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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mixed Messages On Renewables At Energy Conference

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There was disagreement at the second energy conference held by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, with environmental groups concerned that renewable energy sources are downplayed.

Seeking Healthier Meat For D.C. Diners

D.C.'s food decision-makers met Monday in the first-ever "State of the Plate D.C." meeting, to learn more about how natural methods of meat production could yield serious health benefits for consumers.

Restaurant Grease To Fuel D.C. Government Vehicles?


If one D.C. entrepeneur has his way, the city may one day soon use locally-sourced restaurant grease to power its fleet of vehicles.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vehicle Fleet In D.C. Under Scrutiny

Following the scandal involving councilmember Kwame Brown's "fully-loaded" SUV, a review of D.C.'s fleet of other vehicles has turned up more problems.

Dulles Metro Construction To Cause Delays

Construction on the Dulles Metrorail Extension project is expected to cause overnight delays all week.

Vote Possible On Maryland Redestricting

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A proposed plan to change the district borders in Maryland goes up for a vote on Monday night, and potentially shift the balance of power further to the Democratic side.

Office Cleaners Reach Deal, Avoid Strike

The union representing many of the region's office cleaners has reached a deal that will avert a potential strike this week.

Cornel West Arrested At Supreme Court Protest

Civil rights activist Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court during a protest yesterday.

Sinkhole On D.C. 295 South Ties Up Traffic

A large sinkhole on southbound D.C. route-295 at South Capitol Street has snarled traffic this morning.

Searches For Missing 11-Year-Old Unsuccessful

A search for 11-year-old William McQuain of Germantown has thus far been unsuccessful. McQuain's mother was found beaten and stabbed to death in her Germantown home last week.

D.C. Mayor Calls For Voting Rights At MLK Dedication

Amid all the fanfare surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedication in D.C. yesterday, Mayor Vincent Gray provided a rare sobering moment when called for D.C. voting rights. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Family Of DC9 Victim Sues Club

The family of a man who died outside of a D.C. nightclub last October is suing the club owners.

Virginia Candidates Debate Eminent Domain

Virginia candidates are divided over an amendment that would broaden the power of eminent domain.

Laurel Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Laurel Park celebrates 100 years of horse racing, but worries about its uncertain future due to competition from future slots machines.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 17

The bee's knees and LGBT film.