congress http://kplu.org en Seattle Federal Employees Head to Work, Glad Shutdown Is Over http://kplu.org/post/seattle-federal-employees-head-work-glad-shutdown-over <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Relief. That was the main reaction from government workers heading back to their jobs at the federal building in downtown Seattle after a couple weeks of forced time off due to the partial government shutdown. A steady stream of people headed through the revolving doors even before sunrise.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:22:06 +0000 Ashley Gross 10525 at http://kplu.org Seattle Federal Employees Head to Work, Glad Shutdown Is Over How Washington Chose Not To Be Careful With Spending Cuts http://kplu.org/post/how-congress-chose-not-be-careful-spending-cuts Inconveniencing the public is part of the plan.<p>It may never have been intended to play out in quite this way, but the automatic spending cuts set to take effect for most federal programs Friday leave little room for preserving the most visible and popular programs.<p>"The law basically says the cuts have to be across-the-board by 'project, program and activity,' " says Stan Collender, a federal budget expert with the communications firm Qorvis. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:46:57 +0000 7877 at http://kplu.org How Washington Chose Not To Be Careful With Spending Cuts State considers creating 'majority minority' congressional district http://kplu.org/post/state-considers-creating-majority-minority-congressional-district <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981392.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981392.mp3</a></p><p>Tonight is your last chance to weigh in on which communities will be included in the state&rsquo;s congressional districts before commissioners start drafting their proposals. The public is invited to share their thoughts at a forum <a href="http://www.redistricting.wa.gov/forums.asp">tonight in South Seattle</a>.</p><p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:45:37 +0000 Charla Bear 2288 at http://kplu.org State considers creating 'majority minority' congressional district