Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 12:30 pm
After hearing for months that a partial federal shutdown was possible, it became a reality on October 1st.
Oregonians felt the effects almost immediately when federal employees received smaller paychecks just days after the shutdown was announced.
In addition to furloughed workers, the shutdown has affected several other aspects of some Oregonians' lives:
How has the government shutdown affected your life? Do you depend on government benefits? Has your job been impacted? What about your travel plans?