Sequestration Nation

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Defense Department Furloughs Pack a Mean Punch
Salesman Donnie Alford talks on the phone in his office at Auto Express in Fayetteville, North Carolina, March 4, 2013. The auto and wheels business is located on Yadkin Road, near a main entrance to Fort Bragg military base. (AP/Gerry Broome)
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Defense Department Furloughs Pack a Mean Punch

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on the livelihoods of civilian Department of Defense employees and the communities in which they live.

Kwame Boadi

Cutting Off Access to Pre-K Education and Child Care
A student walks down a hallway at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School on the final day of school, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Chicago. (AP/Scott Eisen)
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Cutting Off Access to Pre-K Education and Child Care

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on the health, welfare, and education of low-income children and their families.

Kwame Boadi

Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down
Marty Robertson unpacks food from the Chagrin Falls Meals on Wheels program for recipient Bernadette Winko, 90, in her Bentleyville, Ohio, home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. If CDBG funding is slashed, seniors will have to adjust to 4 million fewer meals delivered by Meals on Wheels. (AP/Amy Sancetta)
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Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on a critical source of local economic development funding, the Community Development Block Grant.

Kwame Boadi

Making College Less Accessible for Our Students
Graduates enter Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sequestration is making it difficult for many students, particularly those from low-income families, to afford a college education in the United States. (AP Photo/MSU/Megan Bean)
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Making College Less Accessible for Our Students

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on the ability of students to afford a college education in the United States.

Kwame Boadi

Our Future Economic Standing Is on the Line
Scientists Matt Drever and Charlie Holst conduct an experiment at the Pfizer laboratory at the University of California at San Francisco. Sequestration will result in substantial cuts to federal funding for research and development. (AP/ Jeff Chiu)
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Our Future Economic Standing Is on the Line

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on the nation’s future innovation and economic competitiveness, as well as some of the other ways it is affecting communities around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Congress Acts to Ease Sequestration’s Pain on Air Travelers
Travelers stand on line at the LAX International Airport in Los Angeles. It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers, as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts. (AP/Damian Dovarganes)
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Congress Acts to Ease Sequestration’s Pain on Air Travelers

This week we explore sequestration’s inconvenience on the nation’s air travelers, as well as some of the other effects it is having around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable
Rose Inman stands on the walkway at the home she is about to lose in Seattle. Inman has been laid-off twice and can no longer afford her $3,100 monthly mortgage payments (AP/ Elaine Thompson)
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Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating effect on low-income families receiving federal housing assistance, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients
Kathleen Watson is photographed outside Shands Lake Shore Hospital, where she receives her cancer treatment and also picks up patients for her medical transport company, Monday, May 14, 2012, in Lake City, Florida. (AP/David Goldman)
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Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating impact on elderly cancer patients, who depend on Medicare for treatment, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Sequestration Nation
Government workers, supporting union members and activists, protest against the across-the-board federal spending cuts called sequestration at Independence National Historical Park, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP/Matt Rourke)
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Sequestration Nation

A look at the damaging effects of sequestration on people across America.

Kwame Boadi