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Furlough day for many Washington state employees

While Columbus Day is a holiday for federal workers, Monday is an unpaid furlough day for tens of thousands of Washington state employees at dozens of agencies.

This is 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.