Northwest Officials, Companies Scramble To Help Thousands Of Federal Workers Impacted By Shutdown

TSA screeners and air traffic controllers called for an end to the partial government shutdown during a rally outside Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday. CREDIT: CASEY MARTIN / KUOW
TSA screeners and air traffic controllers called for an end to the partial government shutdown during a rally outside Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday. CREDIT: CASEY MARTIN / KUOW

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More public and private agencies are stepping up to ease the financial strain on federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many of those workers will miss their second paycheck Friday.

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