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Friday, February 18, 2011

Students Admitted To College On The Spot At HBCU Event

More than 2,500 hundred students are expected to flood T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Saturday for the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Festival.

Bill Could Limit Panhandling In Maryland

In Maryland, panhandlers and anyone else seeking to solicit money on roadsides would have to get a permit under a bill being debated in the General Assembly.

D.C. Water Eyes Rate Hike

District residents could see an increase in their water bills this fall.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Revolutionary discussion and presidential plays take place across the region.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Maryland Takes First Step Toward Same-Sex Marriage

The state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved a bill to OK gay marriage by a 7-4 vote.

Md. Bill Targets Panhandlers And Roadside Solicitation

In Maryland, lawmakers are considering a bill that would force panhandlers to get permits in order to continue to beg for money along roadways.

D.C. Water Calls For Rate Increase

The D.C. Water Board of Directors approved a budget Thursday that would raise the average household water bill by about $6.50 a year.

Another Metro Board Member Resigns

The shake up at Metro's Board of Directors continues, as it gets another new member.

Suspected Case Of Tuberculosis At George Washington University

The District's Department of Health is investigating a suspected case of tuberculosis.

Advocates For And Against Debate Maryland 'Dream Act' Bill

Debate is heating up in Maryland over a proposed bill to grant in-state college tuition to undocumented students.