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Death Valley sizzles with record number of visitors in 2018

The National Park Service reports that the park on the California-Nevada border saw a record 1,678,660 visitors last year. Meanwhile, the number of tourists visiting the Lake Mead National Recreation Area dipped slightly, though it remained the sixth-busiest site in the park service’s portfolio.

Death Valley trail treats hikers to splendid views

The hike from Zabriskie Point to Golden Canyon is a moderately strenuous one, but it rewards the strong with a look at some of Death Valley National Park’s finest geologic formations.

Southwest Airlines completes Hawaii test flight

Southwest Airlines has completed a test flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu to demonstrate to federal aviation officials that it should be authorized to begin scheduled flights from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii.

FAA says increase in ‘sick leave’ causing flight delays

The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel Friday because of a “slight increase in sick leave” at two East Coast air traffic control facilities.

More than 1 hour of waiting at Atlanta airport amid shutdown

It was taking more than an hour for passengers to get through domestic checkpoints at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown.

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