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Yosemite National Park

Park Service deserves a bigger check

President Donald Trump deserves some credit for fulfilling a campaign promise and donating his salary back to the government this week, but if he really wants to help the National Park Service, the $78,333 check he handed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday is not the answer. What the Park Service, the 101-year-old keeper of this nation's most revered natural and cultural resources, truly needs is a way to meet its maintenance backlog of $12 billion — or perhaps $11,999,921,677.00 if you factor in the president's handout.

Politically, Mr. Trump's choice of recipients was canny given his public squabbles with the agency dating back to the modest inauguration day crowd estimates...

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