The huge sewage treatment project D.C. launched yesterday will mean significant water rate hikes during the next several years -- but city officials are also hoping it will bring hundreds of jobs to residents.
Teenagers in Montgomery County turned out in droves to a county council meeting yesterday to voice opposition to a proposed teen curfew. The curfew would prohibit teens under 18 from being out after 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends.
D.C. Public Schools officials and the Washington Teachers' Union will begin negotiations on a new teachers contract next week. They have about a year to work out the deal before the current contract expires.
D.C. leaders are urging city residents to hit the streets to rally for D.C. voting rights this weekend, to coincide with the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Jobs for Justice" march and the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.
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