In The News @ 2:30

Federal Workers Return Following Snow Storm

The snow-cation is over.  Tens of thousands of people are finally back on the job today following the massive winter storm that hit the DC region.  Federal employee Jordan Fox says she was ready, adding that it was a nice break, but “I’m ready to get back in.”  She was helped by Metro, which has all trains back in service.  Many neighborhood streets in District are also being plowed for the first time today.

Montgomery County Roads Unplowed Despite Vow

Several Montgomery County residents say their streets are still unpassable despite a promise to plow every street by 7 a.m. today.  County Executive Ike Leggett made that vow yesterday, but added that if there are still untreated streets, residents should let the county know.  There are reports from Silver Spring to Germantown of 12 to 14 inches of snow still clogging residential streets.  Leggett says the county is working aggressively to make all roads passable.

DC Police Chief Lanier Asked About Chicago Opening

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier has been approached to be the next head of the Chicago Police Department.  Lanier made the revelation on “News Talk with Bruce Depuyt,” adding that she turned the job down because she loves Washington, DC.  Lanier took over Metro PD in 2007 from Charles Ramsey, who went on to lead the Philadelphia Police.  On Sunday, Chicago PD hired Ramsey away to oversee its civil rights reforms within the department.

Efforts To Address Flint’s Water Crisis Running In The Millions

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is asking for money to keep Flint residents from having to pay for contaminated tap water.  Snyder said today he’s looking to get three-million dollars from the state budget to assist city residents who are still getting water bills.  Taps in Flint have shown dangerous levels of lead since officials started using the polluted Flint River as a water source last year in order to save money.  The state senate is now looking at a 28-million-dollar package to address the water crisis.

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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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