Route 66 may soon be a truly historic trip
Hoping to increase tourism and preserve one of the nation's most famous roads, a House Natural Resources panel yesterday signaled that it's ready to approve a bill that would designate Route 66 as a national historic trail.
Dems 'dismayed' by plan to limit monument grounds access
Saying they were "dismayed" by the proposal, seven Democratic House members asked the National Park Service yesterday to reconsider its plan to permanently close the Washington Monument grounds to recreational use.
USGS science center in Va. set to close
A U.S. Geological Survey science center in Reston, Va., that receives a major sum of its annual funding from the agency's climate program is closing down, in large part due to Trump administration cuts in climate research funding.
A Capitol Hill kick for Route 66
A House Natural Resources subcommittee will consider a bill Wednesday that would designate the famed Route 66 as a national historic trail.
Vets' new mission: Fighting for parks
Veterans who fight their post-traumatic stress by spending time in national parks now have taken up a new battle: convincing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and lawmakers to boost park funding.