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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Teachers relax. Honesty is tested. MLK gets another street

Good morning. Another delightful day has begun and the weekend is all but upon us. Isn’t life good?

Wild about Harry: You saw the lines at local theaters last night, so if some youngsters are looking a bit bedraggled this morning, perhaps they attended some of the midnight shows of the last Harry Potter movie.

So much for Michelle Rhee’s reforms: D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson, prodded by the teachers union, has relaxed teacher evaluation rules so that some veteran teachers who receive poor evaluations for two years in a row can keep their jobs.

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA de Maryland, in front of a mural at CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center in Hyattsville. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA of Maryland, has become a regional political power and a nationally pivotal character in the endless passion play over immigration. Who is this man with a plan?

A shortage of Honesty: When your surname is Honesty, you have a lot to live up to. “Swerve” Honesty failed, big-time, when he failed to fulfill his part of a drugs-for-guns deal with (gulp) federal agents in northern Virginia.

Marion Barry convinced the rest of the D.C. Council to create a “Martin Luther King Drive,” symbolically renaming a four-mile stretch of city streets and highways after the late civil rights leader, just before the memorial to King opens on the National Mall this August. The drive connects Martin Luther King Avenue in Southeast with the new memorial and the Mall.

Two stories of suburban parents doing what parents should — saving their kids. A father chased down a child-snatcher, and a mother and her toddler escape a carjacker.

Undoubtedly you’ve heard that the the perjury trial of Roger Clemens ended in a mistrial at noon yesterday. But have you read Tom Boswell’s take on it?

We’re no Tom Boswell, but we do what we can. What we can promise is more and updated news on PostLocal throughout the day and weekend. You’re invited to join in.

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