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Funeral Held For Fallen PG Officer

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Prince George’s County police officer.  Funeral services were held today for Officer Brennan Rabain, who was killed in a Saturday crash.  Rabain was laid to rest at a Davidsonville cemetery following services at Victory Christian Ministries in Temple Hills.  Rabain’s family, County Executive Rushern Baker and officers from Prince George’s County and many other police departments were among the hundreds attending the funeral. 

Ferguson Police Questioning Several People In Shooting Of Officers

Police are questioning several people today in connection with the shooting of two officers during an overnight protest in Ferguson, Missouri.  A SWAT team had surrounded a home this morning where they believed the suspects had been holed up.  No arrests have been made.  The two officers have been released from the hospital.  The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen killed by a white Ferguson police officer, have condemned the shootings as “senseless” violence.

Brown Announces Congressional Run

Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown is announcing he’ll run for the congressional seat now held by Representative Donna Edwards.  Edwards has announced she’ll seek the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Barbara Mikulski.  Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey announced yesterday that he’s also running to capture the 4th District congressional seat.

Cheap DC Rentals Continue To Decrease

It’s not cheap living in Washington, DC.  The “Washington Post” reports the supply of inexpensive rentals in DC continues to decrease sharply, making it even harder for low-wage workers to find housing.  A study by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute finds the number of apartments renting for less than 800-dollars fell about 42-percent between 2002 and 2013.  One policy analyst tells the Post “there is virtually no inexpensive housing left in DC’s private market.”

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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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