Government shutdown

State & Regional
8:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Lawmakers Approve $7,000,000 To Keep National Parks Open

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah lawmakers have authorized the state to spend another $7,000,000 to keep Utah's national parks open through December 1 after the sites were temporarily shuttered due to a partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Senate and House unanimously approved the spending Wednesday evening, but it was unclear if the money would need to be used.

Congress appeared to be closing in on a deal late Wednesday to reopen the government.

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National Trickle-down
4:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Government Shutdown Hits Home In Summit County

As the first federal government shut-down in 17 years went into effect last week,  Summit County residents may wonder whether it will affect them on a local scale. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Local News
5:02 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Governor Urges President To Re-Open Utah's National Parks And Monuments

  Saying it's a $1,000,000 loss to the state, Utah Governor Gary Herbert Tuesday formally requested President Obama to re-open the state's five national parks, several national monuments, historic sites and recreation areas. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Local News
5:27 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Park City Native On Effects Of The Government Shutdown

The federal government shutdown has closed Utah's five national parks during a busy season. One Park City resident who is a river guide in the Grand Canyon National Park is feeling those effects, along with expectant customers who've had trips planned for sometimes years. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Local News
12:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Bob Jasper On WIC Closing

Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, as of 5:00 today, funding for Summit County's WIC - or Women Infant and Children program will be suspended. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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