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  • Westminster cafe offers free coffee to government employees affected by shutdown

    Westminster cafe offers free coffee to government employees affected by shutdown
    If you're a government employee who now has some time off of work due to the federal government shutdown and you're craving a cup of coffee, then Birdie's Cafe in Westminster may be the place for you. Birdie's Cafe, at 233 East Main Street, is...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
  • No progress toward deal on shutdown

    No progress toward deal on shutdown
    Lawmakers in Congress made no progress Tuesday on ending the budget impasse that has thrown federal agencies in Maryland and elsewhere into the first government shutdown since 1996. There was little indication that either side was prepared to negotiate,...
  • Howard officials, business leaders weigh impact of government shutdown

    Howard officials, business leaders weigh impact of government shutdown
    With a federal shutdown in effect after Congress failed to reach a spending-bill compromise by midnight on Oct. 1, local officials and business leaders are trying to determine what the impact of a potential federal shutdown will be for Howard County....
  • Number of Marylanders furloughed in doubt

    Federal agencies keep track of popcorn production and wallpaper sales, but figuring out exactly how many government employees have been furloughed by the shutdown in a state turns out to be a tricky task. Estimates of the number of Marylanders furloughed...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
  • State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims

    State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims
    Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
  • If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?

     If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?
    On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to guarantee furloughed federal employees back pay 407-0. So, if federal employees are going to be paid eventually, why not allow them to come back and do their jobs? Otherwise, it's not a furlough,...
  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...