News Archive - January 11, 2010

Bakery In MD Cooks Up Sweet Future For Youths

A new social enterprise in Frederick, Maryland is aiming to provide at-risk youths with a sweet future.

Cakes for Cause is a non-profit serving 16 to 21-year-olds who live in public housing, who have aged out, or been adopted out, of foster care by offering six-month, paid apprenticeships i...

Humane Society Checks On Outdoor Dogs During Cold Spell

By Mana Rabiee

This week's weather is not as severe as last month's blizzard, but the Washington Humane Society is reminding pet owners to bring their outdoor animals in from the cold.

Humane Law Enforcement Officer Ann Russell drives her White Chevy Suburban down a back alley of nort...

Clean Water Conference Begins In D.C.

By Elliott Francis

Environmentalists and policy makers are in Washington for a three-day conference on the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. One local group wants to insure something useful is accomplished.

The Choose Clean Water Conference is designed to focus on President Obama's e...

Metro Looking At More Layoffs

By Meymo Lyons

Metro says it may have to lay off more workers than previously expected because of a budget shortfall. Metro is looking to lay off 60 employees and cut 90 more empty positions.

Last month, Metro said it expected to cut 25 employees and 100 vacant positions. Metro spokes...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland lawmakers find themselves facing a daunting $2 billion deficit as the 2010 legislative session opens later this week. The state's budget crunch will play a prominent role in the 90-day session.

BALTIMORE (AP) State officials will be outlining plans on how to str...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 11, 2010

(January 11-February 12) SAINTS AND STORIES Saints and Fables arrive at the Waddell Art Gallery on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling. These woodcut prints and sculptures depict seldom-told tales and saintly beings, imbuing glass, concrete and paper with a higher power....

Budget Woes To Dominate VA Assembly In 2010

By David Schultz

Senators and delegates from Fairfax County are holed up in a large auditorium as dozens of concerned citizens, one after another, after another, make requests.

The Fairfax delegations holds this "request-a-thon" every year before the session begins. Del. Dave Marsden,...

Latest Virginia Regional News

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) One of three Navy SEALs accused in the mistreatment of an Iraqi detainee is due in military court in Norfolk today. A defense attorney says prosecutors are asking for a continuance in the case involving Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue island, Ill.

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D.C. Region's Traffic Laws Vary Widely

By David Schultz

The group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says the district has stronger traffic safety laws than any state in the nation. It also praised Maryland for its robust drunk driving laws.

Rep.Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) says the state takes this issue seriously.

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Bakery In MD Cooks Up Sweet Future For Youths

A new social enterprise in Frederick, Maryland is aiming to provide at-risk youths with a sweet future.

Cakes for Cause is a non-profit serving 16 to 21-year-olds who live in public housing, who have aged out, or been adopted out, of foster care by offering six-month, paid apprenticeships i...

Voting Rights Activists Want SOTU Support

Activists are asking President Obama to support D.C. voting rights in his State of the Union address. They're asking the public to chime in on what he should say.

For D.C. Vote's Eugene Kinlow, it's all about one word: democracy.

An important part of being an American is having somebo...

Clean Water Conference Begins In D.C.

By Elliott Francis

Environmentalists and policy makers are in Washington for a three-day conference on the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. One local group wants to insure something useful is accomplished.

The Choose Clean Water Conference is designed to focus on President Obama's e...

Boosting Cybersecurity In Maryland

Top politicians in Maryland want the state to become a leader in cybersecurity.

The need to boost cybersecurity in the United States is great, according to Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.). Making Maryland a leader in the industry shouldn't be too hard, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley, since...

Virginia Schools Experiment Targets Minority Students

One of the lowest-performing school districts in Virginia is teaching advanced math and critical thinking skills to minority 7th and 8th grade students. And as Sarah McConnell reports, the experiment is producing dramatic results...

Humane Society Checks On Outdoor Dogs During Cold Spell

By Mana Rabiee

This week's weather is not as severe as last month's blizzard, but the Washington Humane Society is reminding pet owners to bring their outdoor animals in from the cold.

Humane Law Enforcement Officer Ann Russell drives her White Chevy Suburban down a back alley of nort...

