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News Archive - September 27, 2009

Second Day of D.C. Emergency Drills Focus on the Aftermath

D.C. is continuing full-scale emergency-response exercises to test the District's preparedness for multiple terrorist incidents. Saturday's exercises tested the city's response to an actual terror attack. But Sunday's drills will test District agencies' performance on 'sheltering operations' - wh...

Businesses Prepare For H1N1 Flu

Businesses around the Washington region are getting ready for the H1N1 flu. This week, the Greater Washington Board of Trade is bringing business leaders together with top health officials from the D.C. region and the federal government to examine the impact a worsening flu outbreak could have on...

Green Energy Co-op Invites Neighbors To Go Solar

The Mt. Pleasant Solar Cooperative in Northwest Washington is helping all of D.C. go solar. At the Eco-Living Fair in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, children of Co-op members are making T-shirts while their parents explore products from green energy vendors.

The Co-op has spent three years neg...

D.C. Economy Ranks 5th Highest in US

A new study rates the Washington area economy as the fifth-highest in the nation. The report from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis rates cities based on "gross metropolitan product": the total output of goods and services within a given area in a given year. DC's GMP in 2008 was nearly 400-bill...