1 month, 3 weeks ago from stlbeacon.org
From from stlbeacon.org:
Gov. Jay Nixon and both of Missouri’s U.S. senators are out to reopen the Gateway Arch because of the attention St. Louis is getting with the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship series.
The Arch – which is operated by the National Parks Service – has been closed since Oct. 1 because of the federal government shutdown. While tourists can still walk around the monument’s grounds, they haven’t been able to go up into the structure or visit the Old Courthouse.
In a joint statement Friday night, U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said they were talking with the U.S. Interior Department “to allow the Arch to open for playoff weekend — if the state can identify either private or public funding to pay the expenses.”
The Cardinals are playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nixon earlier had announced that he was directing his administration “to develop a proposal for reopening National Park Service assets” in the state, including the Arch and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southern Missouri.