Virginia is halfway through a whirlwind legislative session. How are new laws going to change the lives of Virginians? And Montgomery County Public Schools are taking the first steps toward redistricting, making some parents and students hopeful and others angry. How might the process end?
In an attempt to shrink a $275 million budget shortfall, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld presented an idea to the Metro Board in October: Close 20 low-performing Metro stations during off-peak hours. The proposal received mixed reviews. While shutdowns would affect every Metro line, the majority of closures would occur east of the Anacostia River, in the city’s predominately black communities. Kojo explores the implications of the proposal for neighbors who have long felt the brunt of Metro’s troubles.
- Justin Lini Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Ward 7
- Kriston Capps Staff writer, CityLab
- Candace Rhett Eastland Gardens resident in Ward 7
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