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News Archive - December 15, 2008

USO Celebrates 1.5 Million Care Packages

Each year, the United Service Organizations sends "care" packages to members of the U.S. military and this weekend, Jessica Forres watched as volunteers celebrated completion of the one and a half millionth package at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Part One: Truancy In D.C.

Skippers, truants and chronic absentees are just a few of the names given to students who cut classes.

Local Nonprofit Leaders Meet to Address Recession

More than 500 leaders of Washington-area non-profits gathered to compare notes at the aptly titled conference: Nonprofit 911.

Power Breakfast for December 15, 2008

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton pushes for a U.S. House vote for D.C. voting rights on the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, December 15, 2008

(Through Dec 28) ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice in Wonderland at Roundhouse Theater rides the line between children's fantasy and entertainment for adults at the stage in Bethesda through December 28th. Lewis Carroll's beloved story comes to life in an inventive, magical new production, as audiences f...

Busiest Day Of The Year For Post Offices

U.S. Postal officials say today will be the busiest mailing day of the year.

Disadvantaged Local Students Give Back to the Community

Students at KIPP D.C.'s Will Academy are giving back by helping refugees in the Congo and by raising awareness about local issues.

New Public Address System For Metro Stations

Metro has started using a new public address system in dozens of underground rail stations in hopes of improving poor sound quality.

D.C. Agrees To Make Homeless Shelters More Accessible

The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the D.C. government that requires the city to make homeless shelters more accessible to people with disabilities.

Investigation Faults Agencies In Embezzlement Case

Over a 20 year period, Harriet Walters embezzled $48 million by creating fake tax refunds.