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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

  • As cabinet post after cabinet post is filled by the incoming Obama administration, one role key to the national parks remains up-in-the-air: that of Interior secretary.

  • There are few things as bad as doing some work for someone and then not getting paid what you believe you're owed. Such a scenario has developed around the renovated Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park, and a roofing contractor says he might have to lay off 40 workers if he doesn't get paid soon.

  • Glacier National Park, thanks to its rivers of ice, is one of the perfect spots in the continental United States to watch climate change at work.

  • I wish that Fluffy could talk. Maybe then we could find out how in the world she managed to do it.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

  • Northern Virginia is a much more crowded place than it was during the Civil War. But Civil War historians, preservationists, and buffs, as well as National Park Service officials, are still flummoxed by Wal-Mart's wish to place a super center next to one of the most poignant battlefields of the Civil War.