News Archive - October 19, 2009

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Speed Limit to Return to 55 MPH

The maximum speed limit on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is about to change.

Now that construction has ended on the Wilson bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation officials say it's time to restore the maximum speed limit on that span back to 55 miles per hour.

Speed limits were red...

Virginia Lawyer Asks State Board For Investigation Into Deeds Fundraising

A Republican lawyer is asking the Virginia State Board of Elections to levee fines on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

Attorney Gary Byler says Creigh Deeds and allied Democratic organizations have taken millions of dollars from labor groups that either haven't registered wi...

New Farmers Market Taking Root In D.C.

A new farmer's market is trying to establish roots in downtown D.C. Recently, on the lawn of the market at Mt. Vernon Square, Pennsylvania farmer Carl Purvenas-Smith set out jams and jellies at the new Liberty Market. "For the same amount of time and effort we would expend going to the square i...

Latest Maryland Regional News

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) An Upper Marlboro man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his part in a plot to issue fraudulent Maryland driver's licenses. Authorities say Patrick Gordon was paid thousands of dollars by people who weren't entitled to the licenses.

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Environmentalists Say Beltway Project Threatens Northern Virginia Creek

The Accotink flows in Fairfax County, just a few hundred yards from the future site of toll lanes on the Capital Beltway.

Kris Unger with the Sierra Club says much of the dredged-up dirt from the Beltway construction project is draining into the creek. He points out a makeshift plastic fenc...

Obama Surprises Maryland Elementary Students With Visit

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to a Maryland school today to offer encouragement and congratulations.

Mr. Obama stopped by Viers Mill Elementary School outside Washington, where he met with third- and fourth-grade students during their lunch period. The school receives federal...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, October 19, 2008

(October 18-28) SAMPLING WRITERS The Washington DC Jewish Community Center presents the 2009 Jewish Literary Festival through next Wednesday. The festival celebrates this year's best works by emerging and established writers with panel discussions, readings and talks for lovers of fiction, poetr...

Latest Virginia Regional News

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) Rolls-Royce has broken ground on a $100 million aerospace campus in Prince George County. Officials are beginning construction of a new plant where workers will manufacture aircraft engine components.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Police are asking the public for any inf...

Washington Post Endorses Democrat Creigh Deeds for VA Governor

The Washington Post has endorsed Democrat Creigh Deeds for Virginia Governor. In its 1,400 word editorial Sunday, the Post's editors wrote that transportation is the "central challenge" facing any Virginia governor.

They claim Deeds was the "only" candidate to provide a "common sense" appro...

D.C. Officials Respond To HIV/AIDS Criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C.'s mayor and city health officials are holding a meeting to discuss past mismanagement of the city's HIV/AIDS office and discuss reforms.

Monday's meeting comes after The Washington Post began a series of stories Sunday on the mismanagement of Department of Health money...

Bill Could Have Huge Implications For Chesapeake Bay

Much of the Chesapeake's pollution comes from industrial farms. Their fertilizer and livestock waste drain into the Bay.

Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland says state regulation isn't working. "The [Chesapeake] Bay Program has not reached it's goals in the last couple cycles," he says.

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Power Breakfast for October 19, 2009

Workers at a nuclear processing plant in Ohio are starting their week uncertain about the future of their jobs. Their congresswoman says the Obama Administration, not the economy, is to blame.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

D.C.'s Latino Home Buyers Scramble To Meet Deadline

An agency helping D.C.'s Latino community jump on the property ladder is shifting into high gear, as the deadline approaches on a federal tax credit for first-time home buyers.

The Latino Economic Development Corporation helps low-to-moderate income residents buy their first home using gove...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A Chevy Chase scientist who had worked for the Defense Department has been arrested on espionage charges. The Justice Department says Stewart David Nozette as been charged with attempting to communicate with a person suspected of being an Israeli intelligence officer.

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