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Friday, February 25, 2011

'Green' Cab Company Set Example In Arlington

Gas prices are edging up as the conflict in Libya escalates, but one Virginia cab company is promoting a new business model.

Va. To Be First State To Regulate First-Term Abortion Clinics

Passage of a bill to do regulate clinics that offer first-term abortions followed lengthy debate in the Senate and a rare tie-breaking vote by Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling.

Rockfish Season To Reopen For Two Days

In Maryland, the Department of Natural Resources is reversing an earlier decision to close the rockfish season for commercial fishermen following a massive poaching scandal.

D.C. High School Closures 'Absolutely An Option'

D.C. Public Schools Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson says the District is looking at closing some high schools before the 2012-2013 academic year.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sulaimon Brown Fired From Gray Administration

A former D.C. mayoral candidate and controversial hire in the Gray administration has been fired.

All-Hybrid Cab Company Wants To Expand

Upheaval in Libya has led to an increase in gas prices and that's one of the reasons a cab company in Arlington, Va., says it's glad it has a fleet of all hybrid taxis.

Metro Crime Highest In Five Years

Metro crime statistics show the transit agency has hit a five-year high in the number of rapes, robberies and assaults.

Principals Discuss Prepping Students For College, Careers

A confidential survey of D.C.'s 10 comprehensive high schools highlight some of the challenges in getting their students ready for college or a career.

MoCo Fire And Rescue Put County Council To The Test

In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is currently reviewing elements of the 2012 operating budget. In this period of belt tightening, Fire and Rescue is working to insure its needs and mission are clearly articulated.

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