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Monday, June 20, 2011

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Brookings Institute Report On Immigration

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by the report on immigration, which was issued by the Brookings Institute this month.

Cases Of Lyme Disease In Virginia And Maryland Increases

In recent years the number of cases of Lyme disease in Virginia and Maryland has grown as the ticks, which carry the disease multiply.

Columbia Pike Braces For Revitalization

Changes are in store for Arlington, Va. where county leaders have been planning to revitalize Columbia Pike for decades -- including new streetcar transit and mixed-use development. But opinions are divided about what that might mean for local residents and businesses.

Fairfax Struggles to Restore Full Slate of Summer School Programs

Many public school systems in Virginia are wrapping up their school year this week, but the pursuit of knowledge will continue for many in summer school.

Leave Policy For Pregnant Firefighters Questioned By D.C. Council Member

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson is expressing concern over the treatment of pregnant firefighters.

Suspect In Pentagon Scare Appears In Court For A Previous Case

The man from Northern Virginia whose suspicious behavior near the Pentagon prompted a security scare Friday is being held without bond. But according to authorities, his charges are unrelated to the Pentagon investigation.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FBI Investigating 'Suspicious Activity' At Ronald Reagan National Airport

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m.: A man has been taken into custody for making a bomb threat that caused authorities to divert a U.S. Airways flight to Reagan National Airport Sunday afternoon.

Poll Shows D.C. Mayor's Popularity Plummeting

New figures suggest D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's popularity is starting to slip away.

Cheetah Cubs At The Smithsonian Are Healthy And Active

Animal care workers finally got a peek this weekend at the five cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

D.C. Residents Gather To Rethink Community Building And Cohousing

A couple hundred people who are rethinking community building are spending the weekend learning from each other in D.C., and will spend Monday discussing housing with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Triathlon Closes Several D.C. Streets

D.C. transportation officials say drivers should expect multiple downtown road closures and car traffic due to the D.C. Triathlon, scheduled Sunday.

Washington City Paper Files Motion To Dismiss Dan Snyder Defamation Suit

The Washington City Paper has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

McIlroy Holds Commanding Lead At U.S. Open

History continues to be made at the U.S Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., thanks to one golfer.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weather Delays Third Round Of The U.S. Open

Round three of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. got underway a little late this today. ??Several players still had to finish their second round this morning, after lightning prematurely ended play late Friday.

National 9/11 Flag Tour Comes To Frederick

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.