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Profile: Government Shutdown

On Tuesday the federal government shutdown, sending an estimated 13,000 Alaska federal employees on furloughs and closing down or restricting many federal services.

So what does this mean for Alaska— the state with the third highest number of federal employees, the state with one-third of its jobs receiving federal funding, and the state with the highest number of veterans per capita?

Listen for an in-depth review of what the government shutdown is, why it happened, and how it is affecting Alaska.