Resa Mestel, of New York, reacts after finding the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, N.C., closed due to the government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. In the wake of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the National Park Service began closing down parks and other facilities until federal funding is restored.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Photos: Scenes from the shutdown

The effects of the government shutdown are being felt from coast to coast. From the closure of government offices to the shutdown of nationa…

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to talk about the government shutdown. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Lawmakers feeling heat from shutdown

Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a shutdown that ruined vacations, sapp…

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Multiple shots fired in NE Portland

Portland police respond after multiple shots were fired in the 4600 block of NE Mallory Avenue shortly before midnight Tuesday.

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GPS gets duo stuck 2 days on Ore. road

A search team has rescued a California couple and their 23-foot motor home from the mud of a Southern Oregon logging road after the couple f…

A plastic bag at a grocery store (KOIN 6 News, file)

Portland clamps down on all plastic bags

Until now, Portland’s plastic bag ban only applied to bigger stores. As of Tuesday morning it expanded to all retail establishments, markets…

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SKorea displays new home-built missile

Tuesday’s televised ceremony of the missile reveal was held at a military airport near Seoul — involving about 11,000 troops, 190 weapons s…

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2 hikers safe, search resumes for others

A sheriff’s officer said a helicopter has picked up two of four hikers being searched for after heading on Washington’s Pacific Crest Trail …

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Washout closes US12 over White Pass

The Washington Transportation Department reports that a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 across White Pass has been closed by a washout.