Local shutdown effects?

WHATCOM ­— With Congress failing to find an 11th-hour settlement on funding, the federal government went into shutdown mode Tuesday lacking money to pay for routine services and personnel. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, including many charged with protecting from terrorist threats, defending borders and inspecting food, will work without pay until the shutdown…

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