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AP: US Sen. Mark Begich furloughing staff amid budget cuts; only member of delegation to do so

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is furloughing more than half his staff and giving up part of his salary due to automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, his office said.

Begich is the lone member of Alaska’s congressional delegation to furlough staff amid the cuts. Begich also has the highest number of staff among the three-member delegation, at 41.