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News Archive - August 13, 2009

Secular Coalition Opens K Street Headquarters

An organization that defends the rights of Americans who don't believe in any god is opening its headquarters in Washington. The Secular Coalition for America will join other lobbying groups that have set up shop on K Street. Executive Director Sean Faircloth conceeds that there's lots of work to...

Fred Fiske: Lawmakers Lack Courage for Virginia Transportation Solution

Like anyone who deals with a long commute in the D.C. region, Commentator Fred Fiske says he's tired of sitting in traffic. And he's especially tired of waiting for legislators in Virginia to come up with a solution.

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Virginia Schools Show Mixed Progress

Standardized tests scores released today in Virginia are showing a mixed picture for public schools. About half of the school systems in the state met federal standards, according to documents released today by the Virginia Department of Education. Fairfax County made the cut, for example, while...

"Conversations..." Michael Cottman Speaks With Carol Covin About Cancer

As part of our continuing series "Conversations," reporter Michael Cottman speaks with Sky Blue Pharmaceuticals founder Carol Covin about cancer treatment...

D.C. Fire Department Report: 34 Neighborhoods of Concern

A preliminary report from D.C.'s Fire Department lists 34 neighborhoods where fire response requires extra planning. The report comes after a massive house fire on chain bridge road raised questions about water flow in some of the city's fire hydrants.

Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringe...

Delegate Norton Says Cleanup In Spring Valley Will Continue Soon

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says work uncovering buried munitions in Spring Valley will begin again soon and will continue until clean up is complete. This comes after trace amounts of the chemical agent mustard was recently discovered in the District.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton...