federal government shutdown http://kplu.org en National Parks Report: Nearby Towns Lost Nearly Half-Billion Dollars During Shutdown http://kplu.org/post/national-parks-report-nearby-towns-lost-nearly-half-billion-dollars-during-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Towns around national parks lost an estimated $414 million during the partial government shutdown last October, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. But surrounding communities say the shutdown wasn't a complete loss.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:55:24 +0000 Jessica Robinson 14376 at http://kplu.org National Parks Report: Nearby Towns Lost Nearly Half-Billion Dollars During Shutdown 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