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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Va. Laws Focus On School Safety

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law several bills intended to improve school safety Tuesday.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Flag Day is forever, the National Museum of American History pops up, and The Kids Are Alright folds.

D.C. Council Takes Final Vote On 2012 Budget

The D.C. Council has taken its second and final vote on the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, and that meant a lot of haggling and back and forth at the Wilson Building.

BRAC Could Become Campaign Issue In Virginia

Some candidates planning to run in Virginia's upcoming General Assembly election are trying to take advantage of frustration about more than 6,000 new daily commuters who will soon flood the intersection of Interstate 395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria.

Md. Senator Seeks To Improve Transportation With Tight Funds

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is asking lawmakers to consider a different way to improve the nation's roads and bridges. Cardin introduced a bill Tuesday to do exactly that.

Companies Face Criticism In Campaign Against Rainforest Destruction

The environmental group Greenpeace has been stepping up its campaign against rainforest destruction. The organization is going after companies it says use materials from rainforest trees, including one with ties to Virginia.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged In I-66 Accident

A tractor-trailer driver has been charged in an accident that snarled traffic on Interstate 66 in northern Virginia Tuesday morning.

'97 U.S. Open Winner And Congressional Country Club Member Welcomes Heat

Many things have changed for Ernie Els since his U.S. Open victory at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., in 1997. For one thing, he's now a member of the country club.

Arlington County Libraries To Extend Hours

Additional funding means Arlington County, Va., is planning to expand its hours at several public library branches.

National Building Museum To Begin Charging Admission

Citing economic pressures, the National Building Museum in downtown D.C. is slated to begin charging admission in July. Certain areas of the museum and events held throughout the year will still be free, according to a statement from the museum.

Arrest In Carl Diener Murder Case, More Than A Year Later

Police have arrested two men in the killing of a retired federal worker in the Clarendon area of Arlington in 2009.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Metro Considers New Payment System

Metro is looking at a new payment system that would allow people to pay without a fare cards, instead using their credit cards and cell phones.

Nephew Of Md. Rep. Cummings Killed In Norfolk

A Maryland congressman says his nephew was killed in a random shooting near Old Dominion University in Virginia.

After Wedding, Army Vet And Wife Receive Gift Of New Home

"While U.S. Army Sgt. Jude Recendez may have lost both his legs in battle, a surprise wedding he orchestrated and the gift of a new home Saturday has him standing tall next to his loving spouse, Kris Recendez.

Possible Chemical Leak At Water Park Sickens Children

This morning, hazardous materials teams in Prince William County are still investigating the cause of an apparent chemical leak at a popular water park over the weekend.

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