Service says it will begin work next week to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

07/19/2013

Independence Day in D.C.

Park Service to Light Monument During Restoration

While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.

07/08/2013

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