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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Body Cameras Coming For Montgomery County Police

With the controversy surrounding the role of police in the deaths of African-American men across the country, Montgomery County officials say body cameras are on the way.

Should Loudoun County Have Full-Day Kindergarten?

When now-Congresswoman Barbara Comstock left for Washington, she left a big issue in her wake: whether the county she represents should offer all-day Kindergarten to all students.

D.C. Leaders Angry With Move To Derail Pot Legalization, But Have Few Options

District leaders on Wednesday expressed a mix of outrage and resignation over a move by Congress to block the marijuana legalization initiative approved by the city's voters on Nov. 4.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

After Deadly Plane Crash, MoCo Authorities Pledge To Review Air Park Policies

Montgomery County authorities say they will conduct a thorough review of policies regarding the county's air park, following Monday's jet crash into a home that killed six people.

New 95 Express Lanes Will Open Sunday, Are Toll-Free For Two Weeks

The 95 Express Lanes from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to Edsall Road in Fairfax will open this weekend, but the tolling won't begin until Dec. 29.

New 95 Express Lanes To Open Sunday, Tolling Begins Dec. 29

The new 95 Express Lanes in Virginia will open this Sunday, and tolling will begin Dec. 29, but several questions linger about the implementation.

Norton Says Congressional Bill May Not Doom D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Some say that the wording of a provision in a federal spending bill that seems to block a marijuana legalization ballot initiative will actually spare it.

Closure Of I-395 A 'Non-Starter' Says Gray

A New York-based developer will not get their wish to close a stretch of I-395 in D.C. to expedite a development project, with both the mayor and transportation officials opposing the idea.

Will Ethics Reform Accomplish Anything? Some Virginia Legislators Raise Doubts

Fairfax County legislators take the unusual step of disclosing campaign contributions in the course of their work, but some legislators that just wouldn't work to address Virginia's ethics issues.

DDOT Director: Streetcar 'Really Close' To Opening, But No Promises

With the pressure on to meet their commitment to starting streetcar service in 2014, the District Department of Transportation says the start of service has just a few minor hurdles left.

Pilot Program Will Charge Drivers More To Park In Chinatown During Busy Periods

The District Department of Transportation is going to try something new later next year: a variable pricing system that will charge more to park in busy places and at busy times.

Why D.C. Solar Advocates Are Opposed To Pepco Merger With Exelon

One of Pepco's biggest cheerleaders these days is DC SUN — a group that advocates for community solar power. They say a proposed merger with Exelon could compromise the District's progress with distributed renewables.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Congress Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Approved By D.C. Voters

As part of a massive $1.1 trillion, 1,600-page spending bill unveiled on Tuesday night, Congress is likely to block the implementation of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative that was overwhelmingly endorsed by D.C. voters in November.

A Battle Expected Over School Spending In Montgomery County

A budget battle is brewing between the Montgomery County school system and the county council.

Rep. Andy Harris Hears From D.C. Residents During Marijuana Keynote

D.C. residents still aren't happy with Maryland Republican Andy Harris meddling in local affairs, and some let him know it today at an event focusing on the effects of marijuana.

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