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D.C. Leaders Angry At Democrats For Budget Riders

For years, leaders in the District have complained about Republicans in Congress meddling in local affairs. But following that last-minute budget deal to avert a government shutdown — which contained two riders targeting DC — city leaders are now directing their anger at Democrats.

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Gas Prices Drive Consumers To Cut Back

As gas prices in the region rise to an average of $3.50 per gallon for regular unleaded, there is evidence drivers are buying less gas and cutting back on their time spent behind the wheel.

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How Will Shutdown Affect Local Non-Profits?

The leader of D.C.'s non-profit community says he's worried if the federal government shuts down, the local social safety net will fall through.

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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

April 08, 2011 - Filling in for Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey, Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the looming threat of a federal government shutdown and the hearing regarding the hiring practices of Mayor Vincent Gray's Administration.

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Unions Brief Federal Employees On Shutdown Procedures

A federal government shutdown is just hours away unless a deal is reached to avert it and federal agencies are scrambling to educate workers about how a shutdown will work.

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Businesses Feel Unprepared For Potential Shutdown

The Greater Washington Board of Trade says businesses in the region are concerned about a federal government shutdown and many of them are unprepared.

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Gray Briefs Council On Budget

In the District, the first reviews are in for Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget.

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