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2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91 on the same day

Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen – the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II – died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91. Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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New chief named for Everglades, Dry Tortugas parks

The National Park Service named a new superintendent for Everglades National Park this week, sticking with a local, well-versed in the complexities of the South Florida environment. Currently the superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, Pedro Ramos will be the park’s first Hispanic chief when he takes over later this month.

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Blue Ridge Parkway visitation increases in 2014

The Blue Ridge Parkway drew more than 13.9 million visitors in 2014, an increase of about 1 million from the previous year. Despite the improvement, last year’s parkway visitation total was the second-lowest since 1981.

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Hiker Rescued From Old Rag Mountain In Madison County

A hiker has been rescued from a mountaintop in Shenandoah National Park. Park police say the 33-year-old male hiker was injured after he fell late Friday morning at the summit of Old Rag Mountain in Madison County.

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Spectacular travels in the West

We central Californians are blessed by close proximity to the American West’s incredible spaces, all within a several day drive or closer. With so many spectacular destinations at your back door and a new year, take the time to update your bucket list of western destinations.

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Natchez Trace Parkway recognizes Shirley Scott

The Natchez Trace Parkway has awarded the annual Steve Ritter Volunteer of the Year Award to Tupelo-area volunteer Shirley Scott .

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Commemorative stamp makes I&M locations in Lamont, Lockport, Morris collector destination

A Grundy County cite is one of six locations within the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor offering a limited-issue stamp to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor, according to a Canal Corridor Association news release.

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Semi gets stuck in Zion National Park tunnel

Authorities said in a statement Wednesday that the empty truck was headed from Kanab to Las Vegas close to midnight when it became wedged in the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel about 600 feet from the exit.

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Tecumseh Middle School students think big to replace trees planted after 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

A project led by Tecumseh Middle School students to replace trees planted after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing has gained support from the community and architects Hans and Torrey Butzer, who designed the Oklahoma City National Memorial. For their project to replace a row of trees planted after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Tecumseh Middle School students are aiming for an A+.

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Carolyn Livengood: Traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial …

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale, traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be available for public viewing from April 9-12 at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane , in San Bruno. “This is the kickoff event for the Bay Area’s two-year commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War,” Keith Blackey, The Wall That Heals committee chairman, wrote in a flyer.

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