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A visitor stops at the Petrified Forest National Park, one of many national and local sites in Arizona that have benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)

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Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving popular Land and Water Conservation Fund

After months of gridlock, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that has sent almost $240 million to Arizona for parks and open space projects.