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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Protesters Want To See More D.C. Hires

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Protesters converged on a Clark Construction site on Thursday to protest what they see as an unwillingness to hire residents of the District.

D.C. Council On Emergencies: 'Stay Put'

The message to "stay put" after an emergency strikes the region should resonate with residents who were caught in traffic following the earthquake that struck the D.C. region in August.

Costs Keep Bethesda Streetscaping On Hold


Bethesda has had plans to revamp their sidewalks in place for years, but despite a recent push, councilmembers are finding that the money still isn't there.

Bird CSI: Maryland Bald Eagle Not Shot After All

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A bald eagle believed to have been shot dead last month is now said to have died of natural causes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Former UVA President, First Amendment Advocate Bob O'Neil Retires

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The University of Virginia Law School and free speech advocates around the state will pay homage to Bob O'Neil, a steadfast defender of the first amendment.

Door to Door: Truxton Circle, D.C. & Clinton, Md.

This week, we visit Truxton Circle, where one resident says the D.C. neighborhood's name was destroyed decades ago to make room for automobile traffic. We also visit Clinton, Md., the city where President Lincoln was assassinated.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "The Outside (Karaoke)" by Taylor Swift]

Giving Artistic Outsiders A Leg Up

A group of disabled artists embrace their passion and face the challenges of breaking into the art world.

Breaking Down Barriers in the World of Comedy

Homosexuals have been on the outside of comedy for too long, and two 'Gaylarious' D.C. comedians are working hard to change that.

The Outsider Of The Animal Kingdom

Less than 100 albino American alligators are known to exist in the world, and now one has made its way to our nation's capital.

Student Tourists Make Way For D.C.

Students in a small Illinois town fundraise their way to our nation's capital.

From Anacostia To Africa: An Outsider Becomes A Queen

One businesswoman from Anacostia will soon be made a Ghanaian queen -- a position that nowadays involves more of an acumen for development than pomp and circumstance.

[Music: "Bee" by Detwiije from Six is Better Than Eight]