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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Furloughed government workers will be owed $6 billion in back pay by end of this week

As furloughed federal workers endure their fifth week without pay in what is now the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, their missed paychecks are adding up: A new …


Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

Federal workers in Spokane receive help as paychecks held

Employment statistics show there are more than 6,000 federal employees living and working in the Inland Northwest, many of whom are waking up Friday without a paycheck. Local lending institutions …


New aircraft, beers on hold as businesses feel shutdown pain

In ways both small and large, businesses are beginning to feel the bite of the government funding impasse that has shuttered nine major departments, slowing federal reviews of everything from …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

The work that won’t get done during a government shutdown

Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. …


Spokane Public Schools administrators agree to furloughs

Spokane Public Schools administrators – including all principals and vice principals – have agreed to take two unpaid days off to help put a dent in the looming budget shortfall …


Washington state workers on furlough this Friday

Scores of state offices, including the eight regional offices of the Washington State Patrol, will be closed Friday for the second of 10 state furlough days. The unpaid furloughs were …