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Donations keep Death Valley National Park partly open during shutdown

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DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s Death Valley National Park, famed for its record-breaking heat, is keeping its visitor center and some restrooms open during the partial U.S. government shutdown with donations from a non-profit group and two hotels, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. A National Park entrance fee collection service is temporarily suspended at Read More

California to spend millions more on disaster response

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COLFAX, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed spending $305 million to improve California’s planning and response to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes, focusing the state’s efforts on evacuating elderly and disabled residents who became trapped in recent disasters. FILE PHOTO: Statues are seen on a property damaged by the Camp Fire in Read More

California to spend millions more on disaster response: governor

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COLFAX, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed spending $305 million to improve California’s planning and response to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes, focusing the state’s efforts on evacuating elderly and disabled residents who became trapped in numerous recent disasters. FILE PHOTO: Statues are seen on a property damaged by the Camp Fire Read More

Drought threatens wild horses that are symbol of the west

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FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ – For centuries, wild horses have been a western icon, freely roaming open pastures in states like Montana, Wyoming and Arizona. But because of a recent drought, their usually green scenic pastures turned into dry, brown barren lands, leaving thousands of wild horses with scarce food and water. An effort to save Read More

Body found in British backpacker murder inquiry

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Detectives investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a body. Officers had earlier identified a countryside road on the outskirts of Auckland as a “location of interest”. Scenic Drive is roughly 15 miles from the CityLife hotel where Ms Millane was last seen on 1 December. Image: The body Read More

Mudslide risk in Southern California wildfire zones prompts evacuation of thousands

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heavy rains and the threat of mudslides in Southern California forced the closure of a key coastal highway near Malibu on Thursday and prompted authorities to order evacuations of almost 3,000 residents from hillside areas scarred by recent wildfires. The same Pacific storm also brought snow to the region’s high country, Read More