1. State officials in Arizona and New York announced they would reopen the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, respectively, using state funds until the federal government shutdown ends.
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2. A spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the state would pay less than $112,000 a day, according to the Associated Press. New York will pay $61,600 a day to keep the Statue of Liberty open.
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3. Utah, Colorado and South Dakota have also announced they will reopen their national parks, including Mount Rushmore. Gov. Dennis Daugaard said it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark in the Black Hills.
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