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October 30, 2017

Inslee opposes park fee hike

OLYMPIA (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says that a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks would hurt rural counties in Washington state.

In a letter sent to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday, Inslee noted that Lewis, Clallam and Jefferson Counties see “significant economic activity and benefit” from their proximity to Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks.

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