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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ferguson Shooting Sparks Town Hall Discussion About D.C. Policing

Concerns about D.C. police and and their perceived discriminatory practices were the topic of conversation at a town hall in Anacostia on Tuesday night in the wake of the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Miss.

Simulated Streetcar Service In D.C. Scheduled To Begin Sept. 29

The District Department of Transportation will begin simulated streetcar service on H Street in less than two weeks, keeping the project on a timeline that could see it open before the end of the year.

Majority Of Virginians Support Medicaid Expansion, According To Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Virginians support expanding Medicaid in Virginia, according to a new poll released this morning, but they are also skeptical whether the federal government can pay its share.

Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open By Year's End, According To Estimates

There are still plenty of repairs to make and officials won't commit to a firm opening date, but officials are hopeful that the Silver Spring Transit Center could be ready by the end of this year.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NFL's Tax Breaks Targeted In Bid To Change Team Name

The refusal of Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name has prompted legislation from Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) targeting the team's tax-exempt status.

Facing Three Murder Charges, Severance Makes First Court Appearance

Charles Severance, the former Alexandria resident with a history of eccentric behavior, has made his initial appearance on multiple murder charges.

Students Released From Alexandria School After Man With Gun Causes Lockdown

Students at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria have been released after a report of a man with a gun caused the school to lockdown earlier this afternoon.

Injury To RG3 May Not Have Been As Bad As Initially Thought

The ankle injury suffered by Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III may not be as bad as originally thought, as coach Jay Gruden has declined to put him on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

Downed Lines Cause Amtrak Outage Between D.C., Philly

Amtrak commuters have their work cut out for them Tuesday morning, as downed powerlines have caused delays along the Northeast corridor.

MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

Georgetown Student Pleads Guilty To Ricin Possession

A Georgetown student arrested by police for creating ricin in his dorm room has pleaded guilty to possessing the deadly substance.

Charles Severance Faces First Hearing In Alexandria Court

The man being tried for three murders will get his first day in court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday morning, in an advisement hearing where his counsel will be identified.

Monday, September 15, 2014

D.C. Advocates Pitch Statehood To Senate Panel, But Bill Unlikely To Move

A Senate hearing on a D.C. statehood bill —the first in two decades — produced little by way of assurances that the measure would move through the Democratic chamber.

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