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Latest Park Service Items
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Private-property shuttering unconstitutional

    The conduct of the Park Service and the Obama administration is tantamount to a civil war mentality directed at private property — property not even under the supervision of the Park Service ("National Park rangers ordered to keep visitors out of privately run businesses," Web, Oct. 6). Even Mount Vernon has been assaulted by those green-and-brown goblins of President Obama's new socialist party.

  • Students from Barnhart School in Arcadia, Calif. visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall though the memorials are technically closed due to an ongoing government shutdown, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Park Service relents, opens World War II Memorial — somewhat

    The barricades are still up at the World War II Memorial but the Park Service has left an opening — figuratively and literally — for Americans who want to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. waits for an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after speaking about gun legislation on the Senate floor. A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. (Associated Press)

    Senate defeats expansion of gun rights

    The Senate beat back a new push to expand gun rights Wednesday, defeating a plan to let gun owners carry their weapons on federal lands in states where it would otherwise be legal.

  • An undated artist's rendering from Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect & Paul Murdoch Architects shows a proposed design for Constitution Gardens, one of three underused and neglected areas of the National Mall in Washington, which architects and designers have been competing for the chance to renew. (AP Photo/Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect & Paul Murdoch Architects)

    Finalists emerge to redesign National Mall sites

    Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the National Mall.

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