WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country.
But today, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and tired of being pawns in the political struggle over government funding.
An Air Force acquisitions manager in Warner Robins, Ga., Tommy Jackson, says the stability of a government job is gone. Jackson and his wife are considering options in the private sector.
Jackson spoke before the House voted 407-0 Saturday to reimburse federal workers for lost pay during the shutdown. The Senate and President Barack Obama support the proposal.
Working for the government has long been a ticket to a middle-class lifestyle. But pay has been frozen for three years, and now there's the threat and reality of furloughs.
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An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Police are following up on some leads to find out who killed 30 year-old Desirae James. Friends and family held a vigil Saturday night.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man as the victim of a shooting Saturday morning.
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Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
The Town of Evans Police Department solved the case of the puppy that was injured and abandoned on Holland Road earlier this week.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, the Town of Evans Police Department was able to identify the person responsible.
A release sent by Town of Evans Police states that they received a call from a woman who stating that the puppy in the photo was one that she sold to someone in Angola in August.
The woman was able to supply...