Shutdown Affects Local Housing Market

EUGENE, Ore. — The government shutdown is in its second week, and its impacts are growing larger. One of the newest victims is the local real estate market. Last week less than 4 percent of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department was on the job. That lack of employees working is affecting folks all … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Worries About Govt. Shutdown

CORVALLIS, Ore. — One local nonprofit says it has enough funding until the end of this year, but it worries that federal funding will not be available beginning January 1. Kidco Head Start, a nonprofit that serves low-income and special needs kids in Linn and Benton Counties, says over half of its income is federal … Continue reading »

Govt. Shutdown Affects Oregon Military

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lawmakers are back at work trying to resolve the stalemate that’s keeping the government running in a limited capacity. About 11 percent of the Oregon Military Department is furloughed because of the shutdown. The department is made up of about 9,000 citizen soldiers, airmen and civilians, of which about 1,000 were notified … Continue reading »

Shelter Concerned About Shutdown

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A homeless shelter is anticipating an increase in need for social services because of the government shutdown. Community Outreach, Inc., the only homeless shelter serving families in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties says it is not only worried about its own cuts in funding, but that more community members are going to … Continue reading »

Nonprofits at Risk of Closure

EUGENE, Ore. — The government shutdown is front and center right now, but there are agencies in our community who are always struggling to keep out of the red. Local nonprofits say that with the cuts at the federal, state and even local levels, keeping their heads above water and the organizations alive can be … Continue reading »

Furloughed Workers Get Free Gyros

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One local restaurant owner is trying to help people currently out of work due to the government shutdown by offering them free gyros. Anyone who received a furlough notice can bring it into Gyros Gyros in the Gateway Mall and will get a free gyro. Restaurant owner Mohamed Jemmali says the shutdown … Continue reading »

Shutdown Could Delay Research Funding

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The government shutdown is affecting research funding on campuses across the country, including Vitamin E studies at Oregon State University. Maret Traber, recently named 2013 DSM Nutritional Science Award winner, works at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and is worried if she cannot submit her federal grant application, her … Continue reading »

Sen. Merkley Comments on Govt. Shutdown

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement Monday night on the shutdown of the government due to a lapse in appropriations. “Today’s events have been deeply unfortunate. The shutdown of the government will do great damage to millions of Americans in many walks of life, from the closure of national parks, … Continue reading »

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