DC Interim Chief, President Visits Louisiana

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Obama Promises Nation’s Support To Flood-Ravaged LA

President Obama is promising the nation’s support until Louisiana rebuilds from last week’s devastating flooding. The President today toured parts of flood-ravaged Baton Rouge and talked of the widespread damage and support needed for the victims. The President expressed confidence the state will rebuild again, much as it did after Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana was hammered by more than 24-inches of rain, causing floods that killed more than a dozen people and damaged tens of thousands of homes. The President toured the area after taking criticism for not cutting short his vacation last week to visit the state.

Mayor Names Interim Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham has been named the interim chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced this morning that Newsham will take over the department while officials search for a permanent replacement for Cathy Lanier. Newsham has been with MPD since 1989. Lanier announced last week that she is resigning as chief on September 17th to take over security for the National Football League.

 

Eight DC Area Teachers Get Presidential Award

Eight DC area teachers are winners of a national award. The teachers will each earn ten-thousand dollars from the National Science Foundation for being recognized with the Presidential Award For Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The regional winners include DC’s Kristina Kellogg, Shira Printup, Michael Mangiaracina and Melanie Wiscount as well as Hilarie Hall of Bethesda, Elizabeth Lazaro of Adelphi, Elizabeth Megonigal of Huntington and Kelle Lyn Scott of Fairfax. They’re among the 213 math and science teachers who will receive their awards at a ceremony in the District next month.

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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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