Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:
Proposed Metro fare increases have been given the first go-ahead. The full board still needs to vote on the package, which would boost parking fees and increase bus and rail fares by 10-75 cents.
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— Roger Clemens is expected to appear in court Friday at a pretrial hearing in his renewed perjury case. The baseball great’s retrial for allegedly lying to Congress about steroid use is scheduled to begin Monday.
— The ballot count in D.C.’s Biddle-Orange race is expected to be announced after 5 p.m. Friday.
— The Wizards take on the Knicks in New York on Friday night.
— Here comes the sun. Capital Weather Gang brings you the latest weekend forecast.