The News Desk is a collection of news, notes and breaking items affecting the Fredericksburg community.

The News Desk archives:

Shutdown effect is still uncertain

Life back to normal for park visitors, commuters

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

Deal averts default, opens government

Tourism taking toll from the shutdown

Some furloughs end early, base commissaries reopen

McDonnell wants agency report on shutdown

State Theatre has deal for federal government workers

Budget, debt unresolved on shutdown’s 3rd day

Federal health care law bashed

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