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Friday, February 18, 2011

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. Mayor And Maryland County Execs Talk Development

In Maryland, the mayor of D.C. met with the executives of both Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Silver Spring Friday morning.

D.C. Water Eyes Rate Hike

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

Former D.C. Council Member Aide Pleads Guilty In Bribery Case

The former chief of staff for D.C. Council Member Jim Graham is pleading guilty to lesser charges in a bribery case.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Revolutionary discussion and presidential plays take place across the region.

D.C. Protesters Decry Violence In Bahrain

Protesters gathered outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Northwest D.C. Friday to denounce violence against demonstrators and call for democracy in the island nation.

Tougher Punishment For Assaulting Emergency Room Workers

The Virginia Senate has given final approval to a bill that requires anyone who assaults an emergency room worker to spend at least two days in jail.

911 Service Restored In Virginia

There were intermittent 911 outages in Fairfax County and Arlington County in Virginia, which have now been restored.

Salisbury's Favorite Son Fights For Middleweight Title

Salisbury, Md., is the backdrop for a nationally televised title fight Friday evening, as small town hero Fernando Guerrero defends his NABF middleweight title against challenger Derrick Findley.

Nice Weather Draws People Outside

Goodbye winter coat, hello spring-time weather -- at least for a day.

Software Pulls Back Curtain On Redistricting Process

New technology is helping more citizens try their hand at redrawing the political map.