hanford furloughs http://nwpr.org en Song About Hanford Furloughs Picks Up Viewers On YouTube http://nwpr.org/post/song-about-hanford-furloughs-picks-viewers-youtube <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032813AK_Hanford_song_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. -- Jason Strickling and his wife Lana of Pasco, Wash. are planning some extra time with the kids this summer. That’s because she works for a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor in southeast Washington and her employer is requiring her to take about five weeks of unpaid leave before September.<p>The federal budget cuts known as the sequester are forcing a total of 2,500 workers at Hanford to take unpaid time off. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:11:00 +0000 25035 at http://nwpr.org Song About Hanford Furloughs Picks Up Viewers On YouTube