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Federal HR staffers brace for post-shutdown blues

Federal human resources managers are preparing for a range of post-shutdown personnel problems including anxiety and resentment amongst employees who had to work and those who were furloughed.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 07:18am EDT

Tags: federal workers, Federal News Radio, Francis Rose, human resources, dick uliano, employment, workplace

Shutdown gives White House fox a reprieve

A wily fox has made itself at home among the grounds of the presidential mansion while the majority of the lawn and garden caretakers are on furlough.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 05:34am EDT

Tags: fox, White House, garden, Michelle Obama,

Accelerated efforts, no agreement on shutdown/debt

With time running short, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 08:46pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown,

Some states could take over operation of national parks

Closed national parks and monuments are one of the most visible signs of the government shutdown. They've also been the subject of many protests.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:07pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, national parks, Shenandoah National Park

Judge opens McLean ball field closed in shutdown

A consortium of youth sports organizations in McLean filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court over the closure of Langley Fork Park. Although owned by the National Park Service, it is maintained and operated by Fairfax County.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 05:59pm EDT

Tags: federal courts, McLean, Va., lacrosse, high school football, Langley Fork Park

No D.C. Lottery payouts during shutdown

Winners of the D.C. Lottery won't be able to cash in those winning tickets any time soon.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:45pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Lottery, D.C. Budget

Furloughed? Could be time for a career change

The government shutdown has left many federal workers with a lot of unexpected time on their hands. Right now is a great time to start focusing on your career path.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Tags: career advice, career coach, furlough, federal workers, kathy stewart

Tips down as shutdown stings service industry

Cups clank and grills sizzle on a rainy morning inside Tastee Diner. While the typical sounds remain at the Bethesda, Md. eatery, something is noticeably absent: Customers.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Tags: tastee diner, black squirrel, alicia lozano

Garden Plot: How to squirrel-proof your vegetable garden

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for how to keep the squirrels from digging up your fall lettuce and radishes.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, National Captial Orchid Society, National Arboretum, Potomac Rose Show, lawn care, squirrels, mike mcgrath

WTOP Answer Desk: What are the Beltway truckers planning? (Video)

Truckers are promising to cause a traffic jam on the Capital Beltway Friday in a political protest.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:51am EDT

Tags: Truckers Ride for the Constitution, Capital Beltway, Nick Iannelli, protest

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