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Amy Poehler Reunites with Her Parks and Rec Costars for Galentine's Day

Amy Poehler Reunites with Her Parks and Rec Costars for Galentine's Day

Entertainment
Ladies celebrating ladies. Amy Poehler reunited with her Parks and Recreation costars for a real-life celebration of Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday introduced on the sitcom’s second season that takes place, annually, on February 13. The Saturday Night Live alum, 46, posed for a girl power selfie with Kathryn Hahn, Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza. “Happy happy galentine’s day,” Plaza wrote on Instagram alongside the snap. “These women keep me alive. ” Jones captioned the same photo, “Galentine’s Day! Forever and ever ” Poehler played politician Leslie Knope on the popular show, while Jones was her BFF Ann Perkins. Plaza played angsty intern April Ludgate, and Hahn was lawyer Jennifer Barkley. The Sisters star also put out a call asking for photos of Galentine’s Day celebrations on Tu
Trump wants more pipelines and fewer rangers in national parks

Trump wants more pipelines and fewer rangers in national parks

Politics
President Trump’s budget released Monday recommends extreme staffing cuts of nearly 2,000 National Park Service rangers at a time when national park visitation is at an all-time high. The president’s budget proposes a drastic 16 percent cut to the Department of the Interior, which houses the National Park Service, and a cut of seven percent to the park service itself. In 2016 the national parks received record visitation rates of nearly 331 million visits. Cuts to park staff could lead to a reduction in services to the public, closed facilities, and heavier workloads for remaining staff. “The president’s budget proposal once again demonstrates that the administration is actively working to undermine our national parks and the environment on which they depend,” Josh Gardner, senior director