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Board votes to close three state parks; fate of eight depends on Legislature (access required)

As the Arizona State Parks Board convened to discuss closing 11 parks, board member Larry Landry wanted to make sure the distressed crowd knew he was on their side. "The last thing any of us want to do is close any park or cut any program or cut any grant," Landry said. "The staff has ...

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