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D.C. impacts HIV testing D.C. has the highest AIDS diagnosis rate of any other area in the country (more than 14,000 residents are living with HIV in D.C.). Budget cuts from sequestration mean the city will administer 8,100 fewer HIV tests. (Rick GerharterGetty Images.)
D.C. impacts: HIV testing
D.C. has the highest AIDS diagnosis rate of any other area in the country (more than 14,000 residents are living with HIV in D.C.). Budget cuts from sequestration mean the city will administer 8,100 fewer HIV tests. (Rick Gerharter/Getty Images.)
About 1,000 fewer students will be served when the District loses 533,000 in funding for education, and 200 pre-K kids will be eliminated from Head Start, the federal program that promotes school readiness for low-income youth. Additionally, D.C. will lose approximately 925,000 in funds for teachers, aides and staff who help children with disabilities. (AP)
About 1,000 fewer students will be served when the District loses $533,000 in funding for education, and 200 pre-K kids will be eliminated from Head Start, the federal program that promotes school readiness for low-income youth. Additionally, D.C. will lose approximately $925,000 in funds for teachers, aides and staff who help children with disabilities. (AP)
Federal workers make up 40 percent of Metros 85,000 daily riders. Therefore, the mass transit agency is bracing for a possible loss of 12 million when fewer federal employees and government contractors commute due to the projected furlough, The Washington Post reports. (WMATALarry Levine)
Federal workers make up 40 percent of Metro's 85,000 daily riders. Therefore, the mass transit agency is bracing for a possible loss of $12 million when fewer federal employees and government contractors commute due to the projected furlough, The Washington Post reports. (WMATA/Larry Levine)
The Smithsonian, which includes popular museums such as the National Zoo, the Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum, will lose 40 million in funding if the cuts arent restored before September, The Washington Post reports. While the pandas and the tigers will still be cared for at the National Zoo, the zoo may have to cut back on animal training and possibly even close one of its exhibits. (The National ZooAnn Batdorf)
The Smithsonian, which includes popular museums such as the National Zoo, the Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum, will lose $40 million in funding if the cuts aren't restored before September, The Washington Post reports. While the pandas and the tigers will still be cared for at the National Zoo, the zoo may have to cut back on animal training and possibly even close one of its exhibits. (The National Zoo/Ann Batdorf)
D.C. was recently released from the list of the nations most dangerous cities, and in 2012, D.C. had the lowest number of homicides since the 1960s. However, violent sex crimes spiked nearly 51 percent in 2012 and assaults with a dangerous weapon went up 7 percent last year. The District will lose about 80,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, drug treatment and enforcement and crime prevention and education.(WTOPCarolyn Bick)
D.C. was recently released from the list of the nation's most dangerous cities, and in 2012, D.C. had the lowest number of homicides since the 1960s. However, violent sex crimes spiked nearly 51 percent in 2012 and assaults with a dangerous weapon went up 7 percent last year. The District will lose about $80,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, drug treatment and enforcement and crime prevention and education.(WTOP/Carolyn Bick)
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While the Chesapeake Bay recently has exhibited poor water quality and record-low counts of striped bass, Maryland will lose 467,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection. Additionally, the Navy will lose 9 million in funding for a demolition project in the Patuxent River, and the state will lose about 3.1 million in funds that promote clean air and water. (Bob StefkoGetty Images)
While the Chesapeake Bay recently has exhibited poor water quality and record-low counts of striped bass, Maryland will lose $467,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection. Additionally, the Navy will lose $9 million in funding for a demolition project in the Patuxent River, and the state will lose about $3.1 million in funds that promote clean air and water. (Bob Stefko/Getty Images)
Approximately 800 Maryland youth will be turned away from Head Start and up to 400 disadvantaged children will lose access to childcare. Additionally, about 12,000 fewer students will be served in Marylands public school system, which puts 200 teaching jobs at risk. (Getty Images)
Approximately 800 Maryland youth will be turned away from Head Start and up to 400 disadvantaged children will lose access to childcare. Additionally, about 12,000 fewer students will be served in Maryland's public school system, which puts 200 teaching jobs at risk. (Getty Images)
Approximately 46,000 Maryland Department of Defense employees will be furloughed. Army base operation funding will be cut by 95 million, and Air Force operations will lose 10 million. Additionally, the Blue Angels show in Annapolis and Ocean City could be canceled.
Approximately 46,000 Maryland Department of Defense employees will be furloughed. Army base operation funding will be cut by $95 million, and Air Force operations will lose $10 million. Additionally, the Blue Angels show in Annapolis and Ocean City could be canceled.
