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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Iranian-American Builds Community In Va., Hopes For Change Abroad

Many Iranian-Americans in the D.C. region, like their Egyptian-American counterparts, are keeping a close eye on protests in their home country.

D.C. Attorney General: Police Must Use Urine Tests For DUI Cases

The District's breathalyzer woes continue. D.C.'s acting attorney general says the city has dropped dozens of drunk-driving prosecutions.

Fate Of Only Hospital East Of Anacostia River Still Unclear

The city took control of the struggling United Medical Center last spring after years of financial trouble.

Congressman Calls For Audit Of Silver Line Project

Northern Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf (R) says he's not happy with the way the multibillion-dollar Silver Line project is being handled. And now he's calling for more scrutiny.

Council Lists Transportation Priorities In Montgomery County

In Maryland, Montgomery County Council members are formulating their wish list for transportation projects, and opinions differ about what to prioritize.

Bigger Fines For Breaking MoCo Environmental Laws

Council members in Montgomery County, Md., have approved an increase in fines for developers and construction companies that cause environmental damage.

First School In Va. To Integrate Continues To Diversify

The first integrated school in Virginia says while Black History Month is a good time to herald diversity, the effort needs to continue year-round.

Maryland Dream Act Discussed In Public Hearing

In Maryland, advocates for and against a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition are in Annapolis to make a point.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Weaving, screenings and painting starting on Wednesday.

Cuccinelli Takes Health Care Case To Capitol Hill

As the Virginia attorney general's challenge to the nation's health care law is continuing to make its way through the judicial system, Ken Cuccinelli is taking his argument to Congress as well.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011