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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fairfax Proposal Would Jeopardize Teacher Pay Raises

County Executive Anthony Griffin is calling for another year without pay raises for county employees.

Council Member Calls For Investigation Of City-Leased Vehicles

Council Member Tommy Wells seeks a closer look at government-issued vehicles after reports unveiled that the D.C. Council chair was leased two luxury SUVs.

Real Estate Experts Advise Homeowners In Wake Of Scam

Experts in Loudoun County, Va., say there are some obvious red flags to watch for when trying to buy a home.

Early Reviews Of ICC Mixed

So far, more than 24,000 cars have taken a ride on the ICC in Maryland Wednesday, the first day the new highway is open for traffic.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Steel, Freedom, Earth, Wind & Fire.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MoCo Police Want Victims To Claim Goods

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are sitting on a cache of stolen jewelry, electronics, and money.

Maryland Senate To Pick Up Gay Marriage Debate

The Maryland Senate is moving forward with plans to debate a gay-marriage bill this week and could vote on it next week.

Md. Homeowners Challenge County-Imposed Easement

A conservation easement in one Montgomery County neighborhood is raising questions over who knew what and when.

D.C. Post Office Renamed To Honor Dorothy Height

The post office at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, just north of the U.S. Capitol, will be the first federal building in the city to be named after an African-American woman.

Smaller Budget Shortfall, But More Tough Choices In Fairfax County

In Virginia Tuesday morning, Fairfax's county executive gave residents their first look at the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

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