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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hospitality Industry Provides Jobs In Pr. George's County

In a county that struggles with employment, one industry is making a strong comeback in the midst of tough times.

D.C.'s Largest Needle-Exchange Provider Is Shutting Down

For years, PreventionWorks on Benning Road was the only place in Washington that offered clean syringes to drug addicts, but it will close its doors next week.

Environmental Groups Assail Cut To Bay Cleanup Plan

A Virginia representative proposes cutting the EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load plan.

Va. Health Care Lawsuit Debated On The Hill

The House Judiciary Committee is looking at the constitutionality of President Obama's health-care overhaul.

Maryland Takes First Step Toward Same-Sex Marriage

The state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved a bill to OK gay marriage by a 7-4 vote.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

International artists collaborate and rockers harmonize.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Borders To Close Stores In Metro Area

Weighed down by mounting debt, Borders bookstores filed for bankruptcy Wednesday.

University Savors Chili Bowl Artifacts

George Washington University is spicing up its library collection by adding some local flavor from Ben's Chili Bowl.

Iranian-American Builds Community In Va., Hopes For Change Abroad

Many Iranian-Americans in the D.C. region, like their Egyptian-American counterparts, are keeping a close eye on protests in their home country.

D.C. Attorney General: Police Must Use Urine Tests For DUI Cases

The District's breathalyzer woes continue. D.C.'s acting attorney general says the city has dropped dozens of drunk-driving prosecutions.