The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Saturday, and organizers are calling on the public to show solidarity with Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, and contribute to relief efforts overseas.
Federal safety officials are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the incident on Wednesday morning when an air traffic controller fell asleep in the tower at Reagan National Airport, leaving two passenger planes to land without assistance.
With production of Japanese automobiles abroad stalled since the earthquake, and a recent announcement that Toyota plants in North America could face temporary shutdown, dealerships in and around the D.C. area are scrambling to adjust.
This week in Congress was a "district and state work period." So in Congress' absence, we contemplate the genesis of the next new word to capture the political and economic zeitgeist. The word is: "cautiomistic."
Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the upcoming hearings on D.C. government hiring practices, a vetoed physical education bill in Virginia and wavering wind power support in Maryland.
In Maryland, the law requiring fast food restaurants in Montgomery County to post menus with nutritional information is almost nine months old. But only around a half of restaurants have fully complied with the law.
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