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Trash was piling up at the Santiam Sno-Park in the Willamette National Forest near Sisters, Oregon, on Jan. 2, 2019. CREDIT: CHRIS LEHMAN / KLCC

State Parks Workers To Clean Overflowing Garbage, Restrooms On Federal Land During Shutdown

Some Oregon State Parks workers are now tending to federal recreation lands as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues with no end in sight. People are still visiting trailheads, day-use parking lots and boat ramps on federal lands, but U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management rangers aren’t on duty. Continue Reading State Parks Workers To Clean Overflowing Garbage, Restrooms On Federal Land During Shutdown

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President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Jan. 8, 2019. CREDIT: Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images

FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Pitch For A Border Wall And Democratic Response

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats’ opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Continue Reading FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Pitch For A Border Wall And Democratic Response

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