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Temp Agencies Say Furloughed Government Workers Are Too Temporary

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Temp agencies are seeing the resumes of federal employees pile up. But many of these applicants have been rebuffed as furloughed workers are seen as too temporary for even temp jobs.


Tourists In D.C. Head To Unlikely Places As Government Shutdown Continues

Monday, January 14, 2019

In the nation's capital, the partial government shutdown has left tens of thousands of federal workers shut out of their offices, and tourists shut out of museums.


Furloughed Workers In Hard-Hit Community Organize Potluck During Shutdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday evening, as the shutdown bordered on becoming the longest in U.S. history, hundreds of furloughed workers gathered in Montgomery County, Md., to share a meal.


Cities And States Pitch In To Keep National Parks Clean And Safe

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

The partial government shutdown has left national parks open but unstaffed. In some places, cities and states are spending local money to keep them well maintained.


National Zoo and Museums In Washington, D.C., Close Due To Government Shutdown

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Wednesdays marks the first day the National Zoo and the Smithsonian museums are closed due to the government shutdown.


Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice

Friday, December 28, 2018

After three hurricanes, a big snow storm and an ice storm, residents and staff of a retirement community in Charleston are starting to view evacuations as the reality of growing old on the coast.


This Year, Mrs. Claus Is Coming To Town — And Not As Santa's Sidekick

Saturday, December 22, 2018

America's Santa industry has long been a male-dominated one. But, increasingly, Santa's better half is breaking loose.


Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

Sunday, December 09, 2018

An estimated 100 kids in Baltimore scrub car windshields for quick cash. It is not strictly legal, and many drivers wish the city would crack down on the practice.


Why Are So Many Election Ballots Confusing?

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Poor ballot design can confuse voters and slow down election results. What makes a well-designed ballot and why are they so hard to come by?