It was the worst coal mining accident in the U.S. in 40 years. One year ago, on April 5th, 2010, a build-up of methane gas fueled an explosion inside Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. 29 men were killed.
The public school system in Maryland's Prince George's County is being ordered to pay millions of dollars to more than a thousand foreign teachers, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Local union members and representatives of the NAACP used the occasion to rally support for workers around the region.
In Virginia, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are considering a proposal to create a panel of citizens that would be able to conduct investigations of police misconduct. But the chief of police and the county executive are strongly opposed to the idea.
In Maryland, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is unveiling a plan to help Latino young people who face many challenges, including the highest dropout rates and the highest teen pregnancy rates in the county.
The NAACP and Wells Fargo are working together to address racial discrimination in the housing market. The NAACP sued the company over racial discrimination, but it pulled the suit so it could partner with the bank.
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