Mount Rainier fights for funding, ?American Idol?-style

Mount Rainier fights for funding, ?American Idol?-style

Here’s the latest information about Mount Rainier National Park:

SEATTLE — If it were a beauty pageant, surely Mount Rainier National Park, with its glacier-topped volcanic cone, wildflower-spotted alpine meadows and towering hemlocks, would win. But it’s popularity that counts: This summer, Mount Rainier National Park will compete against 19 other national parks for grant funding, in an “American Idol”-like battle for votes put on by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and promoted by National Geographic. Some $2 million is



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