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Locals Sound Off About Potential Federal Government Shutdown

We are inching closer and closer to the Federal government's Friday deadline to balance the budget, and D.C. is abuzz with residents who are not happy with the potential outcome.

Check out the video above to hear what some locals had to say about the shutdown.

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A Latino Community Gathering with D.C.'s At-Large City Council Candidates

This community event comes to us from Melody Gonzales:

 

**  THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH, AT 4 P.M.  **

Gray To Cooperate With The House Oversight Committees Investigation of Sulaimon Brown

Gray To Cooperate With The House Oversight Committees Investigation of Sulaimon Brown

This story comes to us from Executive Office of the Mayor:

(WASHINGTON)  In response to the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Sulaimon Brown allegations, Mayor Vincent C. Gray reiterated his position that he welcomes any investigation into the matter. He previously requested the District of Columbia Attorney General to investigate the Brown allegations and said he would fully cooperate with that investigation and any others arising out of these allegations. That request was made on March 6, the day that the allegations appeared in the Washington Post.

Orange Earns Washington DC Building Trades Council Endorsement

This story comes to us from the Vincent Orange Campaign:

 

Childhelp’s Capitol CAREaoke Rocked the Reagan Building to Fight Child Abuse

On Tuesday night, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was rockin’, thanks to a host of journalists, politicians, and sports personalities. The room was busting with a who’s who crowd, and they were all there for one common [and very commendable] purpose: to raise money and awareness in support of Childhelp's fight against child abuse and neglect. The event—dubbed CAREaoke—is an annual affair that benefits the organization, and while award-winning journalist Rebecca Cooper (WJLA) was the evening’s hostess, she is also the event’s founder.

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Mayor Gray Announces Six New Appointees To His Administration

This story comes to us from Linda Wharton Boyd:

 

Friday, February 4th, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced six new appointees to his administration to move the city forward in the areas of public health and human services, rehabilitation of ex-offenders, youth, African affairs and financial services and insurance regulations.