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Idaho’s Simpson trying to reopen national parks, DC museums

As chairman of an Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the National Park Service, Idaho GOP Congressman Mike Simpson is part of the latest strategy by House Republicans to win a showdown with the Democratic Senate and President Obama. On Tuesday,

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Posted in Idaho Politics

Park Service memo reveals depth of budget cuts

The effects of the so-called sequestration budget cuts on the federal government are revealed in a Jan. 25 memo to National Park Service staff written by Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. The memo, obtained by the Coalition of National Park

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Posted in Letters from the West