Local organizations and businesses give back to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown
Local organizations and businesses give back to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown

The food truck, California Smothered Burritos, and First Baptist Church fed federal employees who have gone weeks without pay due to the partial government shutdown.

UPDATE: California Smothered Burritos feeding federal workers who were furloughed Saturday
UPDATE: California Smothered Burritos feeding federal workers who were furloughed Saturday

The food truck will be offering free meals at OddStory Brewing Company Saturday night from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Families, organizations still in need of help in spite end of the shutdown
Families, organizations still in need of help in spite end of the shutdown

Local reactions pour in after the government shutdown ended by an announcement from President Trump.

UPDATE: Trump announces short-term deal to end government shutdown
UPDATE: Trump announces short-term deal to end government shutdown

The stop-gap agreement with congressional leaders will last three weeks.

Local nonprofits host leadership summit to help residents affected by government shutdown
Local nonprofits host leadership summit to help residents affected by government shutdown

In response to the government shutdown, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and other local nonprofits hosted a leadership summit at the Camp House downtown on Thursday.

TSA officers get partial pay as shutdown's financial toll worsens
TSA officers get partial pay as shutdown's financial toll worsens

The TSA says workers will receive less than half of their last paycheck.

EPB, Hamilton Co. Schools step in to help federal workers approaching second missed paycheck
EPB, Hamilton Co. Schools step in to help federal workers approaching second missed paycheck

Friday will mark the 35th day since the government shutdown began and a second missed payday for federal workers. 

Former NTSB chairman concerned for future aviation safety
Former NTSB chairman concerned for future aviation safety

It's been more than two weeks since a plane crashed in Chickamauga Lake, and family members are still waiting for answers about why it crashed.

UPDATE: Republican, Democratic measures to end shutdown fail in Senate
UPDATE: Republican, Democratic measures to end shutdown fail in Senate

Neither President Trump's proposal nor a Democratic measure to reopen the government cleared the 60-vote hurdle needed to advance to a final vote.

Atlanta mayor offers plan to pay TSA workers
Atlanta mayor offers plan to pay TSA workers

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is touting a plan to offer credit union loans to TSA workers.

White House asks for list of programs that would be impacted if shutdown drags on
White House asks for list of programs that would be impacted if shutdown drags on

Thursday, the Senate is scheduled to hold votes for competing proposals to fund the government through Feb. 8, but neither measure is expected to pass.

US air travel could be 'crippled' if shutdown goes on, unions warn
US air travel could be 'crippled' if shutdown goes on, unions warn

The unions say some airports are so understaffed that air traffic controllers have to work 60-hour weeks while not getting paid.

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies
Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The monthlong partial shutdown of the federal government is disrupting environmental research projects nationwide.

Trump says he will not give State of the Union until government shutdown is over
Trump says he will not give State of the Union until government shutdown is over

"I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address," the president tweeted.

Pelosi tells Pres. Trump he can't deliver State of the Union in the House
Pelosi tells Pres. Trump he can't deliver State of the Union in the House

The president is not allowed to speak in the chamber unless the House and Senate pass a resolution allowing him to do so.

Senate to vote on dueling shutdown solutions
Senate to vote on dueling shutdown solutions

The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on two competing plans to end the ongoing shutdown. One includes funding for a border wall, the other does not. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

TDOT weather preps not impacted by government shutdown, new projects could be
TDOT weather preps not impacted by government shutdown, new projects could be

A spokesperson for the TDOT tells Channel 3, all of its projects are funded right now, but the longer the shutdown continues there is a bigger chance projects will be delayed.

Government shutdown forces East TN domestic violence shelter to lay off half its staff
Government shutdown forces East TN domestic violence shelter to lay off half its staff

The shelter will have to lay off even more employees if the shutdown continues through February

Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations
Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

The government shutdown is taking a toll on a wildfire fight that hasn't even started yet.

5 ways you can help furloughed federal workers during government shutdown
5 ways you can help furloughed federal workers during government shutdown

As the longest-ever government shutdown continues, furloughed employees are struggling. Here's how to help.

Government websites lose security certificates during shutdown
Government websites lose security certificates during shutdown

According to NetCraft, an internet services company, over 80 government websites have expired security certificates. This means those websites are not secure or they're inaccessible.

Shutdown blocks help for identity theft victims, as FTC goes dark
Shutdown blocks help for identity theft victims, as FTC goes dark

'It was like I can’t stop it and my government is not there to help,' said a California woman whose information was stolen.

Sen. Alexander says he has a solution to the government shutdown
Sen. Alexander says he has a solution to the government shutdown

The senator believes the government could reopen by next weekend if the president and Congress do what he is suggesting.

Sen. Alexander responds to Pres. Trump's address, offers solutions to shutdown
Sen. Alexander responds to Pres. Trump's address, offers solutions to shutdown

Alexander's statement proposed three specific paths to end the partial government shutdown.

USDA loans frozen for home buyers and sellers due to shutdown
USDA loans frozen for home buyers and sellers due to shutdown

Some home loans are frozen and closings on homes delayed as a result of the partial government shutdown.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown
Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Federal regulators aren't doing routine food inspections because of the partial federal shutdown.

The 'doomsday' scenario: Here's what happens if the shutdown drags on
The 'doomsday' scenario: Here's what happens if the shutdown drags on

A look at what to expect if the shutdown continues.

Shutdown causing furloughed Smokies park ranger, family to struggle
Shutdown causing furloughed Smokies park ranger, family to struggle

The shutdown is poised to become the longest in history if it surpasses 21 days in length, and federal employees will miss a paycheck Friday if so.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown
Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration said it's working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce.

Trouble brewing for local beer company as shutdown continues
Trouble brewing for local beer company as shutdown continues

For smaller companies like Heaven and Ale, opportunities to expand business are at stake without the approval of new flavors.

Chattanooga Area Food Bank monitoring shutdown for potential impact
Chattanooga Area Food Bank monitoring shutdown for potential impact

Food bank officials said they will plan accordingly if a deal isn't met before February 1.

IRS will issue tax refunds during shutdown, White House says
IRS will issue tax refunds during shutdown, White House says

In the briefing with reporters, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump directed OMB to lessen the impact of the shutdown on everyday Americans.

With government shutdown threatening paychecks, more TSA agents calling out sick
With government shutdown threatening paychecks, more TSA agents calling out sick

'If you don't have a check to pay your bills, what are you going to do?'

Shutdown could delay your tax refund, but you may still have to pay
Shutdown could delay your tax refund, but you may still have to pay

Despite the shutdown, the IRS can still process some tax returns that include payments, the Wall Street Journal report said.

Government shutdown slowing down home-buyers
Government shutdown slowing down home-buyers

Home-buyers hoping to use a USDA or Rural Development loan can't get that money until the government re-opens.

Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown
Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown

Some of the West's iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown.

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