National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

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WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.

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Texas health officials haven’t changed their minds — or their positions — on childhood immunizations. Get your children vaccinated, they say. “I personally think that vaccinations are one of the greatest public health triumphs of human history,” said Witold Migala, a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. “I’ve worked extensively on polio immunization. Polio is a disease which only exists in the human pool.

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