Federal shutdown hits Ogden, Weber County, some scramble, others offer help

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A few of the signs from a rally of federal workers in Ogden on Jan. 10, 2019, during the partial federal government shutdown. By Tim Vandenack

The federal government shutdown in January (and part of December) had an outsized impact in Weber County, what with all the Internal Revenue Service workers here, 5,000 or so.

So of course we pounced on the story, tried to dig into it as we could, parse how it was impacting people and businesses here. I visited one of the local food pantries, local businesses. I attended a rally federal employees called to push for an end to the shutdown, visited a classroom of kids who gathered food for other students in need (some because of the shutdown) and much more.

Here’s some of the coverage:

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