Maryland will lose up to 1.6 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse. This means 2,500 fewer people will be admitted into the states substance abuse programs. In 2010, the state had more than 10,000 treatment admissions for heroin use and approximately 4,000 treatment admissions for cocaine. In 2007, Marylands drug-induced deaths (14.4 per 100,000) exceeded the national rate. (Ben RichardsonGetty Images)
Maryland will lose up to $1.6 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse. This means 2,500 fewer people will be admitted into the state's substance abuse programs. In 2010, the state had more than 10,000 treatment admissions for heroin use and approximately 4,000 treatment admissions for cocaine. In 2007, Maryland's drug-induced deaths (14.4 per 100,000) exceeded the national rate. (Ben Richardson/Getty Images)
Some seniors in Maryland will lose access to nutritious meals when the state loses 877,000 in funds that provide this service for seniors. Additionally, 500 fewer domestic violence victims will be served when 124,000 is cut from the budget. The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence reports that more than 1,500 men, women and children in Maryland have died as a result of domestic violence there were 49 total deaths from domestic violence between June 2001 and June 2012. (Angus Ford-RobertsonGetty Images)
Some seniors in Maryland will lose access to nutritious meals when the state loses $877,000 in funds that provide this service for seniors. Additionally, 500 fewer domestic violence victims will be served when $124,000 is cut from the budget. The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence reports that more than 1,500 men, women and children in Maryland have died as a result of domestic violence; there were 49 total deaths from domestic violence between June 2001 and June 2012. (Angus Ford-Robertson/Getty Images)
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Norfolk will feel the impact of sequestration. The Navy will cancel the maintenance of 11 ships, defer four naval projects and delay modernization and demolition projects. Virginias largest employer is Newport News Shipbuilding with about 21,000 workers. Putting projects on hold and canceling maintenance will impact the states job force. (Danita DelimontGetty Images)
Norfolk will feel the impact of sequestration. The Navy will cancel the maintenance of 11 ships, defer four naval projects and delay modernization and demolition projects. Virginia's largest employer is Newport News Shipbuilding with about 21,000 workers. Putting projects on hold and canceling maintenance will impact the state's job force. (Danita Delimont/Getty Images)
AAA told WTOP it expects to see a reduction in commuting times when furloughs take effect. The calculations are based on the percentage of drivers employed by the government or government contractors who drive daily. While the reduction will be seen throughout the D.C. area, Northern Virginias I-66, I-95 and Beltway experience the worst congestion, The Richmond Times Dispatch reports. (WTOPKristi King)
AAA told WTOP it expects to see a reduction in commuting times when furloughs take effect. The calculations are based on the percentage of drivers employed by the government or government contractors who drive daily. While the reduction will be seen throughout the D.C. area, Northern Virginia's I-66, I-95 and Beltway experience the worst congestion, The Richmond Times Dispatch reports. (WTOP/Kristi King)
In the D.C. metro region, Virginia will be hit the hardest by sequestrations military cuts. Approximately 90,000 Department of Defense employees will be furloughed and Army base operation funding will be cut by about 146 million in the state. (Hisham IbrahimGetty Images)
In the D.C. metro region, Virginia will be hit the hardest by sequestration's military cuts. Approximately 90,000 Department of Defense employees will be furloughed and Army base operation funding will be cut by about $146 million in the state. (Hisham Ibrahim/Getty Images)
Around 3,530 fewer children will receive vaccinations for vaccine-preventable diseases due to a 241,000 vaccination fund cut in Virginia. These vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza and Hepatitis B. (Getty Images)
Around 3,530 fewer children will receive vaccinations for vaccine-preventable diseases due to a $241,000 vaccination fund cut in Virginia. These vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza and Hepatitis B. (Getty Images)
Throughout the state, 14,000 fewer students will be served and 40 fewer schools will receive funding, due to a loss of approximately 14 million for primary and secondary education. Approximately 1,000 children in Virginia will be denied access to Head Start and 400 disadvantaged children will lose access to childcare services. (WTOPKristi King)
Throughout the state, 14,000 fewer students will be served and 40 fewer schools will receive funding, due to a loss of approximately $14 million for primary and secondary education. Approximately 1,000 children in Virginia will be denied access to Head Start and 400 disadvantaged children will lose access to childcare services. (WTOP/Kristi King)
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Department of Agriculture inspectors will be furloughed for up to 15 days, meaning meatpacking plants will intermittently shut down, there will be less meat in grocery stores and the price of meat will increase. USDA says the furloughs could impact approximately 6,290 establishments nationwide and cost roughly over 10 billion in production losses. Lost wages could total 400 million. (AP)
Department of Agriculture inspectors will be furloughed for up to 15 days, meaning meatpacking plants will intermittently shut down, there will be less meat in grocery stores and the price of meat will increase. USDA says the furloughs could impact approximately 6,290 establishments nationwide and cost roughly over $10 billion in production losses. Lost wages could total $400 million. (AP)
The sequester will harm the economy. The Congressional Budget Office estimates it will cost 750,000 jobs and lower economic growth by 0.6 percent. The automatic cuts also will reduce loan guarantees to small businesses by about 900 million. (AP)
The sequester will harm the economy. The Congressional Budget Office estimates it will cost 750,000 jobs and lower economic growth by 0.6 percent. The automatic cuts also will reduce loan guarantees to small businesses by about $900 million. (AP)
Travelers will need to build in some extra time after the sequester. In addition to longer lines at security airports (average wait times could increase by 30 to 50 percent or close to four hours at the nations busiest airports), there will also be longer waits at security checkpoints along the Mexican border and at ports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reduce its work hours by the equivalent of over 5,000 border patrol agents and the Federal Aviation Administration will have to cut more than 600 million from its budget. (Gary ConnerGetty Images)
Travelers will need to build in some extra time after the sequester. In addition to longer lines at security airports (average wait times could increase by 30 to 50 percent or close to four hours at the nation's busiest airports), there will also be longer waits at security checkpoints along the Mexican border and at ports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reduce its work hours by the equivalent of over 5,000 border patrol agents and the Federal Aviation Administration will have to cut more than $600 million from its budget. (Gary Conner/Getty Images)
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