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Government Shutdown Affected Us in Ways Unseen

The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites.



Federal Workers Stretching Their Last Paycheck

Even with outreach coming from all corners of the community, furloughed federal workers are starting to sweat in week three of the partial federal government shutdown.


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Georgetown Offers Classes to Furloughed Workers

Georgetown University is offering free classes to federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown.


Teri McLain (R) wears a hat she made that reads 'Lets End Shutdown' a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol, October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

D.C. Hits 14,500 Unemployment Claims

As of Friday, the D.C. Department of Employment Services has processed 14,500 claims for furloughed federal employees since Oct. 1st.


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D.C. Charities Reduce Services Amid Government Shutdown

Some Washington nonprofits are scaling back services and furloughing workers due to contracts and Medicaid reimbursements that aren’t being paid during the government shutdown.


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Lockheed Martin Furloughing 2,400 Workers Due to Shutdown

Lockheed Martin said Monday that it is furloughing about 2,400 workers due to the government shutdown — 20 percent less than the defense contractor had initially planned.


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At Least 26,000 File for Unemployment in D.C., Maryland

Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted for nearly a week.


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Government’s Work Stacking Up a Week Into Shutdown

Across America the government’s work is piling up, and it’s not just paperwork. It’s old tires and red Solo cups littering a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes awaiting analysis in Atlanta. The charred wreckage of a plane in California, preserved in case safety investigators return.


Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.


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Furloughed Workers Seeking Unemployment Pay in D.C.

Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are beginning to file for unemployment benefits.