House Will Vote To Avert Shutdown Today, New Wayne Curry Administration Building

House Will Vote To Avert Shutdown Today

Lawmakers are expected to vote today on legislation aimed at keeping the federal government funded. The government runs out of money late tomorrow night. A short-term spending extension would run until January 19th. If it is approved by the House, it will be sent to the Senate immediately. The House will also vote on an 81-billion dollar disaster aid bill. The measure addresses ongoing needs after three monstrous hurricanes and the California wildfires.

New Wayne Curry Administration Building

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III joins current and former elected officials, and friends and family of the late Wayne Curry for building dedication ceremony, naming a new Prince George’s County government building in honor of the former county executive.

Six People On Trial For Violent Inauguration Protests Found Not Guilty

Six people involved in Inauguration Day protests will be acquitted on all charges. A DC Superior Court jury delivered not guilty verdicts today on charges of rioting and destruction of property after a nearly four-week long trial. More than 200 people were arrested as demonstrations turned violent on the day President Trump was sworn in to office. These are the first protesters to face trial.

Gun Found In Carry-On At BWI-Marshall

A Syracuse, New York man is under arrest after the TSA says an officer caught him trying to bring a loaded handgun past a security checkpoint at BWI-Marshall Airport. The man told authorities that he forgot the .38-caliber revolver with a single bullet in the chamber was in his carry-on. It was the second gun stopped at the airport in a week. The weapon was the 24th firearm detected this year at BWI-Marshall, which ties the total for all of last year.

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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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