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10 percent off: The other price(s) of a shutdown

The partial shutdown of the federal government comes at a price - two of them, actually.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: SSapore Oil and Vinegar, Capitol Hill, government shutdown, andrew mollenbeck

WTOP Answer Desk: How a shutdown could affect you

The WTOP Answer Desk set out to learn which wheels of government would continue to turn and which might grind to a halt.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 07:05am EDT

Tags: WTOP Answer Desk, dick uliano, mail, student loans, Social Security

Va. weathering shutdown storm so far

While the partial federal shutdown is hitting home for federal workers and contractors, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the ramifications on the commonwealth have not been as significant as he expected.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, defense contractor, Max Smith

DC mayor seeks meeting with Obama on US shutdown

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: Vince Gray, obama

Va. delegate wants federal workers protected from debt collection

Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, doesn't want to see federal workers who live in Virginia end up in court for debt collections because of the government shutdown, so he will propose legislation to give feds a break.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Bob Marshall, federal workers, Hank Silverberg

Congressional phones, emails go dark because of furloughed staffers

When national events spiral out of control, it is not uncommon for people to reach out to their member of Congress. But good luck with that during the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 07:02am EDT

Tags: Congress, email, dick uliano, government shutdown

Miriam's Kitchen: Beat the 'shutdown blues' by volunteering

Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Miriams Kitchen, Kristi King, government shutdown

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