• Obama to designate national monument in San Juan Islands


    WASHINGTON - One of five new National Monuments to be designated by President Obama Monday under the Antiquities Act is the San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington State, the White House said.

    The proclamation will provide protection for nearly 1,000 acres of undeveloped federal lands on the islands.

    The other four monuments are Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico;  First State National Monument in Delaware; Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland and the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio.

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