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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, tours the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Townsend, Georgia. Despite her actively backing renewal of a conservation fund, experts maintain her efforts may not be legally considered as lobbying. (associated press)

    Lax laws allow Cabinet members to lobby

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has been crisscrossing the country this week to drum up local support for the renewal of a conservation fund set to expire at the end of September. She's announced new preservation efforts and visited the home states of congressional conservatives who have resisted the new spending.

  • New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, left, and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, right, applaud during a press conference outside The Stonewall Inn to announce a national initiative for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans on Friday May 30, 2014 in New York.  Jewel said the National Park Service will begin marking places of significance for LGBT Americans to mark their contributions to state and U.S. history.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Remote town sues feds over blocked road project

    The Aleut community of King Cove, Alaska, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Interior Department over its refusal to allow the construction of a 10-mile gravel road to an all-weather airport.

  • A neon sign fills the window of The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village, Thursday, May 29, 2014. The National Park Service is launching an initiative to make places and people of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Americans part of the national narrative. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce the initiative on Friday at New York's Stonewall Inn, which was made a national historic landmark in 2000.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A place in history for gay, transgender Americans

    The announcement Friday that the National Park Service will begin installing markers at places of importance to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans is a step toward including them in the national narrative - and components of education, supporters said.

  • **FILE** Franco Ciammachilli (right) of Washington waves a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, behind supporters of traditional marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices began hearing two days of arguments in cases involving gay marriage on March 26, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Obama administration launches $250K study to identify LGBT historical landmarks

    The National Park Service announced Friday that it will launch a study to identify places of historical significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

  • Correction: Public Lands story

    In a story May 22 about a federal project that will employ hundreds of young people on public lands, The Associated Press reported erroneously the main source of the funding for the $6.7 million project. Wells Fargo is providing $130,000 for six projects, not most of the funding. The remainder of the funding is provided by other groups in the form of cash, equipment, travel, or in-kind services, in addition to $1.9 million from the federal government.

  • Sally Jewell to visit Colorado wildlife refuge

    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado to make an announcement about youth jobs on federal public lands.

  • Park Service employees stand watch as visitor Roman Tanner, center, walks away with his Washington Monument ticket, which are distributed at on a first-come basis at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, is reopening to the public today. (AP Photo)

    Washington Monument opens 3 years after earthquake

    The Washington Monument officially reopened Monday stronger than ever thanks to three years of repairs to fix earthquake damage.

  • U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announces the Obama administration's plan to bring alternative energy sources to Indian Country by giving $700,000 in grants to tribes and approval of what would be the largest solar power plant on tribal land at a news conference on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Jewell announces $700K in tribal energy grants

    Federal officials announced Wednesday that nine tribes will share in more than $700,000 in grant funding meant to spur renewable energy development in Indian Country and that a second large solar project on tribal land in Nevada had been approved.

  • Sally Jewell joins National Mall fundraising push

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the National Mall needs a face lift and that it won't likely happen without private donations to help the National Park Service.

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