Government shutdown: Full coverage of local, national impact

With Congress unable to agree on a budget deal, the partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. According to the Treasury, if the shutdown lasts until Oct. 17, the United States will begin to default on its debts.

Commissaries reopen after six days

Commissaries reopen after six days

Commissaries on military bases in the United States reopened today after a six-day closure.  Read more...

Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers

Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers

The Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is joining a long list of venues and retailers that are offering freebies to federal workers during the government shutdown.  Read more...

Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers

Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers

The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is offering free admission to federal employees on weekdays through the duration of the government shutdown.  Read more...

Pictures: Day Two, Federal Workers Furloughed

Pictures: Day Two, Federal Workers Furloughed

Several federal workers furloughed following Tuesday's government shutdown will head back to work Wednesday during a volunteer event at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in York County. The volunteers will help complete work on a children's wing at the church.  Read more...

Pictures: Government shutdown, local effects

Pictures: Government shutdown, local effects

The shutdown of the federal government has multiple effects in Hampton Roads, including closing national parks and stopping work at military and NASA facilities.  Read more...

Photos: Shutdown impact

Photos: Shutdown impact

The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.  Read more...

Yosemite reopens after deal to end government shutdown

Yosemite reopens after deal to end government shutdown

Officials at Yosemite National Park announced that it reopened Wednesday night after Congress approved a deal to end the federal government shutdown.  Read more...

Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?

Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?

WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed the beliefs he said united Republicans, urging them not to "confuse tactics with principles."  Read more...

Photos: Vets storm closed WWII memorial

Photos: Vets storm closed WWII memorial

After a group of World War II veterans and their families in Washington to visit the World War II memorial found their access blocked, a group of men threw open the barricades to allow the vets access. The defiance of the closure has continued.  Read more...

Government shutdown explained

Government shutdown explained

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress are waging a budget battle that resulted in a government shutdown on Oct. 1 until lawmakers reach a compromise on a federal spending measure.  Read more...

The impact of the government shutdown

The impact of the government shutdown

The U.S. government has officially shut down, bringing with it thousands of furloughs, cutbacks in federal services and a number of smaller-scale rollbacks that have flown under the radar.  Read more...

Government shutdown: Who's furloughed, what's shut down

With Congress moving closer and closer to the deadline to approve the funding necessary to prevent the government from shutting down, here's a look at the planned drawbacks and furloughs across the government, including the Pentagon and the Smithsonian.  Read more...

Government shutdown closes national parks, monuments, museums

Government shutdown closes national parks, monuments, museums

The federal government shutdown has closed such well known sites as the Lincoln Memorial and Statue of Liberty in the U.S., as well as a World War I and World War II cemetery outside Paris.  Read more...

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