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Monday, May 14, 2012

Lawyers Urge Judge To Overturn Decision For 1984 Murder

The defense team for the men convicted for the violent murder of a woman in 1984 is in Washington to persuade the judge to reserve his sentencing.

Analysis: Hoyer And Cantor Unite For Reauthorization Of Export-Import Bank

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) are often at odds politically, but they've come together to reauthorize the federal Export-Import Bank.

Guardian Angels Step Up 14th Street NW Patrols

D.C.'s Guardian Angels group have started patrolling the 14th Street NW area after a resident of that neighborhood was badly beaten in broad daylight Friday afternoon.

D.C. Wraps Up Installation Of LED Lights In Alleyways

D.C.'s alleys will now be lit by LED lights, which are expected to provide more light for less money and fewer carbon emissions.

ATF Bureau To Honor First African American Slain In Line Of Duty

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobbaco and Firearmswill today honor the first black member of its team that was killed in the line of duty

Local Maryland Authorities Won't Be Reimbursed For G-8 Security

Frederick, Md. authorities are likely to be footing the bill for security at the G-8 summit scheduled to take place this week in Camp David. 

House, Senate Disagree On Violence Against Women Act

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed easily in the Senate a few weeks ago, will not have such an easy time in the House.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 14

Political art, healing art, and a former politician making art to heal.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Maryland Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Issues

The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Monday morning for a special session to complete unfinished budget issues.

Richmond Highway Plans Still In Question

Federal officials are trying figure out how to widen Richmond Highway, a busy Fairfax County corridor.

Kaya Henderson Persists On Education Reform

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says education reform continues to be a top priority in the District, despite the city's ongoing corruption investigations.

Affordable Housing In D.C. On The Decline

Affordable housing in the District is vanishing, according to a report published this week by one city think-tank.

Part Of Atlantic Ocean Closing For Race

A section of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ocean City will be closed this weekend for an offshore race.

Virginia Expects More Public Safety Cuts

Virginia officials are bracing for another round of cuts to its criminal justice department and public safety programs.

D.C. Officials Reconsider Charter School Admissions

D.C. education officials are re-evaluating whether neighborhood residents should be given preference in public charter school admissions.