Final Phase Of PGPS Water Testing To Begin This Spring
Prince George’s County public schools will begin the final phase of water testing this spring to address concerns of lead in the drinking water. The water improvement program began back in 2004 and a number of steps have been taken since then, including the replacement of aging pipes at various school buildings. This summer, crews will begin installing filtered water fountains at all schools in the county.
White House Not Commenting On Surveillance Source Story
Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer is not commenting on a “New York Times” story that two White House officials helped provide the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee with surveillance documents. California Republican Devin Nunes has refused to divulge the source of the intelligence after briefing President Trump about it last week. He has also not talked specifically about what he saw.
NC House Speaker Praises Compromise Repealing ‘Bathroom Bill’
Members of North Carolina’s House of Representatives are claiming victory with a compromise bill that in part, repeals the controversial “bathroom bill.” House Speaker Tim Moore said there were two main goals in the bill — protecting the privacy of bathrooms, showers and locker rooms, and preventing cities from passing discriminatory ordinances. Moore said the compromise returns the state to where it was before the bill that required transgender students to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate.
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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.