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Monday, March 19, 2012

Energy Tax Increase Here To Stay In Montgomery County

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett's plan to keep a controversial energy tax has roiled business leaders in the area who expected it to be a temporary measure when it was passed two years ago.

What's In A Name? Virginia Selling Naming Rights For Roads, Bridges

In an effort to drum up badly-needed revenue to repair transportation infrastructure, Virginia may soon begin selling the naming rights for roads and bridges in the Commonwealth.

Person Fatally Struck By Red Line Train

Red Line trains have resumed normal service, following an earlier incident of a man fatally struck by a train at White Flint station.

CQ Roll Call: Rep. Ryan To Release Budget, Mikulski Honored As Longest-Serving Woman In Congress

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will release a budget plan this week that most Democrats and some Republicans are expected to oppose.

EPA Awards Grants To Restore Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the government with grants to help improve roads and water quality.

MPD Investigating Possible Bias-Related Crimes

Police are still looking for suspects in three crimes against gay and transgender individuals during the past few weeks. It remains to be seen whether they would all be treated as bias-related. 

Minivan Slams Through Window Of Day Care Center

An adult daycare center in Northeast D.C. is boarded up this morning after a freak parking accident on Sunday.

Sen. Mikulski Honored For Long Tenure In Congress

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) will be honored this week for serving 35 years in Congress.

Virginia Fails In Corruption Risk Report, Maryland Ranks Low

Virginia and Maryland fared poorly in a state integrity review released this week, with Virginia achiving an 'F' overall on its corruption risk report card.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 19

Into the Woods, into small spaces, and Ma Rainey.

Virginia Transportation Advocates Seek Improvements

Virginia's transportation advocates are disappointed with both parties' lack of leadership in improving the state's roads.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alexandria Redevelopment Efforts To Go Forward

A judge has ruled against halting Alexandria's waterfront redevelopment plans.

Alexandria Redevelopment Efforts To Go Forward

A judge has ruled against halting Alexandria's waterfront redevelopment plans.

Traffic Changes Underway To Accommodate Cherry Blossoms

Traffics patterns around the Tidal Basin will be temporarily altered to accommodate the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival.

Senators Face House-Approved Small Business Bill

Some senators are expected to feel a bit of frustration when they face the House-passed JOBS Act later this week.