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April 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Here’s what will be open (and when) in North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park has announced its summer operating plans and how it will be affected by sequester budget cuts. A view from a highway overlook of aquamarine-colored Ross Lake, in the North Cascades National Park Complex. (photo by Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times) “We are moving forward with summer operations with reduced budgets and staffing,” said Karen…

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April 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Has the sequester slowed you down at airports?

After Tuesday’s American Airlines debacle, airport lines are on a lot of minds. Here’s a question: Has the promised post-sequester slowdown at TSA checkpoints slowed you down? Airport security staffing was expected to suffer after recent federal budget cuts. (photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Seattle friends back from a New York visit reported a…

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Comments | Topics: airport security, budget cuts, sequester