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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

UDC President Talks About His Vision

Allen Sessoms, president of the University of the District of Columbia, has been working to improve the university's image.

Commentary By Andy Shallal: Local Businesses Say No To Walmart

Walmart is planning to open four new stores in the District by 2012. The company says it will create more than 1,000 jobs and offer discounted goods in underserved areas. But commentator Andy Shallal, chairman of Think Local First D.C. Business Alliance, says members of the small business community are opposing the move.

UDC Seeks To Attract Top Students With AP Credit

The University of the District of Columbia is partnering with D.C. Public Schools to try to appeal to high-achieving students.

Report: City May Have Violated Law With SUV Leases

The ongoing saga over D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's city-leased SUV shows little sign of letting up.

GMU Grad Students Teach Teens Dangers Of Distracted Driving

George Mason University graduate students are using something many teens may have at home for a lesson in distracted driving: a Sony Playstation 2 and the driving game Gran Turismo 4.

Md. Lawmakers Hold Hearings For New Medical Pot Law

A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana, currently being considered by the Maryland House of Delegates, is creating hope for some in the state who feel there's no alternative.

Monday, February 28, 2011

'Slug' Lines Move To New York Avenue

In the District, a big change Monday for "sluggers" -- those commuters who hop into a stranger's car to gain access to carpool lanes on the freeway.

Lights Off For New Transmission Line

A proposal to build a massive new electrical transmission line in the region has been delayed indefinitely.

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