Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo To Take Part In Budget Talks Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has been selected to take part in upcoming congressional budget negotiations.
Entire Wash. Delegation Votes To Reopen Gov't Mike Baker, Associated Press
10 American Billionaires' Net Worth Will Exceed Cash On Hand For Gov't If Debt Ceiling Not RaisedTen of America's billionaires net worth would be more than the cash the U.S. has on hand if Congress cannot reach a resolution to raise the debt ceiling.
Shutdown Effect: Patrons Stopping At Olympic National Park Face $125 FineAccording to the Peninsula Daily News, three people have received $125 citations for "Violation of Closure" because they entered the Olympic National Park during its closure
Rainy Shutdown Protest Draws About 25 People About 25 people stood in the rain in downtown Fargo over the noon hour Monday to protest the federal government shutdown that's reached the two-week mark.
Shutdown May Hit Alaska "Deadliest Catch" Fishery The Alaska red king crab fishery that's featured on the popular reality show, "Deadliest Catch," faces an uncertain start because of the federal government's partial shutdown, and a late opening could have costly implications in Japan.
Starbucks Urging Customers To Sign Petition Calling For End To Gov't ShutdownStarbucks, better known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate.
700 Wash. Military Workers Returning To WorkAfter a week off the job, more than 700 federal technicians who work for the Washington Military Department are returning to work Tuesday.
McDermott On GOP: 'We Sit Here Until They Figure Out They F-n' Lost'Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) let the Republicans know how he really felt about the government shutdown still being on a stalemate by dropping an expletive.
Some Wash. Lawmakers To Forgo Pay During ShutdownSix members of Washington state's 12-member congressional delegation have promised to give up their pay during the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday.
State Senate Leaders Claim Budget Deal ReachedLeaders in the state Senate said Wednesday that lawmakers have agreed to the framework of a new budget to avert a government shutdown, but counterparts in the House cautioned that no final accord had been reached.
Washington One Week Away From Gov't Shutdown Legislators from both parties said Sunday they were still searching for a final budget compromise that would avert the temporary layoff of many state workers. Negotiators described ongoing progress but acknowledged that there was a possibility that talks could continue dragging on.

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