The Night Note: 5/18/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Tuesday, May 18, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Temps Take the Lead

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MORE TEMP HIRES POINT TO RECOVERY
Temp agencies have been placing more workers in jobs than a year ago, according to recent state and federal data, a signal that employers may start beefing up their full-time work forces soon.

Temporary help services employment across the U.S. rose by a seasonally adjusted 2.0 percent from March to April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Unadjusted figures showed an even larger gain of 3.6 percent in that month, with a 14.6 percent jump from a year ago. (Gazette.net)

DOCTORS FIND POTENTIAL MATCH FOR BOY IN NEED OF TRANSPLANT
The family of a 4-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant may have some good news.

Doctors are now telling Devan Tatlow's parents that they've found a match.

It's not a perfect match - and they won't know for sure for two weeks - but doctors are feeling confident.

Devan has acute promyelocytic leukemia. His family has 11 weeks to find a donor - an especially difficult task because Devan's dad is European, and his mom is of mixed Polish and south Indian heritage. (WTOP)

SOUDER'S DOWNFALL MEANS DC LOSES CONGRESSIONAL FOE
With the resignation of Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) from the House of Representatives, the District of Columbia loses one of its most determined congressional meddlers.

Souder today announced his resignation after it emerged that he had had an affair with a part-time staffer. He leaves Congress on Friday.

Local self-determination advocates will remember Souder "as one of the more outspoken people who was willing to impose his own views over the objections of the elected representatives and people of the District," says Walter Smith, executive director of D.C. Appleseed, a think tank that advocates for D.C. voting rights.
(Washington Post)

MCDONNELL: OBAMACARAE WILL COST VIRGINIA $1.5 BILLION
The McDonnell administration increased its estimate for Virginia's cost of President Obama's health care overhaul to about $1.5 billion through 2022, a roughly $400 million jump from the governor's initial forecast.

McDonnell, at the federal health bill's passage in March, estimated the legislation would cost Virginia $1.1 billion over the next dozen years by adding as many as 400,000 people to Medicaid rolls. (Washington Examiner)

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