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Monday, March 28, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Street art in a gallery, revolution at Ford’s, and a DRC documentary.

Latest D.C. News

Politics and Prose bookstore has found a buyer for the 27-year-old establishment.

Latest Virginia News

A worker has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a forklift at APM Terminals in Portsmouth.

Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a very small earthquake in Virginia early Monday morning.

USA Today Investigates DCPS Success, Possible Cheating

D.C. Public Schools officials are responding to a newspaper investigation questioning whether dramatic gains at some schools were driven by cheating.

Virginia Guard Members Deploy To Afghanistan

More than 40 soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard are headed to Afghanistan.

Taxis In D.C. Add $1 Surcharge

Beginning Monday, you'll have to shell out an extra dollar for a cab ride in the District.

Montgomery County Begins Street Cleaning

It's spring cleaning time in Montgomery County Maryland. Monday, road crews will start sweeping the streets, removing debris left behind from the winter snow season.

Local Bus Driver Works After Computer Confiscated For Child Pornography

A Montgomery County school bus driver continued to shuttle students to and from school even after his computer was seized in a child pornography sting.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Health Care Exchange Bill Advances In Maryland

Unlike legislatures in other states, the Maryland General Assembly is moving quickly to set up the health care exchange that's required under the nations new health care law.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Michelle Obama Named Commencement Speaker At Virginia High School

A small high school on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., is landing a big name commencement speaker: The school is expecting a visit from first lady Michelle Obama.

Ocean City Chosen To Host National Extreme Sports Tour

In Maryland, Ocean City has been chosen to host the first leg of the 2011 DEW Tour, a nationally televised extreme sports event.

Newly-Formed Coalition Of Asian-American Groups Raises Money For Japan

In Virginia, Asian-American groups from around the area have joined forces to help victims of the disaster in Japan.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

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.

Baltimore Company Gets Renewable Energy Contract With State Department

Baltimore-based Constellation Energy says it has signed a 20-year contract with the State Department to provide electricity from renewable energy sources.

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