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Monday, June 13, 2011

Frederick, Md., Liquor Stores Nabbed In Underage Sting

Workers at three liquor stores in Frederick, Md., are being questioned after getting snagged in a sting investigation involving sales to underage volunteers.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Black Dub, Wavelengths, and I Wish You Love.

Parking Will Be Easy, Security Will Be Tight At U.S. Open

Practice rounds start today ahead of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

Arlington Copes With Rising Enrollment

In Virginia, public schools are bursting at the seams, and opinions are divided over how to cope with the steadily increasing enrollments.

Consider This By Fred Fiske: World's Water Supply

In the past 50 years, world population has about doubled. Water use has tripled. In the next 50 years, population is predicted to grow another 50 percent.

First Day Of U.S. Open Practice Rounds All About Autographs

Thousands flocked to the first day of practice rounds ahead of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Monday was less about golf and more about golfers.

D.C. Council Committee Discusses New Ethics Legislation

With several D.C. Council members under investigation, Monday a council committee took up a proposed overhaul of the city government's ethics rules. But the measure was criticized by some of the witnesses as not going far enough.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

D.C. Campaign Finance Officials File Complaint Against Brown Committee

The chairman of the D.C. City Council is facing a complaint from campaign finance authorities.

Capital Pride Parade Marches Through D.C.

Capital Pride held its annual march through Dupont Circle Saturday night and into early Sunday morning.

Meal Service Company In D.C. Shuts Down

A company that provides meals to elderly residents in the region has shut down.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Civil War Trust Plans To Buy Former GM Powertrain

The Civil War Trust plans to buy the 300 square-foot former GM Powertrain plant. That’s where historians say the Battle of Fredericksburg was decided.

Air & Space Museum to Recreate Genesis of the Spy Balloon

The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War decades before the first airplane flight.

Exhibit Puts Focus on School Facilities

Only a fraction of students at The Washington Metropolitan High School scored proficient on recent reading tests. But junior Joshua Elliot says it doesn’t have to be that way, and improving the school’s library is an important step.

O'Malley Wraps Up Trade Mission

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.) has wrapped up a trade mission to three countries in Asia.

Maryland ACLU Questions Petitions Seeking Overturn Of DREAM Act In State

In Maryland, the battle continues to escalate over the recently signed law that allows undocumented students to get in-state tuition rates at state universities and colleges.