Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:
Hey, federal employees: On top of a long pay freeze, how about a 5 percent pay cut? That’s what House Republicans offer in trying to shift retirement fund costs to workers, writes Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.
Gay marriage is a tense issue for Kaine. President Obama and the former Virginia governor have different positions on gay marriage, but their election fates are widely seen as intertwined.
Bringing healthy “fried” chicken to a Capitol Hill cafeteria. Eight high-schoolers from Chicago won a national recipe competition called Cooking Up Change.
Coming up on PostLocal:
— A bond-competency hearing for the suspect in a series of claw hammer attacks in Petworth is scheduled to be held Friday.
— The Capitals play the Rangers in Game 7 of the conference semi-finals Saturday night.