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After completing treatment for substance abuse, many teenagers choose to stay at recovery high schools, a study finds. (Associated Press/File)

‘Recovery high schools’ pop up nationwide as opioid crisis hits teens

- The Washington Times

When John Edmonds was a teenager, a Maryland judge gave him an ultimatum: After racking up 16 felonies and struggling with addiction, he could either go to juvenile prison or a treatment program. He chose the latter and was sent to Phoenix High School, a public school in Montgomery County specifically tailored to keep at-risk youths sober and drug-free.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said removing the Taney statue was "the right thing to do." (Associated Press/File)

Hogan: Fox 5 relocation to Maryland will boost state’s economy

- The Washington Times

The District’s Fox affiliate, WTTG, and WDCA Fox 5 Plus have entered into a letter of intent with Carr Properties to relocate their television facilities and operations from the Friendship Heights section of the capital to 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, Maryland — a distance of less than 2 miles — by 2021.

Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie have both contradicted the Trump administration, saying that Virginia doesn't have any sanctuary cities. Mr. Gillespie's latest attack ad says Mr. Northam opposed sanctuary legislation. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Gillespie attacks Northam in ad over sanctuary city stance

- The Washington Times

Both the Democrat and Republican in Virginia’s governor’s race say the state doesn’t have any sanctuary cities — contradicting the Trump administration, which earlier this year fingered two counties as sanctuaries for refusing to fully cooperate with deportations.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, listens to U.S. President Donald Trump during a dinner at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Presidency Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

White House denies Trump apology to Erdogan over D.C. brawl

- The Washington Times

The White House denies claims that President Trump apologized in a phone call to Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan over a violent brawl that involved Turkish security officers attacking peaceful protesters demonstrating against Mr. Erdogan’s visit to D.C.

Then-first lady Barbara Bush and then-Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft attend a "Parents as Teachers" event in Florissant, Missouri, where Mrs. Bush reads to the children. (National Archives)

Reading is still fundamental, even amid hurricanes

- The Washington Times

Christian and Skyler were anxious. The 5-year-old Texas twins were set to enter kindergarten — until Hurricane Harvey ripped their world. Their school is among five north of Corpus Christi that remain shuttered, having lost heating and air conditioning systems, roofs, electrical systems and much of what ordinarily defines a schoolhouse, including children, teachers and books.

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Bowser unveils new health care plan for D.C.

- The Washington Times

Saying the availability and quality of health care are unevenly distributed across the city's richer and poorer neighborhoods, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday a new blueprint to address health inequity in the capital, based on a wide-ranging report detailing barriers to health care that are specific to resident demographics across the District's eight wards.