Federal Government Shutdown

David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
January 27, 2019 - 4:51 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal employees are turning on office lights and computers and reopening national parks and museums for the first time in weeks, but others employed by government contractors face still more uncertainty over when they'll resume work or whether they'll ever be paid for time...
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Close up photo of books in a row in Library
January 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the government shutdown continues, one Havertown library is looking to help furloughed federal employees pass the time with a free movie rental. The Haverford Township Free Library, at 1601 Darby Road, in Havertown announced they are allowing "free DVD checkouts...
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New Kingdom Baptist Church
Courtesy Rev. Daniel Jackson
Cherri Gregg
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A North Philadelphia church took up an offering to help federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. It was a much needed surprise. "I was in the middle of church, so I wasn't expecting it," said Lashanda Palmer, who has worked for the Transportation Security...
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
January 18, 2019 - 9:38 pm
By Kate Gibson (CBS) -- Silicon Valley tech giant PayPal on Friday said it was committing $25 million to a program offering interest-free cash advances of up to $500 to federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown, now in a record-breaking fourth week. "No matter where you stand on...
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President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
January 18, 2019 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise,"...
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GoFundMe Border Wall
gofundme.com via CNN
January 12, 2019 - 11:47 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) -- A crowdfunding effort for a wall at the southern border reached an impressive number, but it may have to give all that money back. The GoFundMe campaign started by Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee Air Force veteran and motivational speaker, sought to provide $1 billion...
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Fried Chicken
John McDevitt
January 12, 2019 - 11:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Restaurants throughout the country are starting to offer free food and discounts to furloughed government workers, including in the Philadelphia region. And comfort food is on the menu. The owners of the Pineville Fishtown and The Pineville Tavern in Pineville, Bucks...
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weather map
Mike Dougherty
January 12, 2019 - 9:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the partial government shutdown enters a record-setting 22nd day, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are still showing up to work without getting paid. Once agency that's affected is the National Weather Service. Typically, there are two or three...
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US Capitol
Hannah Gaber/USA TODAY
January 12, 2019 - 8:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in...
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government shutdown
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
January 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm
(AP) -- Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the...
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