COLLEGE PARK (1/30/18) — The shutdown. Its consequences and the helpers. The politics and what happens next.

University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism students spending the semester working in the college’s Capital News Service spent the first few weeks of January reporting every angle of a story that gripped the nation: the partial federal government shutdown.

From the downtown Washington bureau — where students reported on Capitol Hill politics and the deal that finally ended the shutdown — to the Annapolis bureau, where state and local officials urged an end to the stalemate between the White House and Congress — CNS students told important stories about the shutdown, its consequences for Maryland residents and how some tried to help.

Amid a three-week truce between the White House and Congressional Democrats in Washington, CNS continues to report on what might happen if the federal government is again shut down next month.

CNS is a nonprofit, student-powered news organization run by Merrill College. With offices and news teams in College Park, Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, the teaching hospital-style newsrooms are managed by full-time faculty members with distinguished careers as professional journalists.

CNS Shutdown Stories

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Alexander A. Pyles