Community & People Government shutdown’s affects getting more pronounced Published July 18, 2011 at 9:12 am The affects of a state government shutdown are getting more pronounced. How has the shutdown affected you and your family? Has it affected a vacation? How about your medical needs? Were you laid off because of it? Are you a student trying to get a driver's license or an outdoorsman trying to get a fishing license? Has this been inconvenient or a major disturbance? We would like to hear from you at [email protected] Suggest a story, write us a letter or simply explain how the shutdown has affected you.