Local Coverage Tracks Shutdown’s Impact

By: David Cay Johnston | Columbia Journalism Review

The government shutdown in Washington will be temporary—but the damage it creates in some lives is likely to be long-lasting as programs for the poor and social-services charities that depend on the largesse of federal workers are disrupted.
While the political debate plays out and the broader economic outcome is weighed, there are plenty of resonant stories to be told about this angle—as recent reporting in some local newspapers show.


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