[News 12/18] A briefing – in the literal sense.

EDUCATION
[D.C] Laws allowing the Chancellor to close 23 schools and fire some nonunion employees are likely to be passed today…but not without resistance. (WaPo 12/18)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
[D.C.] Former public housing residents return as proud new homeowners, thanks to a program of the D.C. Housing Authority. (WaPo 12/18)

REGION
[Va.] It is going to be a squeeze, but Gov. Kaine has announced a two-year budget that increases spending on education, health care, and environmental protection. (WaPo 12/18)

[Md.] Try not to have an emergency when 911 isn’t working. (WaPo 12/18)

– Christian