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Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Poor in Northern Va. hit hardest by recession; D.C. kids need more mental health help; Capitals vs. Rangers in Game 6 (A.M. Buzz)

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In Dale City last year, state police were brought in to evict people from homeless camps along I-95. (Jahi Chikwendiu - WASHINGTON POST)
Poor in Northern Virginia have taken a bigger hit in recession. A new economic report shows that although median incomes in the region remain high, those at the bottom of the scale have suffered disproportionately, and the number of people seeking help buying food has more than doubled.

Study: Thousands of kids need more help from D.C. mental health services. The Children’s Law Center report also says the system relies too heavily on institutionalizing and medicating those who do receive care.

Second-grader caught in residency dispute. Sierra Hammond’s mother is fighting the Calvert County school system after the girl was kicked out.

Police: Alleged “road rage” death was an accident. Officials say Gloria A. McMillan of Fairfax County did not intentionally run over Shelinda Arrington on Friday.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— Metro’s new Silver Line to Dulles will be the topic of discussion Wednesday morning, when Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton is expected to speak at a at Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

— Live Q&A: Discuss the lack of affordable housing options in the District at 12 p.m.

— Game 6: The Capitals take on the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. and attempt to stave off elimination. Join the live preview chat at 1:30 p.m.

— Mother’s Day brunch: The Going Out Gurus will share which restaurants still have availability this Sunday.

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