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October 10, 2013 1:41 PM

Need to reach your senator during shutdown? Good luck with that

Victoria Kippes, office manager of First United Methodist Church of Kennewick, planned to write an item for Sunday’s church bulletin after she heard that the U.S. House of Representatives had voted to restore funding for a nutrition program for poor women and children. But when she called to find out if the Senate would follow suit, no one would answer the phone at the offices of either of her senators.

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