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Ariz. gov rejected in offer to reopen Grand Canyon

October 3, 2013 • Business


In this Sept. 30, 2013, photo, cars line up at Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim entrance before the park was closed on Oct. 1 due to the partial government shutdown. Americans are finding that “the government” entails a lot more than the stereotype of faceless D.C. bureaucrats cranking out red tape. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican leaders, known for picking fights with the federal government, are seething again now that the Grand Canyon is closed because of the budget crisis in Washington.

Gov. Jan Brewer wants the state’s signature national park reopened and has offered to pay for it with state money, but her proposal was rejected Thursday by a park official who said that as long as the federal government remains shut Login to read more

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