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A closure sign is seen at the World War II memorial (with the Lincoln memorial in the distance) in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2013. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Costs Washington Area $220 Million Daily

The Washington region is expected to lose $220 million per day in federal payroll while the government is closed, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis.

10/02/2013

Ford's Theater may be the latest casualty of the government shutdown. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown May Halt ‘Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre may have to postpone its run of “The Laramie Project” because the play is being forced out of the theater during the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

The Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Shutdown Casualty: Once In A Lifetime Rafting Trips On The Colorado River

Tuesday was rigging day. The day that two groups of people from across the country would be in Arizona inflating rafts to launch on the Colorado River, loading food and camping gear, and strapping it all down so it doesn’t end up in the water.

Instead, the groups of 16 people each camped out at a lodge near Lees Ferry unable to get into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to the water. With the federal government shutdown, their Wednesday launch dates on one of the most coveted river trips in the country — through the Grand Canyon — appears unlikely.

10/02/2013

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

See What Your Representatives Are Saying

If you live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, here is a comprehensive list of your Congress members, their contact information and links to their social media pages and websites so you can get in touch with them and/or see what they’re saying about the shutdown:

10/01/2013

U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Still Get a Check, Even in Shutdown Mode

There’s at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid — at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.

10/01/2013

Z-Burger in Tenleytwon. (Credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Furlough Freebies: Food, Drink and Other Stuff on the House for Federal Workers

Some Washington-area businesses are trying to take advantage of the government shutdown by offering deals and discounts to federal workers.

10/01/2013

(Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown to Idle U.S.-Based Military Commissaries

Members of the Armed Forces will still be paid in the partial government shutdown, but their food bills could soar if Washington’s political brinksmanship drags on.

10/01/2013

World War II veteran Russell Tucker (C) of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Veterans Pass Barriers at Closed WWII Memorial

A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress.

10/01/2013

Navy football (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Navy-Air Force, Army-BC Football Games Could Be Cancelled Due to Shutdown

Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress.

10/01/2013

(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Won’t Hit Navy Yard Building 197 Workers

Employees who work at the Washington Navy Yard’s building 197, where a gunman killed 12 people last month, will not be affected by the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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