Business effects near Mt. Rainier caused by the federal shutdown

Hundreds have been unable to visit the snow play area this year at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park due to the federal shutdown. The Nisqually entrance near Ashford was reopened on Jan. 13, 2019, but snow play areas remain closed.
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Hundreds have been unable to visit the snow play area this year at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park due to the federal shutdown. The Nisqually entrance near Ashford was reopened on Jan. 13, 2019, but snow play areas remain closed.

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.