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Monday, March 19, 2012

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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Virginia Could Miss Deadline For Health Care Exchanges

Under the new rules for Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, all states will be required to operate health-care exchanges, but Virginia may miss the deadline.

Obama Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

President Obama joined in the St. Patrick's Day festivities with a Guinness at a crowded bar near Union Station.

Prince George's County To Hold Town Hall On Jobs Bill

Prince George's County Council members are holding a town hall meeting Monday evening to discuss the benefits of the recently passed Jobs First Act.

Virginia Passes Bill For Convenient Chemo Treatment

The Virginia House and Senate passed a bill allowing for a more convenient form of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.