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Washington agencies closing Monday for furloughs

Monday, Columbus Day, will be an unpaid day off for tens of thousands of Washington state employees at dozens of agencies.

It’s the fourth of 10 furlough days the state has scheduled to cut spending and help balance the budget. The other furlough days will be Dec. 27, Jan. 28, Feb. 22, March 11, April 22 and June 10.

Public health and safety workers are exempt.

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