Government Shutdown Affected Us in Ways UnseenThe 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 PaycheckEven 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.
Georgetown Offers Classes to Furloughed WorkersGeorgetown University is offering free classes to federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown.
D.C. Hits 14,500 Unemployment ClaimsAs of Friday, the D.C. Department of Employment Services has processed 14,500 claims for furloughed federal employees since Oct. 1st.
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.
Lockheed Martin Furloughing 2,400 Workers Due to ShutdownLockheed 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.
At Least 26,000 File for Unemployment in D.C., MarylandFurloughed 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.
Government's Work Stacking Up a Week Into ShutdownAcross 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 Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back PayA 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.
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.
Furlough Freebies: Food, Drink and Other Stuff on the House for Federal WorkersSome Washington-area businesses are trying to take advantage of the government shutdown by offering deals and discounts to federal workers.
MARC Tweaks Schedule for Furloughed Feds With many furloughed federal workers in the nation's capital going home early Tuesday, MARC commuter rail is adjusting its afternoon schedule.

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