Government Shutdown

The McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Federal Employees Back To Work, Parks Reopen After Shutdown

“I’m actually glad that it’s over,” said Mary Foster, on her way to work downtown at the McNamara Federal Building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (2nd L) speaks as Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (R), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (L), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (3rd L) listen during a news conference after a vote October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to end the partial government shutdown. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Government Reopens After Congress Ends 16-Day Shutdown

The government shutdown is now over, but not everyone is jumping for joy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and supporters from other AFL-CIO unions, marched outside the McNamara Federal 
Building in downtown Detroit. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Local Federal Employees Protest Shutdown In Detroit

Union members carried signs as they marched Thursday in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2013

Selfridge Air National Guard Base (Courtesy: 127wg.ang.af.mil)

Mich. Guard Technicians, Some Others Called Back To Work

Hundreds of Michigan National Guard members affected by the partial government shutdown are being called back to work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2013

An artist's conception of the Mars MAVEN probe in orbit.

Matt’s Favorites: Mars Mission Saved, Tarantulas In Love, And Much More

What’s the latest on a crisp fall Monday, now that we’ve hopefully moved the last of summer’s heat and humidity down south where it belongs? Glad you asked… here we go!

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2013

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Michigan Lawmakers Weigh In On Gov’t Shutdown

Efforts to end the partial government shutdown remain at a standstill, and state lawmakers speak out from both sides of the political isle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

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Gov’t. Shutdown Could Soon Slow Down Air Travel

The federal shutdown hasn’t hampered travel through the friendly skies… but it soon might.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

Mark Howell family photo via gofundme.com.

Gov’t Shutdown Delays Cancer Treatment For Local Man

Mark Howell is battling a very aggressive, stage four skin cancer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

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Food Program For Women, Kids OK For 4-5 Weeks

The state says there’s enough money to keep WIC going for a bit amid a partial federal government shutdown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

Furloughed federal workers chant and shout as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and fellow House Republicans hold a news conference on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House Meeting Yields No Progress On Shutdown

“The American people would get better government out of Monkey Island at the local zoo than we’re giving them today.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

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