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Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Weekend Delays For Metro

Maintenance work is again causing weekend delays for people taking Metrorail.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Winds Cause Utility Pole To Fall On Metro Tracks

Friday's high winds knocked down a utility pole between the New York Avenue and the Rhode Island Avenue Stations.

Pre-Gadhafi Flag Raised At Ambassador's Residence

As the uprising in Libya continues, protesters joined the Libyan ambassador at his residence in the Kalorama neighborhood of D.C. to raise Libya's pre-Gadhafi flag.

International AIDS Conference Brings Local Spotlight

World leaders will converge on the District next summer for the 2012 International AIDS conference. And officials in the District say the global conference provides the perfect opportunity for D.C. to renew its fight against the epidemic.

Wind Warning Issued For Metro Area

The Washington Metro Weather is under a high wind warning until 7 p.m. The winds have led to power outages and its making driving difficult particulary on over passes and bridges.

Va. Grants $300,000 For Civil War Tree-Planting Project

Virginia is announcing support for an unprecedented tree-planting project to commemorate the lives of soldiers killed during the Civil War.

Gas Prices Rise, And Fluctuate, In Metro Region

Gas prices in the Washington metro area are varying by as much as 50 cents, depending on where you fill up.

Metro Looks To Regulate Student Rail, Bus Usage

Because of the largest increase in crime in five years, Metro wants to curb the problem by restricting students' use of its bus and rail system.