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Friday, July 25, 2014

Hogan Hit With Campaign Complaint From Maryland Democrats

The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint against Republican Larry Hogan's campaign for governor, but the campaign says it's groundless.

Catania Asks Bowser To Return Money Linked To Troubled Housing Complex

D.C. mayoral contender David Catania says fellow candidate Muriel Bowser should return campaign contributions linked to a troubled housing complex in Southeast D.C.

New Jersey Couple Killed By Tornado That Hit Campground On Va. Eastern Shore

Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega of Jersey City, New Jersey were killed when a tornado hit their campground on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Thursday morning.

After Years Of Waiting, Start Of Silver Line Service Makes Metro Want To Dance

The Silver Line kicks off passenger service on Saturday, and according to Metro, some commuters are so happy that they could dance.

Police Investigate Death Of 8-Year-Old At Montgomery County Pool

Montgomery County police are searching for answers as to what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming at the public Swim Center in Rockville this week.

Caipirinhas Bring Taste of Brazil to D.C.

Before and after the World Cup, Washingtonians have been on a definite caipirinha kick.

New Walking Tours Dish On Easton's Rising Food Scene

A husband and wife have launched a walking tour of the blossoming food scene in the little Eastern Shore town of Easton, Maryland.

Door To Door: Wheaton, Md. And U Street, D.C.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we'll visit Wheaton, Maryland and U Street, D.C.

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From Korean bagels to vegan donuts to mambo/mumbo sauce, we'll dig in to food, glorious food in the National Capital Region.

Lyon Distilling Restores Maryland’s Rye Whiskey Tradition

A century ago, Maryland was a well-known producer of rye whiskey. One distillery is bringing the tradition back.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.

Police Investigating Video Of Man Urinating On Former Ravens Owner's Grave

A video posted online shows what appears to be a Cleveland Browns fan urinating on Art Modell's grave in Maryland.

Two Dead, Dozens Injured On Eastern Shore After Reports Of Tornado

A violent storm touched down at the Cherrystone campground near Cape Charles, Va., just minutes after a tornado warning went out at 8:20 a.m.

In First Week Of New Law, D.C. Police Write Five Tickets For Pot Possession

Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana.

Senate Bill Would Give New Power To D.C. Government

A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.

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