federal government shutdown

PORTLAND, Maine | Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

PORTLAND, Maine —Jan 23, 2019—Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work. A network of rescue groups in the U.S. works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to respond to marine mammals such as whales and seals when … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

NFCC® Member Agencies Provide Emergency Financial Counseling for Furloughed Federal Workers

  WASHINGTON/ JANUARY 15, 2019 (STL.News) The longest federal government shutdown in United States history has directly impacted more than 800,000 workers throughout the United States, leaving many without the income they need to meet basic financial obligations. National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) and its nonprofit member agencies are responding with a variety of … Continue reading NFCC® Member Agencies Provide Emergency Financial Counseling for Furloughed Federal Workers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Jan 12, 2019— Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting hundreds of Native American tribes and entities that serve them. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, and where one person often supports an extended family. The effects are being felt far and wide. In … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump lunches with TV hosts before border speech

WASHINGTON  —Jan 08, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump hosted cable and broadcast television news representatives at an off-the-record lunch hours before he’s set to deliver a prime-time speech outlining what he sees as a “crisis” on the southern border. Top news … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump lunches with TV hosts before border speech

WASHINGTON | Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—Smithsonian museums are closed. There are no federal staffers to answer tourists’ questions at the Lincoln Memorial. And across the United States, national parks are cluttered with trash. Yet despite the federal government shutdown, a historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel remained open Friday for its handful of visitors, staffed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

WASHINGTON | National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

WASHINGTON — Some of the West’s iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. Many national parks remain open but with skeleton staffs. The budget director of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association, John Garder, on Monday called … Continue reading WASHINGTON | National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

DENVER | Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

DENVER— Hundreds of volunteers are ready to answer the phones when children from around the world call to ask when Santa will bring presents to their house — despite the federal government shutdown. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won’t be affected by the partial shutdown because it is run by volunteers at the … Continue reading DENVER | Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

WASHINGTON | Leaders start shutdown talks after Trump eases wall threat

WASHINGTON— The Senate’s top Republican and Democratic leaders began negotiating Tuesday after the White House indicated President Donald Trump does not want a federal government shutdown over his demand for $5 billion for a border wall with Mexico. During a meeting on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed $1.6 billion for border fencing, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Leaders start shutdown talks after Trump eases wall threat