Government Shut Down Hits Non Profit Groups

The government shut down is making it harder for Legal Aid of East Tennessee to serve East Tennesseans in need, Knoxville television station WBIR reports. "The poverty population has increased dramatically and our resources have decreased," Executive Director Dave Yoder told the station. "We rely heavily on federal funding -- legal services corporation, Department of Justice, Housing and Urban Development." In addition to the immediate problems, the group reports it has lost more than $1.3 million in funding in the last three years and now only serves 10 percent of those in need. Read more from the report.