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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 11:26 A.M.

    Democrats threaten shutdown over lack of help for Flint

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 1:01 P.M.

    What’s in, what’s out of bill to avert government shutdown

    The short-term spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down is, to be honest, the only thing lawmakers really have to do before exiting Washington for the fall campaign.


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 1:58 P.M.

    Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

    Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 10:44 A.M.

    Puerto Rico government could shut down if denied bankruptcy, Treasury official says

    The U.S. Treasury Department is warning of a potential government shutdown in Puerto Rico and lengthy litigation if Congress doesn’t approve a bankruptcy mechanism for the U.S. territory soon.


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014, 4:38 P.M.

    Lawmakers forge $1.1 trillion spending deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 29, 2013, 4:54 A.M.

    2013: Year reviewed from outdoors perspective

    A record-smashing run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River helped balance the mood for 2013 with the pall of gridlock that stretched into the outdoors from the halls …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

    Murray, Crapo pursue budget deal again

    WASHINGTON – As the 29 members of the congressional Budget Conference Committee gathered for opening remarks Wednesday, perhaps the only thing hanging more heavily in the air of the subterranean …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013

    Spin Control: Shutdown would never have come up under Foley’s leadership

    It’s probably just a coincidence that Tom Foley passed away slightly more than a day after the Congress he loved and served so well managed to end the partial government …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013, 6:50 A.M.

    Gov’t reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

    WASHINGTON — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

    Landers: National parks reopen; pheasant season coming

    Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today: • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night is reopening national wildlife refuges and …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013, 8:08 A.M.

    Obama signs deal into law to end shutdown

    WASHINGTON — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office site of protest, prayer, petition

    About a dozen members of area religious groups stood before the shuttered downtown office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Tuesday morning, pushing through the mail slot pages of …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013, 8:17 A.M.

    Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.”


  • MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

    Tea party rally held at World War II Memorial

    WASHINGTON – A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown. …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

    Spending cuts are chief impediment to budget deal

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

    Shawn Vestal: Shutdown Cathy and GOP are in denial

    There it was in stark relief: House Republicans, including Shutdown Cathy, calling a press conference to protest the shutting down of an essential, life-or-death government service. Some of them put …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

    Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers

    Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

    Debt limit becoming focus of shutdown

    WASHINGTON – A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013

    McMorris Rodgers: GOP won’t back down on budget fight

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican at the center of the partial government shutdown, said Friday the GOP remains united in forcing Democrats to the negotiating table over …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013, 10:07 A.M.

    Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013, 9:18 A.M.

    WIC program funded through end of the month

    Emergency funds will provide for the funding of the low-income nutrition assistance program in Washington and Idaho through the end of October, should the federal government shutdown continue.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

    Doug Clark: Simple quiz tests ability to get grip on gridlock

    We’re living in the craziest times. The federal government can’t function. Meanwhile, any 17-year-old counter worker at Dick’s can take the burger orders from a busload of basketball players without …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

    Washington, Idaho lawmakers blame shutdown on opposing party

    The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained split on who to blame for the federal government shutdown, set to enter its third day today. Republicans in the House of Representatives, including …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013, 8:07 A.M.

    Lawmakers feeling heat from government shutdown

    Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a partial government shutdown that ruined vacations, sapped businesses and closed military cemeteries …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

    Federal government shutdown: Gridlock governs on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes, …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013, 12:33 P.M.

    Honor Flight vets escorted into barricaded WWII memorial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by members of Congress so …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013, 8:36 A.M.

    Health website experiencing opening-day troubles

    Washington state’s new Health Plan Finder website, wahealthplanfinder.org, displayed opening-day malfunctions early Tuesday.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013, 8:24 A.M.

    World stocks rise despite US govt shutdown

    LONDON — World stock markets rose Tuesday despite the fact that the U.S. government was forced to partially shut down after Congress failed to approve a funding agreement.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013, 7:59 A.M.

    Government shutdown begins over health care feud

    WASHINGTON — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

    Nothing learned from past shutdowns

    WASHINGTON – Don’t like the mess that led to today’s government shutdown? Nothing’s going to change anytime soon. The latest self-inflicted crisis, the result of a bitter deadlock between Republicans …


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