Local News from WAMU 88.5 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Local News from WAMU 88.5

Friday, August 19, 2011

Elephant At National Zoo Can Solve Problems

Over in the Zoo's elephant house, Kandula is busy bowing and curtsying to a trainer's commands.

Montgomery Co. Firefighters To Climb 110 Floors To Honor 9/11 First Responders

As part of a commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks tomorrow, firefighters in Montgomery County will climb 110 stories -- the height of the twin towers.

Two Virginia Editorial Cartoonists' Thoughts On The Industry

Maybe it's the first page you turn to when you open a newspaper, or the first link you click on as you check the paper online. Editorial cartoons get people talking, but fewer and fewer newspapers are employing cartoonists full time, as dwindling circulations lead to layoffs.

Virginia's In-Person Absentee Primary Voting Deadline Is Tomorrow

The deadline is approaching for voters in Virginia who want to cast in-person absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary elections.

WaPo's McCartney: Cuccinelli's Possible Senate Run, Cantor's Endorsements For 2012, Montgomery County's Teen Curfew Proposal Reignites After 7-Eleven Flash Mob

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney offers an analysis on some of this week's about top stories including Ken Cuccinelli's possible Senate seat run, Eric Cantor's endorsement from George Allen, and the fate of Montgomery County’s proposed teen curfew.

Major Weekend Track Work, Expect Weekend Delays

Weekend Metro riders should expect delays yet again this weekend, as track work continues on the Red, Blue and Orange Lines.

Georgetown Basketball Players Brawl With Chinese Team

Georgetown's men's basketball team is regrouping after a "friendship" game against a Chinese professional squad in Beijing devolved into a violent fracas.

Still No ID On Anacostia River Spill Substance

Federal and state officials are still scratching their heads over the source of this week's pollution in the Anacostia river.

Prepare For Traffic During Today's 9/11 Motorcycle Ride

A memorial motorcycle ride in remembrance of 9/11 victims is set to roll through the D.C. metro area later today, tying up this evening's commute.

Two Rallies In Northern Va., Two Very Different Points Of View

As worries mount over the nation's financial crisis once again, there's no shortage of opinions in the D.C. area about how the government can help fix things. Two groups with starkly opposing points of view rallied at different sites in Virginia yesterday carrying two vastly different messages.

Changes To Deportation Process Could Delay Deportation For Young Immigrants

A request from 21 senators, including Maryland's Barbara Mikulski, has brought changes in how undocumented immigrants are deported.

7-11 Robbery Flash Mob Renews Calls For Montgomery Co. Youth Curfew

Last week's flash mob robbery of a Germantown 7-11 has renewed calls for a teen curfew in Montgomery County. The council is expected to decide the matter in September and the flash mob attack is making the decision tougher.

Low Turnout Expected In Virginia Primaries

In Virginia, voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday for primary elections, but turnout is expected to be low.

Students Gear Up For First Day At Renovated Wilson High School

Woodrow Wilson High School will begin the academic year with an almost 400,000 square foot building which has been completed modernized.

Virginia Reports $545M Surplus For FY 2011

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) says the commonwealth ended the last fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $545 million -- a bigger surplus than previously expected.

Pages