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News Archive - August 31, 2009

Maryland Closing Three of Five Animal Health Labs

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is closing three of its five animal health laboratories. The department says laboratories in Centreville, Oakland and College Park will close, while facilities in Salisbury and Frederick will remain open. The Frederick facility will specialize in livestock d...

Virginia To Study Wildlife Area Usage

Virginia is kicking off a year-long study looking at the effects recreational users have on the state's wildlife management areas.

Starting tomorrow, researchers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Tech University will be interviewing people at some of the...

"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, August 31, 2008

(August 31-Sept 27) ECLIPSED AT WOOLLY Woolly Mammoth Theatre in downtown D.C. presents Eclipsed, opening tonight and running through September 27th. The show blends theater and human rights, telling the story of the wives of rebel leaders in Liberia who form a sisterhood of strength in wartime....

Teachers At New School Celebrate New Technology For Students

It was the first day of school in Maryland's Montgomery County. Teachers didn't waste any time using the new technology given them at William Gibbs Elementary school in Germantown.

The brand new 22-million dollar school is named for Gibbs, an African-American teacher who sued in the 1930's...

Removal Of Memorial In Dupont Spurs Outrage

Alice Swanson was riding her bicycle to work when she was struck and killed by a garbage truck. Swanson was 22-years-old.

Shortly after her death, Swanson's friends and family erected a memorial at the site of her death near Dupont Circle. It was a bicycle entirely painted white, known in t...

VA College Voters May Receive Clarification on Where to Register

College students in Virginia may have some new rules to clarify where they can register to vote. In previous election cycles local registrars around Virginia have offered conflicting opinions on whether student voters could register with their dorm addresses. Now the state board of election has...

Tributes To Kennedy At Grave Side Reveal His Wide Reach

Mourners from as nearby as the Chinatown neighborhood of D.C. to as far away as Iran visited the grave site of the late Edward M. Kennedy. Under the shade of two maple trees are the simple white wooden cross and marble footstone that mark the final resting place of Ted Kennedy. His turf, of cours...

Paul Dunbar High School in Baltimore Gets A $32 Million Facelift

The historic Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore has received a $30 million make-over much to the delight of its students. Groups of giggling, excited teenagers entered the renovated school foyer, light streaming in through the large glass windows.

The school boasts a new library,...

Ruling Makes Federal Contractors Responsible For Immigration Status

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a trade association representing contractors failed to block a federal law known as E-Verify. It requires employers who obtain government contracts to check employment eligibility first against government databases.

Gerry Fritz is spokesman for the Associate...

Non-Profit Helps Abused Women From Local Vietnamese Population

Immigrant women who are abused by their husbands often have no where to turn for help. But there are efforts to combat the problem in Northern Virginia's 50,000-strong Vietnamese community.

The latest hit from Asian pop star Doan Phi blasts from the speakers at the Eden Center in Northern V...

Arraignment for Museum Shooting Suspect This Week

A white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is scheduled to be arraigned this week in federal court. James von Brunn, the 89-year-old suspected shooter, was indicted in July on seven counts, including first-degree murder, bias-motivated crime, a...

Ex-Lawmaker Files For Bankruptcy

A former lawmaker convicted of federal corruption is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

A Virginia jury convicted former Louisiana Representative William Jefferson for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The jury also ruled he must forfeit approximately $470,000...

Power Breakfast - August 31, 2009

Congress has one more week of recess to go. In the meantime, health care isn't the only issue lawmakers are looking to overhaul. There is also a push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has more...

School Faculty Issues No Confidence Vote For President

Montgomery College faculty members have approved a no confidence measure against the school's president Brian K. Johnson.

The vote taken by about 200 full-time faculty members was held late last week during a closed door meeting. It followed a letter written by select faculty members and se...