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With the clock ticking to a partial government shutdown at midnight, what happens if politicians don't reach an 11th hour agreement? First off; most of those government checks will continue, like Social Security, SSDI, unemployment checks, and money for food stamps. Some people who could be affected in a big way are some military personal who could have their paychecks delayed and the millions of people who paper filed their taxes and are waiting for a return. That paperwork at the IRS may get stalled. People needing a mortgage thru the FHA would have to wait; those new applications would not be processed. Small businesses needing a loans from the SBA would be affected. People needing a passport will have to wait. And if you want to visit a National Park, they will be closed in a shutdown.  Marsha McCabe with Crater Lake National Park says they usually see about 9000 visitors in April. “Crater Lake National Park and all user facilities and services managed by the Parks Service will be closed. All government and permitted events will be canceled or postponed. For the duration of the shutdown, all National Park Service employees will be furloughed with the exception of a limited number of employees needed to secure the park, provide law enforcement and emergency services.” She says in April about 9000 visitors come to Crater Lake. And finally, in case you're wondering, the Post Office will remain open.





Traffic & Weather





Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.


Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.


Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

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