Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

October 10, 2013 • National News

FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures. Jewell said in a letter Thursday to governors in Utah and other states that the government will consider offers to pay for park operations, but will Login to read more

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