Is this sad, or what? Clinton National Airport has announced a two-day food drive for the benefit of unpaid workers at the airport.

City and airport officials will announce the drive at a news conference at 1 p.m. today.

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Many federal employees and their families face additional struggles as the partial government shutdown approaches one month. Little Rock leaders will address needs and urge residents to donate during Little Rock Cares, a two-day, communitywide donation event to be held Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23 to benefit all federal employees in need.

And there are poor people in federal housing projects facing eviction.

And there are government contractors put out of work, though not on a government payroll who’ve lost hours they’ll never regain.

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Federal courts are on the verge of shutdown.

Economic development plans pending before numerous government agencies? On hold.

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And lots, lots more.

Donald Trump is holding them all hostage to money for a wall that Mexico was supposed to build that isn’t the thoughtful solution to border security in the first place.

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