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Friday, September 9, 2011

Metro Steps Up Security For Possible 9/11 Threat

Metro officials are increasing security at stations and on trains, after a credible threat related to 9/11 was reported Thursday night. 

WaPo's McCartney: 9/11 Anniversary Threat, Gray Aide Resigns, Health Care Lawsuit

Washington Post metro columnist Robert McCartney talks to WAMU Morning Addition host about the top stories of the week in the D.C. region.

Flood Kills 12-Year-Old Virginia Boy

Vienna residents are mourning the death of a 12-year-old boy after he drowned in Thursday night's flash floods. 

CQ Roll Call: Obama's American Jobs Act

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing gives an analysis on President Obama's American Jobs Act.

Two Dead, Hundreds Without Power In Va.

Heavy rains and flash flooding caused two deaths and hundreds to evcuate in Nothern Virginia Thursday.

9/11 Counselors On Helping Survivors Heal

With support from The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, a team of social workers spent seven years working with survivors of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. A decade after the attacks, the counselors say the anniversary could elicit powerful emotions for survivors.

Lawmakers Differ On Obama Jobs Plan

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The differences of opinion on the jobs plan President Obama laid out Thursday evening are largely fall along party lines, and the views of lawmakers in the region are following suit.

Flooding Threat Continues Today

Flooding in Upper Marlboro

A rainy week for commuters ends with more rain, and officials are hoping this morning isn't as eventful as Thursday.

Va. Gov., Jeff Gordon Team Up To End Hunger

Virginia Governor McDonnell, the AARP of Virginia, the Central Virginia Food Bank and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon have launched a statewide effort to help the hungry, as part of this weekend's 9/11 commemorations.

Concrete Barriers Linger At Alexandria Courthouse

Federal buildings across the D.C. area saw enhanced security measures after 9/11, but barriers around the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. remain frustratingly temporary.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Road Closings

Rain continues to fall on the D.C. region, prompting evacuations in the Huntington area and closures of parts of the Capital Beltway.

Dominion, NRC Differ Over Va. Nuclear Plant Safety

Representatives of Dominion and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission met Thursday to discuss possible earthquake damage to their North Anna reactor and a timeline for turning it back on.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A New Day At Virginia's Largest High School

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions, after T.C. Williams High was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.