Articles tagged “shutdown2013”

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U.S.Congress Passes Bill To End Government Shutdown, Raise Debt Limit

Reuters

Thus ends the 16-day shutdown of U.S. government, and with it the closure of national parks and monuments. The local economies dependent on the parks will rejoice, though long term damage will take a while to calculate.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Historic Ford’s Theatre Reopens with Private Funding

Shutdown 2013: Historic Ford’s Theatre Reopens with Private Funding

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The scope of national attractions closed by the shutdown extends far beyond national parks. America's art and cultural influence is impacted as much as tourism revenues.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: World’s Largest Marine Park Now Under Threat

Shutdown 2013: World’s Largest Marine Park Now Under Threat

Nick Perry, Associated Press

You know things are tough when it's the Americans, not the Russians, that may ruin an international environmental accord.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: 3,000 Tourists Visit Mt. Rushmore on Its First Day Open

Shutdown 2013: 3,000 Tourists Visit Mt. Rushmore on Its First Day Open

Associated Press

States would rather spend thousands to keep parks open and maintain their image as tourist-friendly destinations than risk sending visitors the wrong message for one more day.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Two States Pay to Reopen Most Visited National Park

Shutdown 2013: Two States Pay to Reopen Most Visited National Park

Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains welcomed 9.6 million visitors in 2012, a number that will likely drop this year due to the park's extended closure during the busy fall tourism season. Both states' contributions will only be enough to keep open for 5 days.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Tourists Come Rushing Back Into Utah, After Opening

Shutdown 2013: Tourists Come Rushing Back Into Utah, After Opening

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

If there is a silver lining with the Shutdown, at least more people -- and potential tourists -- heard about the value of our national parks.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Civil War Tourism Hurting Because of Congressional Battles

Shutdown 2013: Civil War Tourism Hurting Because of Congressional Battles

Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Now we have our own civil war in Washington and there are few generals eager for compromise.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Statue of Liberty Reopens, Welcomes Huddled Masses and Tourists

Shutdown 2013: Statue of Liberty Reopens, Welcomes Huddled Masses and Tourists

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press

Great move by New York State to open the Statue of Liberty while Congress fiddles.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Feds Ban Everglades Airboat Tours

Shutdown 2013: Feds Ban Everglades Airboat Tours

Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald

The crackdown on airboats offering tours through federal waters in the Everglades will mean layoffs and a lot of disappointed tourists.

6 years ago

U.S. Government Releases 1,300 Stunning Park Photos Before Shutdown

U.S. Government Releases 1,300 Stunning Park Photos Before Shutdown

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The recent shutdown has demonstrated that taking national parks out of the mix can devastate both local and state finances. On top of that? They're amazing to experience.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Utah Spends $1.7 Million to Reopen National Parks

Shutdown 2013: Utah Spends $1.7 Million to Reopen National Parks

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

The reopening comes with a high price tag, but Utah is gaining tourists from nearby states and an unexpected boost of media exposure.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Hawaii Says It’s Not States’ Responsibility to Pay for Parks

Shutdown 2013: Hawaii Says It’s Not States’ Responsibility to Pay for Parks

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Hawaii's playing a bit of hardball, and it's not eager to make up for the federal government's inability to pay its bills. It knows angry visitors will lay the blame on the clowns in Congress before the people who greeted them with leis.

6 years ago