SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Government Shutdown Continues

Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a budgetary stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2018 4:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started.

Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a budgetary stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress.

And there is no end in sight.

So far, the public and federal workers have largely been spared inconvenience and hardship because government is closed on weekends and federal employees were excused from work on Christmas Eve and Christmas, a federal holiday. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday.

Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. But Democrats see the border wall as wasteful and ineffective.

Article Comments

Medford
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 50°
Brookings
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 50°
Crater Lake
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Grants Pass
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 50°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Rain & Snow Returning Tonight
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Central Point School District 6 hopes votes pass school bond

Image

Danny Miles Selected to Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

Image

SOU, OIT arrive in Springfield for NAIA Softball World Series

Image

SOU in Studio: Raiders reflect on reaching World Series

Image

Monday, May 20th Evening Weather

Image

Restaurants could be banned from using styrofoam

Image

Daily J! - Ex-Presidents

Image

Pet of the Week: Smoky Bear

Image

Monday, May 20 afternoon weather

Image

Happy Camp woman hero