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State Parks to Stay Open Friday Despite Budget Crisis

Washington's state parks reversed course and will remain open for at least one more day, even without a finalized state budget.

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Washington’s state parks received a last-minute reprieve from Governor Jay Inslee’s office late Thursday: The governor’s office asked the parks to stay open Friday, though they had been preparing to shut down after lawmakers failed to finalize a state budget. If lawmakers don’t agree on a budget by Saturday, July 1, the state will go into a partial shutdown.