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Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta told a Senate committee that local governments are willing to do what they can to help clear the multibillion-dollar backlog in national parks projects, but the federal government needs to do its part. (Photo by Julian Paras/Cronkite News)

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Coconino official urges feds to live up to responsibility to fund parks

A Coconino County official urged lawmakers June 18 to “make sure the federal government meets its responsibility” of maintaining national parks, which face almost $12 billion in needed upkeep — $313.8 million in the Grand Canyon alone.