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National Guard Training
4:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Northwest Guard Members Can Make Up Missed Training

File photo of personnel from the Army, Navy and Washington State National Guard conducting a weapons qualification exercise at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Journalist 1st Class Dave Gordon US Navy

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:25 pm

National Guard members in the Northwest will get the chance to make up the training they missed during the partial government shutdown.

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Northwest News
9:32 am
Thu October 17, 2013

With Shutdown Over Northwest Fisherman Hope To Get Back To Work In Alaska

The partial government shut down may be over. But the impacts are still being felt. One casualty has been the start of the Alaska king crab season.

A lot of Northwest fishermen earn part of their living from that catch, and they're still sitting in port without pay Thursday .

Right now, the crew of the crab boat Handler would usually:

"Be making bait this morning, getting ready to set our gear. Getting ready to do fishing. That’s what we do. Now we’ve just come out here to sit?"

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Government Shutdown
5:01 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Furloughed Oregon Workers Feel Shutdown Pinch Despite Current Deal

Furloughed employees of the Oregon Military Department protest the government shutdown in front of the Oregon capitol building Wednesday.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:38 pm

Even if the federal government re-opens immediately, some people in the Northwest fear they’re still going to feel the effects of the partial shutdown.

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Northwest News
4:15 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Furloughed EPA Workers Anxious to Return to Work

A deal is in the works today for Congress to end the partial government shutdown. If it goes through, hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees could be back at work as early as tomorrow.

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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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