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.
From MarylandReporter.com: House and Senate wiggle and wriggle to come to terms on a budget; Miller says he might speed booze tax; legislators expected to adopt tracking system to fight prescription drug abuse; stem cell research funding up for debate; and trash to energy bill moves forward.
Virginia Commonwealth University's men's basketball team plays in the NCAA Final Four Saturday night against Butler University. There's more riding on the game than a chance to play for the championship.
Parking rates may be going up in Montgomery County, Md., but drivers will have a new way to pay. For those tired of lugging around handfuls of quarters to feed parking meters, they will now have an alternative: a cellphone.
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