Business has plummeted for Washington’s food truck industry due to the government shutdown, forcing some trucks to lay off staff and stay parked at home.
Federal transportation safety officials say they have decided against sending investigators to the site of a fatal welding accident in a Metro subway tunnel in Washington because of the government shutdown.
Side effects of the government shutdown: gas prices are dropping. It’s an unintended consequence that has drivers smiling.
Despite a government shutdown, the highly anticipated game between Navy and Air Force went on as scheduled after the Department of Defense gave the go-ahead to play.
Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting a threatened first-ever default.
Thanks to the government shutdown, tourism in Washington, D.C. is taking a big hit. National parks and museums remain closed.
Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.
Employees who work at the Washington Navy Yard’s building 197, where a gunman killed 12 people last month, will not be affected by the government shutdown.
The first day of the shutdown and Marylanders are already feeling the pain.
Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects when parts of the government shut Tuesday because of the budget impasse in Congress.
Officials say the Smithsonian’s National Zoo panda cam and all other live animal cameras will go dark in the event of a government shutdown. The zoo will be closed to visitors as well.