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Friday, February 25, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Celebrate 25 years of community, 100 years of Tennessee, and the wonders of technology in the region this weekend.

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.

'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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.