In the News @ 9

More school delays today….

The concern about icy road conditions prompted a few area school systems to delay the start of classes this morning. Prince George’s, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Prince William and Spotsylvania county schools have a 2 hour delay.

There’s still “NO” DHS spending deal….

Congressional leaders are taking the Department of Homeland Security funding issue down to the wire. The deadline for lawmakers to come up with a budget before a partial government shutdown of the security agency is tonight a midnight. Right now, Senate GOP leaders are considering a 3 week budget extension. It’s unclear if leaders in the House will approve it.

A massive trash removal campaign has begun in DC…

The District of Columbia has begun a massive trash collection blitz this morning. The Department of Public Works began just after 6 salting and clearing alleys of snow and ice. The agency has hired contractors to help. Officials expect to have all residential trash picked up within the next 72 hours.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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