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News Archive - December 17, 2008

Part Three: Truancy in D.C.

Truancy is one of the early warning signs that students are more likely to drop out of school, get into trouble with the law and have issues with substance abuse.

Man in Loudoun County Acquitted of Involuntary Manslaughter

A man from Loudoun County, Virginia who left his newly adopted toddler locked in his SUV for nine hours on a 90-degree day has been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter.

Another Battle Shaping Up Over Transportation Funds In Virginia

A top state senator in Virginia believes President-elect Barack Obama may be the force that finally gets new transportation funding passed in the General Assembly.

Salvation Army Toy Program Seeks Last-Minute Donations

In Maryland's Prince William County, volunteers with the Salvation Army's toy drive worry that, without last-minute donations, there won't be enough presents to go around this year.

Abraham Lincoln Revisited in Former Capitol of Confederacy

A national history lesson about Abraham Lincoln is being planned in Richmond, the former Capitol of the Confederacy.

D.C. Council Rolls Back Last Call Hours For Inauguration

Restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the District will still be able to serve alcohol later than usual for several days around the presidential inauguration next month, but not quite as late as they first thought.

Disturbing Trends Listed in DC Kids Count Collaborative Report

The D.C. Kids Count Collaborative report suggests some disturbing trends affecting young people from birth to 24 years in the District.

Virginia Attorney General Proposes Voting Reforms

In Virginia, problems at the polls have prompted Attorney General Bob McDonnell to propose eight new voting reforms.

Power Breakfast for December 17, 2008

Colorado Democratic Senator Ken Salazar is rumored to be President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of the Interior, yielding speculation about who will replace him.

The D.C. Council Adds To Gun Laws

The D.C. Council has approved legislation requiring gun owners to register their weapons every three years and receive training by a certified firearms instructor.

D.C. Board of Education Recommends More Day Care Centers

The current state of early childhood education in D.C. reveals a huge discrepancy between income groups.

Area Realtors Cautiously Predict Recovery Next Year

Washington-area realtors say they're cautiously optimistic that the area's real estate markets will begin recovering over the next year.