FAA dispute disrupts some WA airport projects

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The congressional dispute that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration is affecting some airport projects in Washington.

The Seattle Times reports they include installing new runway lights at Sea-Tac Airport and rehabbing the air traffic control center in Auburn. About 200 FAA workers in the Puget Sound region are furloughed.

The Spokesman-Review reports the Spokane International Airport is awaiting a $3.3 million grant to finish runway construction.

The Wenatchee World reports $1.4 million in taxiway lighting and electrical improvements are on hold at Pangborn Memorial Airport.