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Rock slide closes C&O Canal trail's Paw Paw Tunnel

The National Park Service says a rock slide has closed the Paw Paw Tunnel in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 04:55pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Protesters forced to scale down at Obama inaugural

A protest group planning to stage a demonstration about unemployment at President Barack Obama's inauguration says it's being forced to scale down plans because it won't have much space on Washington's Freedom Plaza.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:42pm EST

Tags: ANSWER Coalition, Freedom Plaza, inauguration,

National Park Service delays plan to close canoe rental business

After a flood of emails from concerned citizens, the National Park Service has delayed its plan to shut down the landmark canoe rental service along the Georgetown Waterfront.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 01:20pm EST

Tags: jacks boat house, canoe rental,

Shoreline erosion is threatening Va scenic roadway

The National Park Service is moving ahead with plans to address shoreline erosion along the York River.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 11:31am EST

Tags: York River,

APNewsBreak: Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar endorsed a plan Tuesday to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 04:59pm EST

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Martin Luther King, Ken Salazar

Inauguration construction, planning under way

Voters elected Barack Obama to another four-year term Tuesday. Twenty-four hours later and the inauguration stage is already under construction at the Capitol.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 06:32am EST

Tags: inauguration, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., andrew mollenbeck

Motorist urged to avoid Blue Ridge Parkway

Concerns about downed trees and snow accumulations prompted the National Park Service to ask motorists to avoid traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway over the next several days.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 10:27pm EDT

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway, Sandy, weather

Reflecting pool closes again in effort to remove algae

The Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is empty once again, and it will remain that way for at least another week.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 10:13pm EDT

Tags: reflecting pool, Lincoln Memorial,

Pennsylvania Ave. joins list of endangered spaces

Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, sometimes called "America's Main Street," is being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes because of neglect and deferred maintenance by the National Park Service.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Tags: Cultural Landscape Foundation, Pennsylvania Avenue, Robert Vogel,

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