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‘OK State Parks may shut down due to budget deficit’

StateImpact has reported on the dwindling number of Oklahoma state parks since Gov. Mary Fallin took office in 2011. The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says budget cuts are to blame, and as KSWO reports, the biggest spate of park closures yet could be on the way: OK State Parks may shut down due to [...]

StateImpact on NPR: In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired a national version of our story on The Chickasaw National Recreation area as part of its special series on the centennial of the National Park Service. Chickasaw National Recreation Area is not a national park — but it used to be. And the story of what happened illustrates a changing view of what [...]

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