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About 800,000 furloughed and unpaid government workers are again receiving paychecks after the end of the 35-day shutdown. But a number of charities are concerned about its lingering effects – and a possible “Round-2.” WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

The continuance only guarantees normal operations until February 15. If a compromise isn’t reached by then, President Trump is threatening a second shutdown if he doesn’t get money for his southern border wall.

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

While many families are planning their holiday meals, for many others what they’re having remains up in the air – and dependent on local food banks.

Escambia County’s poverty rate is around fifteen percent, according to the latest available Census data. In Santa Rosa the figure is close to eleven percent.