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Michelle Edwards: Not A Lot Of Room For Excuses

Education has been central to Michelle Edwards' journey as an independent youth, a dedicated mother and as the current principal of Orr Elementary School in Southeast D.C.

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Commentary By Jeanne Connelly: Don't Put Off A Visit To The Arboretum

This time of year a lot of people head outside to enjoy the weather and take in some of the spring blossoms. But Commentator Jeanne Connelly, of Friends of the National Arboretum, warns that one of those local dispalys is now in jeopardy.

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H. Y. Griffin: Crossing The Finish Line

H. Y. Griffin, a Washington resident who works as a community organizer through AmeriCorps, achieved a big dream with a little celebrity inspiration a lot of community support.

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Commentary By Ash Kosiewicz: It's Time For A Courageous Budget

The District has a $600 million budget deficit and several agencies are facing budget cuts under Mayor Vincent Gray's plan. Social service programs are no exception, but commentator Ash Kosiewicz says the mayor needs to look beyond the numbers. Kosiewicz is Communications and Advocacy director for the Latino Economic Development Corporation.

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James Woody: Our Children's Heroes

James Woody is a native Washingtonian and the executive director of D.C.'s Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Woody had the opportunity to learn about influencing the next generation from one of his personal heroes.

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