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Grand Canyon Reopens
Grand Canyon National Park reopened this weekend after a deal to reverse one of many effects of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Clarinda Vail manages hotels in northern Arizona. She wants to see a law that makes it easier to keep the park open if another shutdown happens.
“If a shutdown happens again, to where it’s just automatic that the state and private entities can say ‘okay, we’ll come in and fund it,’” Vail said.
Vail said the Grand Canyon and other national parks and monuments have been pawns in the battle over the shutdown.