How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country : 1A We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown. We're hearing stories from affected federal workers.

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How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

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We are just over three weeks into a partial government shutdown.

Every second counts for Americans caught in the middle.

About 800,000 federal government employees in all 50 states have been affected. And many of those workers just received a paycheck worth $0.00.

From the U.S. Geological Survey, which employs about 100 people who have been furloughed in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to over 5,000 workers in various capacities in Alaska, people across the country are wondering when the shutdown will end.

We'll explore how much worse this political standoff is getting, and consider what might end it, live from KPCC in Southern California.