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Bills allow alternatives if Calif. parks closed

With budget cuts continuing to threaten California's state parks, two bills up for consideration this week would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep parks open if the state shuts them. Full story

Kasich makes over the top demands with budget

   State Sen. Nina Turner, D-Ohio, talks about the proposal, which includes selling five state run prisons to private companies and opening state parks to oil/gas drilling.

Budget woes force state parks to delay maintenance

At state parks across the nation, this is the toll of the deepening budget crisis and years of financial neglect: crumbling roads, faltering roofs, deteriorating restrooms. Full story

What's OK, what's not in national, state parks

Before you go to a national park with your dog, bike or Jet Ski in tow, check  to make sure it's OK to do the recreational activities on your agenda. You may need to switch to a state park instead. Full story

Budget cuts imperil famous state parks

   Washington Crossing State Park stayed open through two World Wars and the Great Depression, but fell victim to this recession. NBC's Janet Shamlian has more on the fight to save Arizona's Red Rock from the same fate.

State parks, sites among most endangered

What do a church, a ballpark and a bunch of state parks have in common? On Wednesday, they were among America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Full story

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