STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Today 800,000 Workers Will Not Get Paid Due To Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 3:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

Some 800,000 workers, more than half of them still on the job, will miss their first paycheck on Friday under the stoppage, and Washington is close to setting a dubious record for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. That left some Republicans on Capitol Hill increasingly uncomfortable with Trump's demands.

Asked about the plight of those going without pay, the president shifted the focus, saying he felt badly "for people that have family members that have been killed" by criminals who came over the border.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 56°
Brookings
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 57°
Crater Lake
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 48°
Grants Pass
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Klamath Falls
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 48°
Warm & Bright Start to the Week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Spending Father's Day at the race track

Image

Sunday, June 16 evening weather

Image

Summer meal options for those in need

Image

Sunday, June 16 morning weather

Image

Runners race along the Rogue River

Image

Saturday, June 15 evening weather

Image

How ODF spots fires across our region

Image

Saturday, June 15 morning weather

Image

OSF: "Mother Road" playwright discusses play's inspiration

Image

Golf Tip of the Week: Stone Ridge Golf Club