Morning Rundown

by Bryan Doyle May 28, 2015 at 9:00 am 0

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Budget Passed — The D.C. City Council passed a $13 billion budget yesterday that would place record tax revenue towards school improvements, fund body cameras for police officers and combat homelessness. [Washington Post]

More Streetcar Woes
— Fired workers are protesting the streetcar, demanding to be rehired and for the new public transit service to open. The workers claim they were fired for trying to unionize. Hill Now reported on the workers’ firing back in March. [DCist]

Cemetery Review — A good look at how the Congressional Cemetery compares to other historical cemeteries across the country. This piece outlines how the Capitol Hill cemetery finds creative ways to raise funds for the plot’s maintenance. [Route Fifty]

Middle School Exodus –Natalie Wexler looks into the reasons why students leave the D.C. public school system after elementary school, and how that might change. [Greater Greater Washington]

Catfish — Police have arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, or Kidd Cole if we’re going by his TV show, for making terror threats against the region’s Metro stations, buses and trains. [Washington Post]


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