Government shutdown may delay Paine Field flights


Last updated 1/16/2019 at Noon

The dispute over funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico has led to a partial federal government shutdown, which may in turn impact the start of commercial air service at the new terminal at Paine Field.

The shutdown began Dec. 22, and is ongoing as of Tuesday, Jan. 15. If it’s still occurring when The Beacon is distributed Wednesday, Jan. 16, the partial government shutdown will have been ongoing for 26 days. The previous record-long shutdown was for 21 days in 1995 and 1996.

According to multiple agencies and companies involved with the new terminal, the argumen...

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