Government Shutdown

Join us today along with the Diaper Bank of NC at BCBS NC in providing supplies to those impacted by the partial federal government shutdown. Here are the details. DIAPER & HYGIENE DISTRIBUTION AT BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD o   Date – Wednesday, March 30th o   Time – 11a – 2p o   Location – BCBS of NC – 1965 […]

It’s day 32 of the Government shutdown and with many workers striving to find ways to pay bills and eat with no income coming in. There is a blessings for some affected because a number of restaurants across the Triangle are giving back to help furloughed workers. Patti Graham’s restaurant in Morrisville is inviting TSA […]

  In a post on Facebook, Vance County Schools say they plan to keep lunches at a “minimum level” to conserve spending and food during the shutdown. So beginning Monday Jan. 21, each lunch will include one main dish, bread, two vegetables, one fruit, and milk.  No fresh fruit will be included in most schools except […]

The USDA announced that food stamp recipients will have access to their full benefits for February, even if the partial government shutdown continues.  This also includes WIC and school lunches not being affected through February. U.S. Department of Agriculture said they will work with states to load benefits onto recipients’ cards by Jan. 20, just within […]

Congress on Friday overwhelmingly approved 'a sweeping, year-end fiscal package.'

In a morning meeting with Republicans on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government…

The government shutdown in October lasted 16 days and cost at least $24 billion, and there are fears another one may be coming on Jan. 15.…

Senate leaders announced at noon that they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid possible US default. Although details are scant, CNN is reporting that the government could open at midnight if the deal is passed. We will keep you updated as this story develops.  

UPDATE: 10:30 PM EST, 10/12/2013 SNAP (food stamp) access had been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, Xerox said in…

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took a break from blaming “that one” — known to the rest of the country as President Barack Obama – for the…