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  • Daycon Strike Wears On

    For the past month, Daycon Products, a leading janitorial service with headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md., has turned a deaf ear to workers who’ve been protesting the company’s uneven pay scale. “It’s about dignity and respect,” Doug Webber, business agent for ...

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  • City Council Races Gearing Up

    Except for the highly anticipated contention for the mayor’s seat and City Council chairmanship, the upcoming City Council elections probably won’t stir much excitement, a political analyst said. Ron Walters, retired University of Maryland political science professor, added that at ...

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  • Norton Wants District Inmates Closer to Home

    Since the 2001 closing of the D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton, Va., convicted felons from the District have been serving their sentences in facilities hundreds of miles away from their loved ones, who sometimes find it hard to visit. “In fact, over 20 percent of these felons are ...

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  • Books Come Alive for D.C. Students

    The event was part of Reading is Fundamental’s DC Initiative, which provides more than 15,000 free books to students at 47 public and charter schools in the District. The MLK students enjoyed a read-aloud of This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong participated in a cultural exchange event via ...

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  • Best in Flight

    Under sunny blue skies on May 15, the National Capitol Squadron unveiled the commutative aircraft, Vultee BT-13, at the Andrews Air Force Base's 2010 Joint Service Open House and Air Show.  This aircraft was used in training at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in 1943.  Unlike other ...

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  • Police Baffled by Series of Shootings

    The recent spate of shootings east of the Anacostia River that left one young person dead and three others injured has left police scrambling for answers. "It's ridiculous and the community is tired of it. There is no excuse for it,” Police Chief Cathy Lanier was quoted as saying ...

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  • City Finds Money for Teacher Contract

    Now that the District has found a way to come up with the $38.8 million needed to fund teacher salaries, pay raises and bonuses, the new teacher contract that was tentatively agreed upon last month by Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Washington Teachers Union can most likely proceed. At ...

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  • City Council Opposes Fingerprint Data Program

    The District of Columbia City Council is considering action that will keep police from joining a program which shares fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities. A bill was recently introduced to the Council by At-Large Councilman Phil Mendelson and has the backing of most of his ...

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  • Local Teen Fashionistas Clash in Catwalk Classic

    On May 1, students, family and friends filled the seats at Show Place Arena to witness and cheer for their respective high schools in the “2010 Teen Take Over High School Fashion Show Battle,” a fashion “walk-off” between 12 high schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland ...

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  • District’s Jobless Picture Brighter

    Joblessness among African Americans constitutes the largest population of individuals out of work. And, in the nation’s capital where finding jobs might become easier, the unemployment rate still hovers at just 10 percent.   For instance, in January the local rate had swelled to more ...

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