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Tourism-reliant businesses feel the sting of the government shutdown




Dori's Tea Cottage in Groveland, California. Dori says her business is being hit by lack of tourism because of the government shutdown of nearby Yosemite National Park.
Dori's Tea Cottage in Groveland, California. Dori says her business is being hit by lack of tourism because of the government shutdown of nearby Yosemite National Park.
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Many government workers aren't going to work this morning because of the continued federal shutdown. Besides those employees, the shutdown is hitting a lot of peripheral businesses.

Groveland, California sits right outside Yosemite National Park and the hotels, restaurants and stores there rely on park tourist traffic. Dori Jones owns Dori's Tea Cottage is in Groveland. She joins the show to tell us how the closure is affecting her.