First, Inauguration planners warned there were no rooms left. Then they predicted roads and subways would be overwhelmed by the crush of visitors.
In Maryland's Montgomery County, teachers and support staff have agreed to give up yearly raises to help close a county budget shortfall.
The Chancellor of D.C.'s Public Schools, Michelle Rhee, says she thinks President-elect Barack Obama's pick for Education Secretary is a good choice.
Even though school attendance is required by the law in D.C., approximately 20 percent of public and charter school children in the District have racked up more than 15 days of unexcused absences.
A mystery Santa Claus has delivered nearly 500 toys to a northern Virginia church.
Officials in Baltimore say President-elect Barack Obama plans to make a public speech in the city during his train trip to Washington three days before his inauguration.
Members of the Electoral College met yesterday in state capitols around the country.
In Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy is hoping to boost efforts to attract minority students.