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National Park Service Responds To Sexual Misconduct Complaints

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grand Canyon National Park in Ariz., on July 26, 2016. (Beatriz Costa-Lima/AP)
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks to reporters during a news conference at Grand Canyon National Park in Ariz., on July 26, 2016. (Beatriz Costa-Lima/AP)

The Grand Canyon National Park is trying to move past a scathing sexual misconduct report released in January by the Office of Inspector General.

In attempts to change the culture of harassment the National Park Service is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks. It’s also setting up a confidential hotline for agency employees to report misconduct, and for the first time, it’s appointed a woman to oversee its Grand Canyon operations.

Laurel Morales of Here & Now contributor KJZZ reports from Flagstaff, Arizona.

Read more on this story via the Fronteras Desk.

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Laurel Morales, senior field correspondent for KJZZ and the Fronteras Desk. She tweets @laurelgwyn.

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