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Partial government shutdown is projected to cause $3B hit to economy

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy - about $3 billion - according to a report Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. The report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in the … more

A prayer for the government from Sumter churches

Members of Christ Community Church, Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, Church of the Holy Comforter, First Presbyterian Church and other churches gathered in front of Sumter County Judicial Center on … more

Sumter resident, meteorologist says government shutdown has been painful for National Weather Service staff

He describes it as being "caught in the middle," unfortunate, unfair and stressful to continue to work without pay, but he considers himself luckier than many of his younger co-workers. Sumter resident Doug Anderson, a meteorologist with the … more

More congressmen to donate their pay during shutdown

As federal employees prepare themselves for their first missed paychecks today after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement to end a partial government shutdown on its 20th day, a growing list of congressmen have decided to join them in a show of … more

Trump walks out of government shutdown session with Dems

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday - "I said bye-bye," he tweeted soon after - as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his … more
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