From aviation contracts to deals with vendors and even seasonal hiring, the partial federal government shutdown is cutting into planning and preparation for the 2019 wildfire season in the Northwest.
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Volunteers and a skeletal staff have maintained sites in some parks. In others, the amount of damage and trash triggered an unprecedented move from the National Park Service to return more workers.
The group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland has picked a stadium site, but Oregon's commitment to preserving industrial land is one big logistical hurdle.