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WHS Receives Grey Muzzle Organization Grant


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Gray Administration Launches “Sweat Equity Program” in Ward 8


This story comes to us from Reggie Sanders:

On Monday, July 18, DHS will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the inception of the agency’s “Sweat Equity” program.  The “Sweat Equity” program is an integrated, case management, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) employment pilot program for homeless TANF recipients. The program was developed by the DHS in partnership with The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) and the United Planning Organization (UPO).

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. at 117 Wayne Place, SE.

Mayor Gray and Ward 8 Councilman Marion S. Barry will be among those in attendence.

DealChicken Has Hatched in Washington DC Market

DealChicken Has Hatched in Washington DC Market


From Gannett:

W*USA 9-TV announced earlier this week that it has launched DealChicken, a unique daily deals site as part of a larger rollout by Gannett Co., Inc, (NYSE: GCI), W*USA 9’s parent company, to more than 50 markets across the U.S. by the end of 2011.

Two Water Mains Break In Southeast

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - DC Water is working to repair two 16-inch water mains that broke this morning in southeast.

One break is on inbound Suitland Parkway prior to Stanton Road and the right lane is closed to traffic while crews work to repair that main.

The other break is on Erie Street near 18th and DC Water spokesperson Pamela Mooring said repairs will take about 10 to 12 hours but she didn't know how many customers are affected.

When 9News Now spoke to Mooring she was still waiting on word about the break on Suitland Parkway.

FotoWeek DC Launches 4th Annual International Awards Competition

FotoWeek DC Launches 4th Annual International Awards Competition




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Congressional Ballgame As A Metaphor For Debt Talks

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- Television news producers at 9News Now, probably high on the salsa from the Mexican restaurant two blocks away from the newsroom, sent a crew to the annual congressional baseball game at National's Park Thursday evening, instructing it to find metaphors for the debt ceiling talks at the charity ballgame, that was won by Democrats, 8-2.

GOP shortstop Connie Mack IV, (R-Fla.), the great grandson of legendary baseball manager Connie Mack, stepped up to the metaphorical plate by saying of his family and its heritage, "They would disapprove if we weren't trying and that's the legacy of my great-grandfather. You get out there and you play to the best of your ability and you try to win. You never disrespect your opponent, but you do everything that you can to try to win."

He was asked about Republican strategy for the game.