Required Reading: Lawsuit alleges transgender teacher suffered years of abuse; ‘Jackassery’ led to shooting; Traffic deaths rise

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Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities.

In our Dec. 24, 2018, edition: A transgender teacher is suing Prince George’s County Public Schools in federal court alleging years of abuse, harassment and indifference as she transitioned; Prince George’s County police chief has strong words for officers involved in shooting at holiday party; Traffic deaths rise across the region. County Executive Angela Alsobrooks gets the top job at the powerful Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. All this and more below.

Transgender teacher sues Prince George’s County Public Schools, alleges years of harassment – Into

PGDP Chief: “Jackassery” led to party shooting – Washington Post

Alsobrooks to lead Metro Washington Council of Governments – AFRO Washington

Greater Washington Urban League CEO: We can “solve” issues with PGPD – AFRO Washington

Traffic fatalities increase across region – WAMU

Letter: Save Oxon Cove – The Washington Post

Medical marijuana dispensary in Laurel dealt setback – Laurel Leader

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