Health Leaders Urge H1N1 Vaccine

By Matt McCleskey

This is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and health departments are urging those who haven't yet gotten the H1N1 flu vaccine to do so. In a proclamation announcing vaccination week, President Obama says it's an opportunity to prevent a possible third wave of H1N1 flu....

D.C. Region's Traffic Laws Vary Widely

By David Schultz

The group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says the district has stronger traffic safety laws than any state in the nation. It also praised Maryland for its robust drunk driving laws.

Rep.Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) says the state takes this issue seriously.

"...

Virginia Bill Could Change Public Housing Rules

By Michael Pope

Virginia Delegate David Englin plans to file a bill in Richmond today that could change how safety rules are enforced for public housing residents in Alexandria.

Englin says it's too easy to be barred from public housing and there should be a way to challenge each deci...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 11, 2010

(January 11-February 12) SAINTS AND STORIES Saints and Fables arrive at the Waddell Art Gallery on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling. These woodcut prints and sculptures depict seldom-told tales and saintly beings, imbuing glass, concrete and paper with a higher power....

Clean Water Conference Begins In D.C.

By Elliott Francis

Environmentalists and policy makers are in Washington for a three-day conference on the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. One local group wants to insure something useful is accomplished.

The Choose Clean Water Conference is designed to focus on President Obama's e...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A man accused of posing as a U.S. Secret Service agent and entering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to appear in court today for a competency hearing. Forty-six-year-old Frederick Nickerson was arrested last week after authorities say he displayed a f...

Massive Water Main Break In Shuts Down Traffic

By Patrick Madden

A massive water main break in the heart of downtown D.C. paralyzed traffic earlier today and sent water gushing as high as 8 feet in the air.

Workers on the corner of 17th and P streets Northwest shoveled bits of debris and concrete into wheelbarrows. It's one remind...

Virginia Schools Experiment Targets Minority Students

One of the lowest-performing school districts in Virginia is teaching advanced math and critical thinking skills to minority 7th and 8th grade students. And as Sarah McConnell reports, the experiment is producing dramatic results...

Humane Society Checks On Outdoor Dogs During Cold Spell

By Mana Rabiee

This week's weather is not as severe as last month's blizzard, but the Washington Humane Society is reminding pet owners to bring their outdoor animals in from the cold.

Humane Law Enforcement Officer Ann Russell drives her White Chevy Suburban down a back alley of nort...

Power Breakfast-Monday, January 11th 2010

Labor makes a plea to protect health benefits, Guantanamo marks a birthday, and the Afghan surge gets going. Sara Sciammacco brings us the latest from Capitol Hill in today's Power Breakfast...

Metro Looking At More Layoffs

By Meymo Lyons

Metro says it may have to lay off more workers than previously expected because of a budget shortfall. Metro is looking to lay off 60 employees and cut 90 more empty positions.

Last month, Metro said it expected to cut 25 employees and 100 vacant positions. Metro spokes...

Virginia Bill Could Change Public Housing Rules

By Michael Pope

Virginia Delegate David Englin plans to file a bill in Richmond today that could change how safety rules are enforced for public housing residents in Alexandria.

Englin says it's too easy to be barred from public housing and there should be a way to challenge each deci...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 11, 2010

(January 11-February 12) SAINTS AND STORIES Saints and Fables arrive at the Waddell Art Gallery on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling. These woodcut prints and sculptures depict seldom-told tales and saintly beings, imbuing glass, concrete and paper with a higher power....

Budget Woes To Dominate VA Assembly In 2010

By David Schultz

Senators and delegates from Fairfax County are holed up in a large auditorium as dozens of concerned citizens, one after another, after another, make requests.

The Fairfax delegations holds this "request-a-thon" every year before the session begins. Del. Dave Marsden,...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A man accused of posing as a U.S. Secret Service agent and entering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to appear in court today for a competency hearing. Forty-six-year-old Frederick Nickerson was arrested last week after authorities say he displayed a f...

Massive Water Main Break In Shuts Down Traffic

By Patrick Madden

A massive water main break in the heart of downtown D.C. paralyzed traffic earlier today and sent water gushing as high as 8 feet in the air.

Workers on the corner of 17th and P streets Northwest shoveled bits of debris and concrete into wheelbarrows. It's one remind...