DC Councilmember Proposes Decriminalizing Prostitution

Tropical Storm Nate Stronger, Faster

States on the Gulf Coast are bracing for Tropical Storm Nate as it is expected to hit the region as a Category One hurricane. The eye of the storm is expected to come within 50 miles east of New Orleans Saturday or early Sunday. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama.

Woman Claims Rape At Gaithersburg Bus Stop

A Maryland woman says she was raped at a Gaithersburg bus stop. Montgomery County Police say the reported attack occurred around 6:15 this morning near Watkins Mill Road and Travis Lane. The victim was taken to the hospital. Her current condition has not been released. K-9 units were deployed in the area to search for the suspect.

DC Councilmember Proposes Decriminalizing Prostitution

The DC Council is considering a bill that decriminalizes prostitution. Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert White proposed the new legislation yesterday. Grosso says he believes certain parts of society are overly criminalized, and it does more harm than good. The specific bill would offer more protection and support for sex workers who not only face potential violence from their clients, but also prosecution from police. The bill would still keep coercion, exploitation, and trafficking illegal.

MLB Divisional Series Today

Baseball’s divisional series rolls on today. In the American League, the Houston Astros take on the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 this afternoon. Houston has a 1-0 lead. And later the Cleveland Indians, who have a 1-0 lead over the New York Yankees, host the Bombers in Game 2. In the National League, two series get underway. The Chicago Cubs are at the Washington Nationals and the L.A.Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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