federal government shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org en National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-park-sites-missouri-reopen-after-govt-shutdown-ends <p>National Parks and other federally-run recreation sites in Missouri are open again, now that the partial government shutdown is over.</p><p>Those sites include the <a href="http://www.gatewayarch.com/">Gateway Arch</a> in downtown St. Louis.&nbsp; Ann Honius&nbsp;with the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm">Jefferson National Expansion Memorial</a> says there are no lingering problems or issues stemming from the 16-day shutdown.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:43:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends Nixon Spokesman Says Work Continues On Options For Reopening Arch, Other NPS Sites http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-spokesman-says-work-continues-options-reopening-arch-other-nps-sites <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A spokesman for Governor Jay Nixon (D) says his office is continuing to explore options on how to reopen the Gateway Arch and other National Park Service sites in Missouri.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:47:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30717 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Spokesman Says Work Continues On Options For Reopening Arch, Other NPS Sites Protesters Demonstrate Outside Luetkemeyer's Jefferson City Office Over Govt. Shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protesters-demonstrate-outside-luetkemeyers-jefferson-city-office-over-govt-shutdown-0 <p>A group of protesters Tuesday afternoon called on <a href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/">Missouri U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer</a> (R) to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began October first.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:04:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30688 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protesters Demonstrate Outside Luetkemeyer's Jefferson City Office Over Govt. Shutdown Nixon Admin. Crafting Proposal To Reopen National Park Sites In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-admin-crafting-proposal-reopen-national-park-sites-missouri <p>Missouri has joined a growing list of states looking to reopen national parks within their borders as the federal government shutdown continues.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:16:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Admin. Crafting Proposal To Reopen National Park Sites In Missouri Health Documents Deadline Extended For Some Illinois Retirees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-documents-deadline-extended-some-illinois-retirees <p>A deadline has been extended for some Illinois state retirees to submit certain health insurance documents because of the federal government shutdown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recipients of various state health insurance programs need to provide IRS documents by a late October deadline in order to prove that their dependents should still be eligible to receive state health insurance coverage. But as the federal shutdown drags on, the transcripts aren&#39;t being released by the IRS.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:01:01 +0000 The Associated Press & Kate Essig 30525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health Documents Deadline Extended For Some Illinois Retirees Furloughed Civilian Workers Return To Work At Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/furloughed-civilian-workers-return-work-scott-air-force-base <p>Civilian workers returned to Scott Air Force Base today after almost a week on furlough because of the government shutdown.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their return was a result of a Department of Defense </span><a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120905" style="line-height: 1.5;">ruling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that civilian workers whose mission contributes to </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members&rdquo; could return to the job with pay.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:07:41 +0000 Kate Essig 30469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Furloughed Civilian Workers Return To Work At Scott Air Force Base Congressman Bill Enyart Proposes Continuing Resolution To 'Put American Government Back To Work' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-bill-enyart-proposes-continuing-resolution-put-american-government-back-work <p>Democratic Congressman Bill Enyart is frustrated with the partial government shutdown.</p><p>Enyart, who represents areas of Southern Illinois and East St. Louis, supports a continuing resolution that would allow the National Guard to be paid and put the VA and 70 percent of the CIA back to work. A veteran with over 35 years of military service, Enyart&nbsp;contends that the best way to support the troops is to reopen the government.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Kate Essig 30420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman Bill Enyart Proposes Continuing Resolution To 'Put American Government Back To Work' Mo. National Guard Furloughs Personnel, Cancels Weekend Drills, Due To Govt. Shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-furloughs-personnel-cancels-weekend-drills-due-govt-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government shutdown has now hit the <a href="http://www.moguard.com/">Missouri National Guard</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Wednesday, the Guard furloughed nearly a thousand of their 1,400 federal technicians considered to be non-essential.&nbsp; Spokeswoman, Major Tammy Spicer, says the technicians include both civilian and uniformed staff.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard Furloughs Personnel, Cancels Weekend Drills, Due To Govt. Shutdown Shutdown Doesn't Stop Missouri Veterans From Visiting WWII Memorial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shutdown-doesnt-stop-missouri-veterans-visiting-wwii-memorial <p>On day two of the government shutdown, it continues to cause headaches, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans that flew to Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>The nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip and the closed National World War II Memorial was the first stop Wednesday. The group was met by many Missouri and Kansas lawmakers, who helped them get inside the memorial where barriers had been set up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:25:20 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 30363 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shutdown Doesn't Stop Missouri Veterans From Visiting WWII Memorial Federal Employees Protest Government Shutdown In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-employees-protest-government-shutdown-st-louis <p>&ldquo;No shutdown, let&rsquo;s work!&quot;</p><p>This was the anthem of protestors demonstrating today in front of the Federal Center in St. Louis. The protest, comprised of federal employees and their supporters, was organized by the American Federation of Government Employees in response to the shutdown&rsquo;s effect on furloughed government workers.</p><p>Beyond the loss of wages for government employees, protestors also criticized the shutdown of some government services.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:02:11 +0000 Kate Essig 30359 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Employees Protest Government Shutdown In St. Louis