Local charity expects loss after shutdown

Local charity expects loss after shutdown

Oct. 15, 2013 The Ronald McDonald House of Greater Washington, D.C., receives a large number of annual contributions from federal employees and federal contractors, explained Executive Director Karen Torres. When those potential donors lose money through furloughs or have delayed paychecks — a result of the recent federal government shutdown — the same losses are…

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50 years later, still marching for jobs

50 years later, still marching for jobs

Exactly 50 years after the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom flooded the nation’s capital on Aug. 28, 1963, marchers once again took to the streets. Participants in the new March on Washington for Jobs and Justice said the last half century has brought improvements, but more progress is still needed. They once…

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