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4:24 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Federal Shutdown Could Foul Up Duck-Hunting Season

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Danny Johnston AP Photo

The partial government shutdown is highlighting all the different ways our lives intersect with the federal government. One category of affected people you might not think of is hunters. The shutdown has closed off some prime hunting grounds on the eve of duck season.

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11:15 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Government Shutdown Sows Confusion among Drivers, Workers

Mount Rainier
Elaine Thompson Associated Press

The partial government shutdown has some in Washington wondering what's open, and what's not.  The National Park Service is working to sort out confusion among drivers as state officials are advising workers seeking unemployment benefits.

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12:39 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown's Hit Magnified for Tribes

Carolyn Kaster AP Photo

American Indian tribes have more than access to National Parks on the line with the government shutdown, as federal funding has been cut off for crucial services including foster care payments, nutrition programs and financial assistance for the needy.

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10:28 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Shutting National Parks No Fun for Rangers or Visitors

Tom Banse

The effects of the partial federal government shutdown are rippling across the Northwest. About 1,000 federally-funded Oregon National Guard members received furlough notices Tuesday, as did 850 Washington National Guardsmen and another 850 from Idaho.

Meanwhile, guests at hotels and campgrounds inside national parks have been told to leave by Thursday.

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10:05 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Some Members of Wash. State Delegation to Forgo Pay

Dark clouds pass over the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Susan Walsh AP Photo

Six members of Washington state's 12-member congressional delegation have promised to give up their pay during the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday.

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9:13 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Congress Misses Deadline; Gov't Shutdown Begins

Janette Dunder of Alexandria, Va., protests outside the Capitol building as Congress continues the budget battle Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Washington.
Evan Vucci AP Photo

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.

As Congress gridlocked, Obama said a "shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away," with hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed and veterans' centers, national parks, most of the space agency and other government operations shuttered.

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5:06 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Impact of Potential Federal Shutdown on Wash. State

J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press

As the House and Senate continue to battle over a budget compromise, the impact of a potential government shutdown on Washington state would be varied.

Here's a look at how services in the state would or would not be affected if Congress fails to reach an agreement by midnight Monday.

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4:44 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

State budget talks heat up, gov't shutdown details emerge

From left to right, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's Chief of Staff Mary Alice Heuschel, Julie Murray from the Office of Financial Management, and Inslee's general counsel, Nicholas Brown, listen to a question from the media about contingency plans for a pote
Rachel La Corte Associated Press

The push is on to reach a final budget deal in Olympia. Top legislative leaders met Thursday in an attempt to bridge their final differences.

Meanwhile, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what a government shutdown on July 1 would look like if no agreement is reached.

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