Best of AP — Honorable Mention


National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

Correspondents John Flesher, Traverse City, Michigan, and Brady McCombs, Salt Lake City, John Flesher, correspondent, Traverse City, Mich., and Brady McCombs, correspondent, Salt Lake City, for their work discovering a nationwide flurry of stopgap efforts by nonprofit groups, state agencies and businesses to protect national parks from an onslaught of litter and other damage as the federal government shutdown left most open.

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