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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Report: City May Have Violated Law With SUV Leases

The ongoing saga over D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's city-leased SUV shows little sign of letting up.

GMU Grad Students Teach Teens Dangers Of Distracted Driving

George Mason University graduate students are using something many teens may have at home for a lesson in distracted driving: a Sony Playstation 2 and the driving game Gran Turismo 4.

Md. Lawmakers Hold Hearings For New Medical Pot Law

A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana, currently being considered by the Maryland House of Delegates, is creating hope for some in the state who feel there's no alternative.

Md. Same-Sex Marriage Vote Delayed

In Annapolis, Md., the House Judiciary Committee delayed a planned vote on the state's same-sex marriage bill Tuesday due to a legislative "no-show."

D.C. Residents, Visitors Warned Of Measles Exposure

Officials in the District have identified several locations throughout the city where people may have come in contact with an airline passenger later determined to have measles.

Stewart Will Wait To Decide On Run For U.S. Senate

In Virginia, Prince William County's board of supervisors chairman says he's not likely to make a decison about running for U.S. Senate before the end of the year.

D.C. Official: Breathalyzer Program Still Months Away

Authorities in D.C. say they are at least several months away from fixing the city's faulty breathalyzer program.

Libyan Protesters Can't Raise Pre-Gadhafi Flag At Embassy

Thwarted in their attempt to raise a pre-Gadhafi-era flag at Libya's embassy in Washington, D.C., peaceful protesters instead put together a passionate display on the sidewalk below.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

India, artful gardening and public education.

Enrollment Jumps In D.C. For Charter, Public Schools

For the first time ever in D.C.'s history, enrollment in both the city's charter schools and traditional public schools has increased.

Economy Delays Transmission Line Construction

A proposed electrical transmission line that would've stretched from West Virginia to Maryland and northern Virginia is being delayed.

Monday, February 28, 2011