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Mayor Bowser Outlines New Homeless Family Shelters

(Washington, DC)  —  DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has outlined her plans to house homeless families in all eight of Washington’s wards.  The new eight homeless family shelters will take the place of the current shelter that’s located in the old DC General Hospital building.  The new shelters will have between 35 and 50 units, and cost the city 22-million dollars a year to operate.  Mayor Bowser acknowledges that some ward residents may not approve of having the new neighbors, but she’s confident the new facilities will fit in seamlessly into the community.

State Senate Overrides Felon Voting Veto

Felons are being granted the right to vote in Maryland.  The state Senate today overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill to restore voting rights to felons on probation and parole.  The House of Delegates took similar action last month.  The law takes effect in 30-days, meaning former inmates will be eligible to vote in Maryland’s April primary.

Lead Pipe Replacement Plan Unveiled

A 55-million-dollar plan to replace lead pipes in Flint, Michigan is being unveiled by Mayor Karen Weaver this morning.  The project will place a priority on homes where children and pregnant women are living and could begin in the next month.  Weaver called for the removal of all lead pipes from the city’s water system last week.  The project will depend on city, state and federal agencies working together.  Weaver said 32 crews could replace all affected pipes in about one year.

Trump, Sanders Dominate Latest NH Poll

The rest of the presidential field is chasing Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.  The latest polls in the state show both holding commanding leads.  In the CNN/WMUR tracking poll, Trump is at 31 percent, 14 points ahead of his closest GOP rival.  Marco Rubio is second with 17 percent, and Ted Cruz is third at 14 percent.  On the Democratic side, Sanders has a 26-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 61 to 35 percent.

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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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