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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Washington Humane Society Offers Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Heat Wave

As we take precautions to protect against the heat, the Washington Humane Society is offering tips on how to help your pets cope.

Partial FAA Shutdown Puts 975 Local Workers On Furlough

The Federal Aviation Administration is in a partial shutdown today after lawmakers were unable to agree on a funding extension for the agency by a midnight deadline.

Police Warn Against Jewelers Who Switch Out Stones

Fairfax County police are warning people about scams involving jewelry cleaning and appraisal.

Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Believe History On Their Side Next Year

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Maryland believe Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to sponsor a bill next year legalizing such marriages will put the measure over the top.

High School Football Teams In Maryland Square Off Against The Heat

Training to become an athlete is difficult enough, but imagine doing it during this week's heat wave. Some Maryland high school football teams are working hard to adapt to the extreme conditions.

Ocean City Hopes to Appeal to Younger Crowds with the DEW Tour

The Dew Tour is bringing big crowds and big stars from the world of extreme sports to Ocean City, Md. this weekend. But, the event may be a sign the town is going for a younger demographic.

Friday, July 22, 2011

No FAA Funding Deal Means Furlough for Nearly 1000 D.C. Area Workers

The debt ceiling isn't the only area where national lawmakers are having a tough time finding common ground. At midnight tonight portions of the Federal Aviation Administration will shutdown, putting a disproportionate number of local aviation workers on furlough.

O'Malley Says He Will Sponsor Same-Sex Marriage Bill Next Year

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has made it official. He will sponsor a bill to allow for same-sex marriages in the state during next year's legislative session.

Washington Humane Society Looks Out For Animals During Heat Wave

When the temperatures spike, Jennifer Gardner hits the road.

Maryland's State Police Superintendent Terrence Sheridan Retiring

Sheridan is retiring after 46 years of law enforcement service. He was the chief of the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 11 years before becoming the superintendent in 2007.

CQ's Roll Call: More On Deficit Reduction Talks, FAA Furlough Goes Into Effect Tonight

Debt limit and deficit reduction talks continued, to no avail, on Capitol Hill this week, and CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing editor David Hawkings spoke with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about the ongoing negotiations, as well as a looming furlough of Federal Aviation Administration employees.

UDC Van Ness Campus Closes Due to Excessive Heat

The excessive heat forced the University of the District of Columbia's main campus in Northwest D.C. to close today.

National Zoo Panda Not Pregnant

The National Zoo says it has ended the round-the-clock pregnancy watch for giant panda Mei Xiang. It turns out she was not pregnant after all, according to the Associated Press.

WaPo's McCartney: Politics Push Dulles Metro Above Ground, O'Malley To Sponsor Gay Marriage Bill

Washington Post Metro columnist Robert McCartney talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about a decision to change course on the location of a Metro station at Dulles Airport and an expected announcement from Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that he will sponsor a gay marriage bill this fall.

Montgomery Co. Firefighters Will Get Creative For 'Fill The Boot' Campaign

Next month, firefighters in Montgomery County will conduct their annual "Fill The Boot" campaign to benefit muscular dystrophy. But one thing firefighters will have to be careful about this year is to stay on the right side on the law.

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