Government Shutdown

Politics & Government
6:21 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Furloughed EPA Workers Opt For Public Service

EPA workers Kathy Kaufman and Carla Oldham help clean Herndon Park in Durham during furlough.
Credit Leoneda Inge

One of the largest EPA offices outside of Washington DC is in Research Triangle Park.  That means some 2,000 employees are at home and not working during the government shut-down.  But on Tuesday, a few dozen EPA workers could be found spending their un-wanted time off doing community service. 

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The State of Things
11:57 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Shutdown Slams North Carolina Tourism

Tourism in the Blue Ridge Parkway could be impacted by the shutdown
Credit steviep187 via flickr

  

Just because you don’t work for the federal government does not mean you are immune from the effects of the shutdown.

Tourism in North Carolina could be particularly hard hit by National Park Services closures. Host Frank Stasio speaks with News & Observer reporter Martha Quillin; and Phil Francis, former superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway about the effect of the shutdown on tourism along the coast and in the mountains.

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