The Forest Service has decided to make changes in its Tongass land management plan.
Funding is secure through December
While essential services will remain, Alaskans will notice some impacts from the federal government shutdown.
What would the Republican Senate candidates who are challenging Begich have done if they had been in office instead?
The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.
He said he will not negotiate with Republicans when it comes to a cornerstone of his health care law, and he will not negotiate when it comes to another congressional battle to raise the debt ceiling in a little more than two weeks.