Air travel may be less safe during the government shutdown, federal inspectors warn

FAA safety inspectors -- who haven’t worked in two weeks because of the government shutdown -- picketed Miami International Airport Thursday. They say safety risks for travelers increase every day they’re off the job.
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FAA safety inspectors -- who haven’t worked in two weeks because of the government shutdown -- picketed Miami International Airport Thursday. They say safety risks for travelers increase every day they’re off the job.

Sarah Paez covers Centre County communities, government and education for the Centre Daily Times. Though a newcomer to State College, she has worked in central Pennsylvania for over a year. She studied English and Spanish at Cornell University and grew up outside of Washington, D.C.