Shutdown ends — another date looms

Yosemite is now back up and running

It was the longest shutdown of the U.S. government in history.
And though it was a partial shutdown, it certainly had a big impact locally. The 35-day shutdown included no funding for the Department of Interior, which oversees all national parks in America, including Yosemite.
When the shutdown happened, the effects were immediate. Restrooms were closed, the visitors center in the park was closed and the gates were left open but unmanned, to name a few things.
About a week into the shutdown in D...

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