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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stewart Will Wait To Decide On Run For U.S. Senate

In Virginia, Prince William County's board of supervisors chairman says he's not likely to make a decison about running for U.S. Senate before the end of the year.

Libyan Protesters Can't Raise Pre-Gadhafi Flag At Embassy

Thwarted in their attempt to raise a pre-Gadhafi-era flag at Libya's embassy in Washington, D.C., peaceful protesters instead put together a passionate display on the sidewalk below.

Enrollment Jumps In D.C. For Charter, Public Schools

For the first time ever in D.C.'s history, enrollment in both the city's charter schools and traditional public schools has increased.

Push For Top-Grade Septic Systems Faces Resistance

In Maryland, a key legislator is recommending that a measure to ban septic systems for new major subdivisions be delayed.

Basic Needs Exceed Income For Many Virginians

Researchers from the University of Virginia say 24.2 percent of Virginians earn less than the amount needed to cover basic expenses.

Maryland GOP Expected To Propose Additional Cuts

Maryland House Republicans will be outlining plans to make deeper spending cuts in the state budget Tuesday afternoon.

Business Leaders Prepare For Federal Shutdown

Local business leaders are meeting at the Greater Washington Board of Trade to go over the potential impact of a federal government shutdown.

Report: City May Have Violated Law With SUV Leases

The ongoing saga over D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's city-leased SUV shows little sign of letting up.

GMU Grad Students Teach Teens Dangers Of Distracted Driving

George Mason University graduate students are using something many teens may have at home for a lesson in distracted driving: a Sony Playstation 2 and the driving game Gran Turismo 4.

Md. Lawmakers Hold Hearings For New Medical Pot Law

A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana, currently being considered by the Maryland House of Delegates, is creating hope for some in the state who feel there's no alternative.

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