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Friday, June 15, 2012

Cheh Approves Council's Decision To Select Mendelson

Councilmember Mary Cheh says Phil Mendelson will be able to move the council forward during his time as interim council chairman.

Weekend Metro Work On Blue, Red Lines

Metro weekend repair on the  Red and Blue Lines will also affect Orange and Yellow Lines

U.S. To Stop Deporting Young Law-Abiding Immigrants

The Obama Administration will grant law-abiding young immigrants work-permits instead of deportation. 

DNA Links Potomac River Rapist To 1996 Rape In Northwest

Evidence has emerged linking the 1996 rape on the 4900 block of MacArthur Blvd. to the man dubbed as the Potomac River Rapist.

Analysis: Congress Debates D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis on how the D.C. vouchers program is being played on Capitol Hill this time around.

Q&A With D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh talks about the council's transition after Kwame Brown, explains the contentious meeting that let to Phil Mendelson's election as interim chair, and looks ahead to the future.

Lawmaker Lining Up National Harbor Casino Deal

Maryland lawmakers haven't yet made up their minds on a possible Prince George's County casino, but Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch is lining up a deal for the possible National Harbor gambling facility just in case.

Neighborhood Plans Vigil For Slain H Street Deli Owner

The H Street neighborhood is organizing a candlelight vigil in honor of Grace's Deli owner June Lim, who was killed Thursday when suspects attempted to rob her store.

Predatory Towing On The Rise In Montgomery County

Predatory towing is becoming more and more common in the densest urban parts of Montgomery County, and consumer protection officials are warning people to pay close attention to signs.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 15

Private and public buildings.

D.C. Dives: The Raven Grill

In the inaugural edition of our new series, D.C. Dives, we visit the Raven Grill, one of the city's oldest drinking establishments.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fairfax Community Services Board Faces $9M Shortfall

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board members struggle to deal with a $9 million budget shortfall.

U.S. Army Celebrates 237th Anniversary

The U.S. Army is marking its 237th anniversary today with many invents, including a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Montgomery County Considers Shorter 911 Dispatch Shifts

A proposal to shorten the shifts of 911-call-takers in Montgomery County could face a few hurdles before it's implemented. 

Deli Owner Found Dead In H Street NE Store

The owner of a deli in the H Street NE neighborhood wsa found dead in her store early this morning. Police are investigating her death as a homicide.