More than 240 furloughed workers at the Arizona Department of Economic Security are back on the job now that the federal government is back up and running.
A federal judge has allowed loggers to go back to work on national forests without waiting for federal agencies to lift logging bans prompted by the government shutdown.
Sen. John McCain promised Thursday the government will not shut down again in the near future, and argued the President will now have to engage with his political opponents on Capitol Hill.
Republicans and Democrats are battling over who's to blame for one of the most high-profiles casualties of the government shutdown: the national parks.
South Dakota, Utah and Colorado have decided to pay to reopen national parks during the government shutdown.
County governments across southern Utah are moving to condemn the shutdown of national parks by declaring an official emergency.