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A South Philadelphia "emergency market" continues to serve federal workers after the federal government shutdown ended.
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John McDevitt
January 30, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They're back to work but waiting for their pay. Federal employees are still in need of donations. Bread, cereal, fresh vegetables and milk just some of the items government workers were stuffing into bags and boxes inside Xfinity Live in South Philadelphia on...
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A migrant sits with his children as they wait to hear if their number is called to apply for asylum in the United States, at the border, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico.
Gregory Bull/AP Photo
January 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
UPDATED: 12:39 p.m. By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to...
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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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Dog Food
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John McDevitt
January 26, 2019 - 11:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal workers are looking forward to a paycheck now that the 35-day government shutdown has ended. Despite that, Providence Animal Center in Media will be offering free pet food to government employees as long as there is a need. "People have been without paychecks...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Melony Roy
January 24, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown. With no end in sight, some have turned to popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe. A Lehigh valley man who asked not to be identified has raised $1,600 of...
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Wilbur Ross doesn't get why workers need food banks
CNN
January 24, 2019 - 11:50 am
By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he doesn't "really quite understand why" federal workers who have missed paychecks due to the partial government shutdown don't just take out loans to cover the gap. When asked in a CNBC interview on Thursday about reports that...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
January 24, 2019 - 11:29 am
UPDATED: 5 p.m. ___ By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for...
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at his 2019 inauguration, Jan. 15, 2019, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Tony Romeo
January 24, 2019 - 8:34 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Gov. Tom Wolf has offered an update on his administration’s efforts to minimize the impact of the federal government shutdown on Pennsylvanians. Wolf says his administration is temporarily using state funds where it can to fill gaps created by the stalemate in...
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The partial government shutdown is having an impact on Old City businesses.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 23, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partial government shutdown is now impacting secondary businesses, particularly those in neighborhoods like Old City that depend on business not only from government workers, but also from tourists who visit government funded historic sites. The partial government...
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Philadelphia nonprofits are organizing weekly emergency markets for federal workers who are not getting paid because of the government shutdown.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Government employees in Philadelphia are a few days away from missing a second paycheck as the partial federal shutdown drags on. Anti-hunger organizations have teamed up and held their first "emergency market" Wednesday morning in South Philadelphia so those workers...
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