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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Nesting at torpedo, benefiting at La Masion Francaise, and the return of FilmfestDC.

Latest Maryland News

Lawmakers are concerned that the governor's plan to have state utilities buy wind energy would cost ratepayers too much money.

Latest D.C. News

A leading hospice care provider in the Washington region says end-of-life care is severely underutilized by black people in the district compared with people of other races.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'Virginia Tomorrow' President Analyzes U.S. Senate Race

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is running for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in 2012. The former Virginia governor made that announcement with a tweet and an online video Tuesday.

Montgomery County Agencies Address Latino Youth Social Disparities

Today, Montgomery County agencies begin to figure out how to implement an ambitious plan that seeks to address many of the social disparities faced by Latino youth like 16-years-old Marvin Navarro who got kicked out of high school while back.

Audit Finds Irregularities, Mistakes With Kwame Brown's Campaign Finances

An audit by D.C.'s Office of Campaign Finance finds a number of problems with Council Chairman Kwame Brown's financial bookkeeping for his 2008 re-election bid to the council.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Tuesday night you can catch some ballet, celebrate a birthday, or get destroyed.

ICC Drivers Now Need E-ZPass To Avoid Fine

Beginning Wednesday, riding the ICC highway in Maryland without an E-ZPass device will land you a fine.

Collective Provides Artwork By Subscription

There's a new way to buy art in D.C., deveoloped by a group of artists known collectively as Project Dispatch. The group sells art the same way magazines are sold, by subscription. Each month of a subscription, a new piece of art arrives on your doorstep.

Social Media Protestor From Egypt Makes Stop In D.C.

A young woman who is known as the face of the social networking revolution in Egypt made a stop at a Washington D.C. high school Tuesday to talk to students about political activism.

Virginia Continues Redistricting Session

The Virginia General Assembly's redistricting session enters day two Tuesday. The session's first day began with constituents and even some lawmakers unhappy with their handiwork.

MoCo Budget Hearings: Community To Speak On School Funding

In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is set to hold the first of five public hearings for the 2012 budget. Much debate is expected to focus on the school board's request for more funding.

New Center To Combat Foreclosures, Improve Financial Literacy

Much of the Washington region wasn't hit as hard by the nation's foreclosure crisis as many other areas, but Prince George's County, Md., was and it's predominantly African-American.

Compromise Made On Pensions, Prescription Drugs In Maryland

A panel of Maryland lawmakers has settled pension and prescription drug differences between the House of Delegates and Senate.

Kaine Announces Senate Run Online

Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will run for U.S. Senate in 2012. Kaine made the announcement in a video posted on his Facebook page Tuesday.

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