Fort Vancouver was closed by the federal government shutdown, Oct. 1, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Oregon parks close, thousands furloughed

Fort Vancouver is one of the 401 national parks closed by the federal government shutdown, affecting 39 employees and an average of 1400 vis…

airport security file-Steve Jurvetson March 2013

Fla. airport evacuated over packages

In national news, Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport has been evacuated due to “police activity” regarding suspicious packages Tue…

home for sale sign

Ore., Wash. home loans in limbo

The effects of Monday night’s federal government shutdown could even impact the local housing market — as home buyers and sellers wait for …

The San Jose Sabercats and the Arizona Rattlers take the field for the start of the ArenaBowl XVIII in Phoenix, June 27, 2004. (AP Photo/David Kadlubowski, File)

Emmert owner of Portland AFL franchise

The return of arena football to Portland will be officially announced at a 2 p.m. Wednesday news conference at the Moda Center with franchis…