News Archive - September 30, 2010

Transportation Leaders Gather In D.C.

By David Schultz

D.C. is hosting dozens of transportation industry decision makers for a conference on maintaining roads, bridges, trains and other infrastructure.

Local leaders, federal regulators and private contractors are here at the Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Conference...

Flooding From Heavy Rains Makes For Treacherous Commute

Heavy Rain is making for a treacherous commute this morning.

Kavitha Cardoza reports from Bethesda with more on the stormy weather.

EPA Unveils Bay Restoration Action Plan, $491 Million in Funding

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The federal government is unveiling its first action plan for the Chesapeake Bay - including $491 million in funding for restoration.

Just days afteer coming into office, President Obama signed an executive order directing the federal government to restore the Ches...

Art Beat for Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Thursday, September 30, 2010

(September 30-October 1) VERY SPECIAL DISCOVERY The International Organization for Disability and the arts brings Playwright Discovery Eveningto The Kennedy Center tonight. Playwrights Laura Hogikyan and Jack Hofsiss relate de...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Council members are urging residents to attend a rally this weekend to advocate for jobs and equality. The ``One Nation Working Together'' rally is planned at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. Organizers say hundreds of groups are coming together to call for job creation, qua...

Virginia Congressman Takes A Ride

By Michael Pope

In Virginia, Congressman Jim Moran is fighting the morning commute, trying to get from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station to a new Department of Defense building on Alexandria's West End.

The congressman and a handful of transportation officials have assembled her...

Car Stuck In Flash Flood Leads To Anonymous Underwater Rescue

By David Schultz

Today's heavy rains have led to flash floods throughout the region, including here in D.C., where fast-moving water trapped several cars under an overpass in Northeast.

Bernice Clark was driving on Rhode Island Avenue when her car got stuck in quickly rising water. Th...

Arlington Opts Out Of Illegal Immigration Policy

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, Arlington County leaders voted this week to opt out of a cooperative initiative with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Leaders from surrounding counties disagree on whether Arlington's decision will have an impact on the entire are... State Roundup, September 30, 2010

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DC-AREA ISSUES Robert McCartney, Metro columnist of the Washington Post, looks at the issues pertinent to Washington area Marylanders in the race for the governor's mansion, including paying for Purple Line light-rail service between Bethesda and New C...

One Dead After Bus Crash On 270

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, the investigation continues into a tour bus accident that left one person dead and several injured on Interstate 270 in Bethesda. Most of those injured in the crash were taken to Suburban hospital in Bethesda.

Eight people who were injured in the wreck, when...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of eastern Virginia and a tornado watch is in effect for 33 counties and 21 cities. The National Weather Service reported heavy rains in the flood warning area this morning.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Another proposed contract i...

Census Data Shows Many Black Children In D.C. In Poverty

By Elliott Francis

In the District, new Census figures show three out of every ten children in the District of Columbia are living below the poverty line. The trend mirrors a widening gap between rich and poor.

The data shows the rate of poverty among Black children rose to 43 percent...

Delmarva Braces For Coastal Flooding and Heavy Rains

By Bryan Russo

The National Weather Service has issued coastal flooding, wind and high surf advisories for the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland and coastal Delaware.

Ocean City Emergency Services Director Joe Theobald the forecast has been consistent, a few lows are coming together, i...

Power Breakfast For September 30, 2010

Millions of dollars flow from the National Institutes of Health to research laboratories and life sciences technology firms. Three million dollars to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore last year; 131,000 to Glycosan Biosystems in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both studying ways embryonic stem cells co...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is endorsing Gov. O'Malley, citing his investments in education as a major reason why he should be re-elected. Bloomberg described the Democratic governor today as ``someone I really believe in.''

BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore police off...