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Federal Shutdown Hits Kansas Sites

Associated Press - October 1, 2013 10:46 am

Two photocopied pieces of paper taped to the front door of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is letting visitors in Topeka know the building is closed because of the federal government shutdown.

Across Kansas, thousands of government employees were reporting to work Tuesday to prepare their offices for the shutdown, which officially began shortly before midnight.

The lack of a resolution to the federal budget means thousands of employees at the Army’s Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth will be furloughed until a new spending bill is approved. Employees were being notified which positions would be impacted.

The shutdown is also affecting the state’s National Historic Sites, like the Brown building in Topeka, which honors the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark school desegregation ruling in 1954.

rocking grandma

October 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I don’t think a few days shut down is going to hurt anything. I think if it is a non-essential that it needs to be privatized or giving back to the State to run. Get the Federal government out of it!!

Bob Bowser

October 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm


WHO put the barricades up in front of the WWII Monument, WHO gave the order, and WHO paid for them?

There had better be a Congressional Investigation into this scandal!

rocking grandma

October 2, 2013 at 2:59 am

It was my understanding that it was ordered by democrats to try to get people upset about it and make the republicans look bad. It’s all about politics and elections in 2014. Dems are desperate to win back the House and are willing to do whatever they have to to make it happen. Proud of vets for not letting it stop them.

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