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Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer told reporters today that the federal government shutdown is not hampering the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in California, but it is damaging the state’s economy.

Boxer says some 50,000 of California’s estimated 169,000 federal employees have been furloughed. She called on House Republicans to restart the government immediately with back pay for furloughed workers.

Federal Shutdown Frustrates Crater Lake Visitors

Oct 2, 2013
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Crater Lake National Park is closed due to the federal government shutdown—opening up problems for visitors from across the country and across the globe.

From the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Devan Schwartz reports.