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National parks, and those who count on them, brace for possible shutdown

Visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, which may close if the federal government shuts down, on Sept. 27, 2023. The Department of the Interior, which oversees national parks and monuments, has not said when or how it might close its more than 400 national parks sites and furlough its 20,000 workers. (Stephen Speranza/The New York Times) XNYT0412 XNYT0412

People, businesses and towns relying on park tourism worry the fourth shutdown in a decade could crush them if Congress can’t keep the government running.

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