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News Archive - June 4, 2010

Environmental Groups Hope New Tool Will Improve Accountability On The Bay

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake bay have long suffered from an accountability problem. But that may be changing.

For decades, states and the Environmental Protection Agency have been making and breaking promises to clean up the Bay. Last year, they began making...

Latest Virginia Regional News

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The guided-missile destroyer Gonzalez is preparing to leave Norfolk Naval Station for deployment to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. The Navy says the Gonzalez is scheduled to deploy at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The ship has a crew of more than 250 sailors.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP...

Police Investigating Fight At Union Station

By Rebecca Blatt

Police are investigating what they're calling a "large fight" that closed the Union Station Metro platform this afternoon.

A Metro spokesman says the fight broke out on the platform around 1:15 p.m. today, involving as many as 20 people.

One teenager was taken t...

Weekend Planner: June Best Bets

Every few weeks arts critic Colleen Fay joins us with her best bets for area arts events. Speaking with David Furst, she's back to help us fill in our June calendars.

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup June 4, 2010

Area governors meet about Chesapeake Bay restoration, O'Malley launches a small business commission, and Democrats look to pick up even more seats in the General Assembly. Plus, the state board of elections endorsed new rules for campaigns using social media.

SLOTS CASE After more th...

Price Hike, Then Regulation For Water In Alexandria

By Michael Pope

Alexandria is one of the only localities in Virginia that has private water service, an arrangement that dates back to the 1840s when the city left the District of Columbia and returned to Virginia.

The way current utility regulation works in the commonwealth, the Virg...

The Region's Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Teachers in the District voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a tentative contract agreement with D.C. Public Schools. And there's a Republican primary in Virginia's 11th congressional district on Tuesday, how is that race shaping up?

Morning Edition Host Matt McCleskey talks with Pos...

This Week In Congress - June 4, 2010

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I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson of Capitol News Connection. This Week in Congress...

...Was a recess week. So today we devote this segment to a conversation with David Wasserman, House editor for the Cook Political Report. With Congress set to return to work amid what is now the t...

HIV/AIDS Clinic Pushes For Testing During Capital Pride

By Natalie Neumann

With the Capital Pride celebration kicking off today, an HIV/AIDS clinic is reminding people to get tested.

As shoppers enter this Giant grocery store on Alabama Ave in Southeast D.C., they hear the voice of Juan Carlos.

"Free HIV testing. Free condoms," calls...

Latest Maryland Regional News

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) The Allegany County liquor board is alleging license violations involving beer sales at the DelFest bluegrass festival held last weekend in western Maryland. Board members contend the event's nonprofit organizer broke a state law by allowing a California distributor to pay fo...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, June 4-6, 2010

(JUNE 5 & 7) LEAN & HUNGRY Lean & Hungry Theater does a little "radio Shakespeare," performing The Merchant of Venice in front of a live audience at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Northwest D.C. As local actors perform, so do the sound designers, treading through...

Smooth Operator Starts Sunday In Region

By Matt Bush

Police throughout the D.C. region will be targeting aggressive drivers in the coming days as part of a week-long campaign.

The Smooth Operator campaign starts on Sunday in D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Police as far away as Pennsylvania will also take part.

...

Three VA Agencies Awarded HUD Money To Help Veterans

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Three public housing agencies in Virginia are getting federal funding to help homeless veterans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the funding will be used to provide rental assistance vouchers to homeless veterans.

The Virginia Housing Devel...

Healing May Be Needed After Contentious Primary

By Jonathan Wilson

Republicans say the race to represent Virginia's 11th Congressional District will be a key test in their quest to retake control of the House. But both sides in a heated primary say the party will need to heal after selecting a candidate on Tuesday.

The race between...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Ten spellers have advanced to the finals of the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. But one of the favorites, a teenager from Virginia, did not make the finals. Thirteen-year-old Tim Ruiter of Centreville was last year's runner-up.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a 4-year-ol...

Floating Hope In Baltimore's Harbor

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is among the most polluted waters of the entire Chesapeake Bay. Last year it received a grade of F from the University of Maryland and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for it's poor water quality. But the problem is spurring so...

Power Breakfast For June 4, 2010

The longer the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher gushes, the more questions politicians are likely to face about any contributions that have flowed into their campaign coffers from BP.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

DCPS Introduces Local Produce And Healthy Choices Into Cafeterias

By Kavitha Cardoza

Cafeterias in D.C. schools could see a move toward more locally-grown, fresh ingredients.

It was strawberries and salad day at Beers Elementary School. Dozens of students are crunching on mixed berry salads with roasted pumpkin seeds, red onions and spinach. It tak...