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Friday, June 17, 2011

Lawmakers Look To Move Past Weiner Scandal

Several of the region's lawmakers say it's good that New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned. Maryland Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger says it's time to move on.

Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council are pushing back a major decision about the future of the city's waterfront.

Lincoln Letters Head to Auction

Letters written by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Abraham Lincoln are headed to auction, revealing each man's deeply felt views as the Civil War divided the nation.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Father's Day is here and the right event is near.

Groundwork Aims To Make D.C. Community Greener

After growing up being able to play outside in his neighborhood, one lifelong Ward 7 resident is on a mission to provide the same for today's youth, and grow his community by making it greener.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kaya Henderson Gets High Marks At Confirmation Hearing

Acting D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson hasn't been confirmed as the permanent schools chief just yet. The council is expected to vote on her confirmation next Tuesday, but Thursday the public got a chance to offer input on the decision.

Ash Trees Threatened By Pest In Howard County

A pest that has been killing ash trees in more than a dozen states has been found in Howard County, Md. The ash borer could threaten Baltimore's large ash tree population.

Md. Congressman: Weiner Resignation 'Right For The Country'

Several of the region's lawmakers say it's a good thing embattled Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner has now resigned from Congress.

Top Campaign Aide To Former Md. Governor Indicted In Robocall Probe

The top prosecutor in Maryland says a senior aide and a consultant hired by former Gov. Robert Ehrlich have been indicted in an investigation into robocalls made on Election Day in 2011.

Cuccinelli To Church Leaders: Don't Shy Away From Political Talk

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli told Fredericksburg-area clergy Thursday that they shouldn't be afraid to speak out about candidates and issues. They just need to be careful to avoid outright endorsements that could jeopardize their churches' tax-exempt status.

U.S. Open Thursday Updates

Play continues at the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., despite ominous skies.

U.S. Open: D.C. Congestion Meant Doubling Shuttle Buses

After 14 years, the U.S. Open officially returns to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland this morning. This year's event provided some unique challenges for organizers.

Va. Ass't Principal Arrested For Child Pornography

An assistant principal at an elementary school in Virginia's Fauquier County is facing charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Mikulski: Metro Has Made Progress

Metro's general manager and chief safety officer met with local lawmakers Wednesday to present a progress report on safety measures ordered after the crash of a red line train two years ago.

Fairfax School Wins International Honor For Sustainability

Lanier Middle School's efforts to put environmentalism at the center of education have won them an award.

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