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Shutdown Highlights The Financial Challenges Of Federal Contractors

Shutdown Highlights The Financial Challenges Of Federal Contractors

The federal government employs thousands of contractors, who do everything from cleaning buildings to writing code, and they are disproportionately affected by involuntary time off.

'Annoyed As Heck': Whiplash For Washingtonians In Shutdown That Was – Then Wasn't

'Annoyed As Heck': Whiplash For Washingtonians In Shutdown That Was – Then Wasn't

"Nobody wants to know that their job can be held hostage because they can't get it together on the Hill," one government worker said.

'Annoyed As Heck': Whiplash For Washingtonians In Shutdown That Was – Then Wasn't

Bowser Says D.C. General Family Homeless Shelter Will Close This Year

The move to close D.C. General comes despite the fact that only three of the six smaller shelters being built to replace it will be ready this year. But city officials say they've made enough gains in the fight against homelessness to close the aging and long-troubled facility.

Bowser Says D.C. General Family Homeless Shelter Will Close This Year

Maryland Offers $5 Billion In Tax Breaks And Transportation Upgrades For Amazon's HQ2

Gov. Larry Hogan's incentive package sets the bar for what could be a regional arms race to land Amazon's HQ2, a $5 billion investment expected to have 50,000 employees.

Maryland Offers $5 Billion In Tax Breaks And Transportation Upgrades For Amazon's HQ2

How A Shutdown Affects D.C.'s Federal Workforce

Thousands of federal workers in the Washington region adjust their schedules and productivity expectations during a shutdown.

Parents Scramble For Childcare With Federal Buildings Closed For Shutdown

Some centers are offering alternative placements in other locations, or allowing parents to wait and pay tuition when their furloughs are over.

Parents Scramble For Childcare With Federal Buildings Closed For Shutdown

Virginia Women For Trump Set Their Sights On Another Presidential Win In 2020

Virginia Women For Trump Set Their Sights On Another Presidential Win In 2020

As President Trump gets ready to enter his second year in office, for his supporters, it's a time of celebration — and reflection — on the changes he has brought to the White House.

Virginia Women For Trump Set Their Sights On Another Presidential Win In 2020

Riding Anti-Trump Wave, Northern Virginia Women Hope To Reshape House Of Delegates

Last November, Virginians elected 28 women to the House of Delegates — the highest number yet. Eleven of them make up the majority of the 15 Democrats.

Riding Anti-Trump Wave, Northern Virginia Women Hope To Reshape House Of Delegates

Public Transit Becomes The Next Battleground In The #MeToo Movement

Public Transit Becomes The Next Battleground In The #MeToo Movement

Metro has been working with activists for the past six years to become more responsive to claims of harassment. Critics would like the agency to respond more aggressively, even to verbal harassment.

Ronald Reagan Got An Airport. Should Nancy Reagan Get Gravelly Point?

Grover Norquist, founder of both Americans for Tax Reform and the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, wants to name the desolate strip of land after the former First Lady.

Ronald Reagan Got An Airport. Should Nancy Reagan Get Gravelly Point?

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