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Thursday, July 24, 2014

In First Week Of New Law, D.C. Police Write Five Tickets For Pot Possession

Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana.

Senate Bill Would Give New Power To D.C. Government

A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.

2 Dead, 20 Injured At Eastern Shore Campground After Reports Of Tornado

Strong storms swept over Virginia's Eastern Shore on Monday, killing two and injuring nearly two dozen others at a campground.

Study: 15 Percent Of Virginia Kids Live In Poverty

Virginia was ranked in the top fifth of states in measures of childhood well-being, but statistics on the economic security of families showed a decline.

Congress Unlikely To Approve Plan On Immigrant Children Until After Recess

The political response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country is largely split along partisan lines, and legislation is not forthcoming.

D.C. Council Weighs Resident Concerns About Soccer Stadium Land Swap

A key part of the proposed D.C. United stadium deal involves handing off the Reeves Center — a valuable piece of real estate in northwest that some in the District say could fetch a higher price on the open market.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Caipirinhas Bring Taste of Brazil to D.C.

Before and after the World Cup, Washingtonians have been on a definite caipirinha kick.

New Walking Tours Dish On Easton's Rising Food Scene

A husband and wife have launched a walking tour of the blossoming food scene in the little Eastern Shore town of Easton, Maryland.

Door To Door: Wheaton, Md. And U Street, D.C.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we'll visit Wheaton, Maryland and U Street, D.C.

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From Korean bagels to vegan donuts to mambo/mumbo sauce, we'll dig in to food, glorious food in the National Capital Region.

Lyon Distilling Restores Maryland’s Rye Whiskey Tradition

A century ago, Maryland was a well-known producer of rye whiskey. One distillery is bringing the tradition back.

Frederick Bakery Fries Up Donuts For The Animal-Free

In Frederick, Md., two bakers are whipping up traditional doughnuts with some rather non-traditional ingredients.

Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses

The D.C. region is home to more than 60,000 Korean immigrants, and a growing number are turning to bagel baking.

Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights

Maryland cuisine goes far beyond Smith Island cake and crabs. White potato pie and Kossuth Cake, anyone?

Mambo Or Mumbo, Learning The Secret Behind D.C.’s Special Sauce

We get the juicy story behind the tangy, gooey sauce thought to be D.C.'s homegrown condiment.

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