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Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan (access required)

Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance projects.

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