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Monday, April 4, 2011

Report Shows Challenges For Latino Youth In Montgomery County

Officials in Montgomery County join with leaders of the Latino community Monday to unveil a comprehensive report that seeks to address the huge challenges faced by Latino youth.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Opera is done up differently, etchings are made personal, and Italian films on fresh prints.

Prince George's Schools Ordered To Pay Millions To Foreign Teachers

The public school system in Maryland's Prince George's County is being ordered to pay millions of dollars to more than a thousand foreign teachers, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Consider This With Fred Fiske: Joining The (Discount) Club

This week, Fred Fiske considers discount membership clubs, where "grazing" may be delectable but the bulk sizes can get out of hand.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Local Farmers Fear Stink Bugs During Growing Season

Stink bugs aren't just a nuisance to homeowners, they are also destructive pests that can ruin crops. Local farmers in Maryland and Virginia are very concerned as the growing season approaches.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Free Saturday Parking Could End In Bethesda

Parking is free Saturday in Bethesda, Md. But that may not last.

Governors Wager Over NCAA Final Four Game

Virginia Commonwealth University's men's basketball team plays in the NCAA Final Four Saturday night against Butler University. There's more riding on the game than a chance to play for the championship.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Latest Virginia News

A former Virginia prison guard has been sentenced to two years of home confinement and five years of probation.

Metro Escalator Problems Cause Delays

All of the escalators at the Foggy Bottom Metro station are out of service, causing delays for riders Friday morning.

Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talked with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the allegations against Mayor Vincent Gray's administration and Gov. Bob McDonnell's new practice of vetoing bills.

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop To Lowest Level Since 1940s

Americans are less likely to be killed in highway crashes these days than any time in the last 60 years.

Power Breakfast: Seven Days And Counting To Prevent A Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

The deadline is one week from today. Either Congress will have finalized and approved an agreement to keep the government funded and functional...or not,in which case, an immediate shutdown will freeze federal benefits and services.

Circulator Riders Not Happy About Cuts

Starting today, D.C. is cutting one of the routes of its popular Circulator bus service. The District is also proposing more cuts for later this year, and loyal Circulator riders are not happy.

Moving Deadline For Homeless Encampments Near I-95 Interchange

In Virginia Friday morning, state police will begin issuing trespassing citations to homeless people camped out on state property at one particular I-95 interchange in Prince William County.

Karate School In Va. Emphasizes Culture, Earthquake Relief

A karate school in Alexandria, Va., that emphasizes Japanese culture as much as the martial art itself, is using the recent earthquake as a teaching moment and opportunity to help.