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Essential services like social security and post offices remain open, but many others, claimed "unessential" have been shut down.

 

OSU Cascades Poltiical Science Professor Jim Foster says this is divided government once again -- gone wrong.

 

"Here we are the United States of America and our govenrment is shut down and frankly it's been shut down for awhile with rancorous partisanship and now it's gone to the next step. And it's revealing , it's telling us how government does not work.  And its troubling because if we don't raise the debt level in a couple weeks, it's going to hurt our good faith in credit and that's really a troubling situation."

 

A recent study found 7 out of 10 Americans disapprove of the government shutdown.

 

44 percent are "angry" with the way things are going in Washignton and 44 percent are "dissatisfied."

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.