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A look at how the government shutdown Is affecting West Virginia

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill, and he insists that he’ll get full funding for his border wall. (AP file photo)

WHEELING, W.Va. —The employment of about 18,000 West Virginians has been directly affected by the federal government shutdown, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.Va., said a number of those workers are staying on the job — without pay, for now.

A look at how the shutdown is impacting West Virginia workers:

• The FBI’s largest division is located in Clarksburg and employs more than 2,500 federal workers. About two-thirds of the employees are working without pay while the rest have been furloughed until the shutdown ends.

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