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Monday, July 6, 2015

Montgomery County May Ease Alcohol Rules For Restaurants And Bars

When it comes to nightlife in the D.C. region, Montgomery County lags behind. But lawmakers there are implementing changes they hope will help make the county a bigger nightlife destination.

Presidential Candidates Grapple With Tough Ballot Requirements In Virginia

In Virginia, candidates running for president are scrambling to determine how to get on the ballot, or if it's even worth the hassle.

Search Of Walter Reed Campus Finds No Evidence Of Gunfire

For the second time in less than a week, a false report of gunfire forced authorities to lockdown a prominent military institution.

Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

Jet Noise From National Airport Pushes D.C. And Va. Residents To Sound Off

People who live near the airport's flight path say the busy transportation hub's jet noise is becoming intolerable, and they're asking the federal government to do something about it.

Virginia Gives More Cushion To Cyclists On The Road; Police Write More Tickets

Police in the commonwealth have been giving out more tickets to motorists who pass bicyclists illegally.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Like D.C. And MoCo, Prince George's County Bans Coal Tar For Paving

In Prince George's County, it's now illegal to use coal tar products to seal paved surfaces.

The Washington... Rebels? Students Consider New Name For Football Team

With controversy swirling around the name of Washington's football team, a group of students set off to find good alternatives that represent the team's brand while not offending minority groups.

Friday, July 3, 2015

After Hogan's 'Yes,' Hard Work On Purple Line Begins: Bringing Down The Cost

Leaders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received a list of proposed changes to the Purple Line that would bring down the cost of the project. But don't expect any quick decisions on them.

Metro Connection: July 3, 2015

We'll follow efforts to save one of Virginia's most endangered places, and visit a D.C. school with an ambitious goal: to create a model for educating city kids and erasing the achievement gap.

As D.C.'s Cost Of Living Rises, So Does Hunger Among Seniors

City officials are playing catch-up as the number of low-income seniors in D.C. continues to climb.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

With Leggett's Signature, Paid Sick Leave Comes To Montgomery County

Montgomery County lawmakers officially signed mandatory paid leave into law on Thursday afternoon, though it does not kick in until October.

Donald Trump Connection Leaves Chef José Andrés With Questions To Answer

The famous developer's new luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue will feature a flagship restaurant by the superchef. Some activists say that Andrés should rethink the deal with Trump, who is facing a big backlash against comments he made about Mexicans.

Listen: News Conference On The Washington Navy Yard Incident

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, the commander of Navy Installations Command; and D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier take questions.

Which Peruvian Artists To See At The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Susana Baca,. Los Wembler’s de Iquitos and more suggestions from WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth.fm music site.