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Published March 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Budget Cuts


A twin engine airplane flies by the tower at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, Ill., Monday Feb. 25, 2013, before circling to land. The airport is one of 100 airports nationwide with less than 150,000 annual flights that will likely loose their air traffic control by the end of the week if a budget deal is not reached in Washington. The Federal Aviation Administration has notified the airport that it is on the list and that $600 million will be cut from the FAA's budget if sequestration cuts take effect on March 1. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)
Read the article: FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts