Police Change ‘No Umbrella’ Rule For Inauguration, Forever Stamp Price Hike

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Trump, Pence Place Wreath At Arlington National Cemetery

President-elect Trump is paying respects to America’s military heroes. On the eve of his inauguration, Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence took part in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Members of the Trump family watched the ceremony, which was not open to the public. A military jet brought the Trumps to the DC area for pre-inaugural events.

Park Police Change ‘No Umbrella’ Rule For Inauguration

With rain in the forecast on Inauguration Day, the US Park Police is changing their policy on umbrellas. Now, officials are letting people who are attending inauguration ceremonies to carry a collapsible umbrella on the National Mall and the parade route. Long, non-collapsible umbrellas will still be banned past security checkpoints.

Women’s March On Washington Grows Bigger

Transportation officials in DC are gearing up for big crowds on Saturday. The Women’s March on Washington is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the National Mall. According to figures from DDOT, there are of two-thousand-66 charter buses with permits that are bringing demonstrators on Saturday. Compare that to just 435 buses that have permits to park in the city tomorrow, Inauguration Day.

Forever Stamp Price Hike Starts Sunday

The price of a postage stamp is going back up this weekend. Last April, the cost of “forever” stamps dropped from 49-cents to 47-cents. Now, the cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter is going back up to 49-cents. The postage price hike starts Sunday.

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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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