government

Government Shutdown
4:25 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Air Traffic Controllers Getting Reduced Pay Due to Shutdown

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport air traffic controllers received half the amount of pay they normally get because of the partial government shutdown.
Credit Jelson25 / Wikipedia

For federal employees it’s payday Tuesday, but because of the partial government shutdown thousands of federal employees are getting a reduced paycheck. Among them air traffic controllers at Sea-Tac airport who are getting paid about half of what they would normally get.

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Government Shutdown & Logging
4:13 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Timber Companies File Lawsuit Against Federal Government To Restart Logging

Logging truck near Port Angleles, Washington
Credit brewbooks / Flickr

Timber companies filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government. They claim there is no legal reason to suspend logging during the partial government shutdown.

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Government Shutdown & Logging
4:30 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Halts Logging On Northwest's National Forests

Mills build up their inventory at this time of year because later the ground can get too muddy to work.
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Loggers are packing up and leaving timber sales uncut across the Northwest. It's another effect of the partial government shutdown. Timber companies say even if a deal is reached soon at the nation's capitol, the effects from the logging hiatus could be felt all the way into next spring.

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Government Shutdown
3:58 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

OSU Science Vessel Continues Voyage Despite Government Shutdown

The ship Oceanus is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
Credit Oregon State University

An Oregon State University research vessel is continuing its federally funded mission even though the federal government is shutdown.

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Government Shutdown
3:48 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

No Plans To Reopen Northwest National Parks, Monuments With State Funds

Jimmy Emerson Flickr

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 3:11 pm

The governors of Washington, Oregon and Idaho say they have no plans to reopen national parks and monuments using state dollars. President Obama has given states that option as the federal government shutdown stretches into day 11 and beyond.

Utah immediately took the president up on his offer.  A $1.6 million check to the federal treasury allows the Beehive State to reopen several economically important national parks and monuments.

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Government Shutdown
7:12 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Fish Will Be Fed And There's A Pot Luck - NOAA On Skeleton Crew

The federal government may be in a partial shutdown but some people are still working. KUOW’s Patricia Murphy reports.

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Government Shutdown
6:58 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Thru-Hikers Reach An Impasse From Government Shutdown

For months hikers have been traversing the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail passes through desert and mountain landscapes from Mexico to Canada. Now, these long distance hikers are facing a trip cut short as they near the end of their journey. And it’s because of the government shutdown.

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Immigration Reform Rally
6:44 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Central Washington Pastors Rally For Immigration Reform

Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers.
Credit Matt Martin

Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers. Immigrant rights groups rallied in Yakima, Washington Saturday as part of a national protest.

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Government Shutdown
6:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Inslee Says Washington Business Could Feel Shutdown Pain Soon

Governor Jay Inslee says if the federal government shutdown doesn’t end soon, some of Washington’s biggest employers will be forced to lay off workers. Inslee made the remarks Sunday at a news conference in Seattle.

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Government Shutdown
5:06 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Oregon Military Department Affected By Shutdown

The shutdown will affect training activities, equipment maintenance, and efficiency at military bases.
Credit oregonmildep / Flickr

Approximately 1,000 full-time personnel in the Oregon Military Department are being furloughed due to the government shutdown.

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