Local News from WAMU 88.5

Monday, October 1, 2012

Metrobus Route Changes Go Into Effect

Thirty of the area's Metrobus routes are changing as the agency tries to improve its performance for the bus system. 

D.C. Council Chair Decries Bill To Shrink Airports Board

A proposal to shrink the regional airports authority's board and give the District just one vote on that board is facing criticism from D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson. 

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 1

Ease yourself into art inspired by yoga, meditation, and love.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Plane Crash Kills Virginia Man And Son

A Virginia father and his 13-year-old son are dead, after their small plane crashed near Spotsylvania County's Shannon Airfield Saturday.

GMU Economist Makes Case For An Improving World

Despite the melting ice caps, austerity riots, and violence in the Middle East, an economist at George Mason University says the world is actually getting better.

EPA Orders Military Base And WSSC To Fix Water Problems

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission are required to sort out some water issues.

New Scooter Regulations In Maryland Begin Monday

Scooter and moped riders in Maryland are now required to carry proof of insurance and registration, or otherwise pay a hefty fine.

Alexandria Power Plant Closes After Lengthy Fight

Alexandria officials are celebrating the victory of the long awaited closing of the GenOn coal power plant.

Maryland Sequestration Could Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Maryland state officials are taking a look at what the federal budget sequester would mean for the state's bottom line.

Virginia Tree Nurseries Set To Reopen

Virginia residents will soon be able to take advantage of over 24 million tree seedlings in the state's two tree nurseries.

Former Occupy DC Protesters Help Local Reverend

A local reverend facing foreclosure is getting support from former Occupy DC protestors.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ocean City Extends Ad Agency And Rodney The Lifeguard Contract

The Ocean City Council opted to give their official mascot at least one more year as they renewed the contract of the ad agency that created Rodney the Lifeguard.

Office of Police Complaints Say D.C. Police Abusing Power

Six complaints of off-duty officers abusing their power are raising concerns about Metropolitan Police Department policies.

Construction Employment Up In D.C.

The District has one of the fastest growing construction industries in the country.

Police Uncover Renoir Painting Theft Report

The story of the flea market find that turned out to be the work of a French Impressionist continues to unfold.