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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Suburban Hunger Problems Start To Rival Needs Inside D.C.

A large donation from a major food corporation is helping 12 area food banks cope with rising demand.

Japan Crisis Puts Md. Power Plant In Question

As concern grows over the endangered Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, questions are being raised about a proposed expansion for Maryland's only nuclear power plant.

Activists Call For Enhanced Early Education

Researchers say infants and toddlers who receive quality care are more likely to stay in school, graduate, get jobs, and build strong relationships. But access to quality programs in D.C. can be difficult, especially in these tough economic times.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

O'Malley Heads To Capitol Hill To Pitch For Funds

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley headed to Capitol Hill to present his federal funding wish list. Transportation funding topped the governor's list.

Educare School In D.C. To Focus On Infants, Toddlers

A new child care center planned for Ward 7 in the District has a mission to improve academic outcomes by enhancing education for the youngest students.

Montgomery County Police Officer Indicted

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland says a Montgomery County police officer has been indicted with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and computer fraud.

Washington Dulles Busy Processing Arrivals From Japan

Washington Metro area airports are processing arrivals from Japan as some people leave the island nation to escape the aftermath of Friday's earthquake.

Royal Couple Choses D.C. Charity To Receive Wedding Gifts

Prince William and Kate Middleton have selected a Washington-based organization as one of the charities chosen to recieve donations in lieu of gifts to the royal couple.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Art and science, art and less science, plus some crazed and slightly dazed comedy.

Maryland News Roundup

House leaders want to reverse education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, and state lawmakers question Maryland Jockey Club's appeal for subsidies.

Latest D.C. News

Military training flights are scheduled for Thursday morning between midnight and 3 a.m. in the Washington region.

Latest Maryland News

Maryland State Police will conduct saturation patrols for St. Patrick's Day, and a study found that Maryland state parks contribute more that $650 million a year to the state's economy.

Latest Virginia News

A Marine Corps detachment that's been assigned to Redstone Arsenal since 1972 is about to leave for a new home, and a Virginia-based humanitarian aid organization has sent a team to Japan.

Police Review Forensic Evidence In Bethesda Murder Case

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police have arrested Brittany Norwood in connection with the murder of her co-worker, Jayna Murray, at Lululemon Athletica in downtown Bethesda on March 11.

Fairfax Rescue Crew In Japan Monitors Radiation Levels

Rescue workers from Virginia's Fairfax County are continuing their efforts in Japan; sifting through the ruins of a town demolished by last week's earthquake and tsunami. They're trying to help find any survivors while they monitor radiation levels nearby.