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By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 9:10am  ET

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Shutdown’s Final Toll — The federal government has reopened, at least until January. On Wednesday, County Executive Isiah Leggett joined D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova to talk about the effect the shutdown had on the Washington area. Leggett estimated Montgomery County lost $500,000 a day in revenue, thanks in part to 70,000 federal workers who call the county home. [WAMU]

Popular Food Trailer For Sale — One3Five, the food trailer stationed at the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market, is for sale as owner Steve Markham devotes his time to opening his new restaurant. Markham’s Bar and Grill (7141 Wisconsin Ave.) will take over the space from the shuttered Majestic Bar & Grille. Markham hopes to open by the end of the month. He had hoped to open the restaurant and keep the food trailer, just across the parking lot. [Bethesda Magazine]

Businesses Dish On Minimum Wage Bill — Some say a bill that would raise the county’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $11.50 an hour over three years would be “devastating.” Others say it is an employers’ responsibility to pay responsible wages to employees. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At large) introduced the bill with leaders in D.C. and Prince George’s County who have introduced the same proposal. The Maryland General Assembly is also expected to take up a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. [The Gazette]

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