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Arizona saw the second-biggest drop in revenues from the closure of natinoal parks during the partial shutdown of the federal government in October, according to a new National Park Service report. (Chart courtesy the National Park Service)

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WASHINGTON - Arizona saw a $27 million drop in spending at its national parks during October's partial federal government shutdown, with $17 million in losses at Grand Canyon National Park alone, according to a new report.The Department of the Interior report released Monday said that Arizona had the second-highest losses in the nation for the shutdown, trailing only California, which lost $31 million. The losses were based on park spending in October 2013 compared to the average park spending for the same month over the preceding three years.

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