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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Brown Holds Early 20 Percent Lead In Maryland Democratic Primary, Poll Says

A poll of Maryland voters found that if the Democratic primary were held today, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown would get the nod by a wide margin.

Parks And Museums Reopened Thursday, National Zoo On Friday

With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, most of the D.C.'s biggest tourist attractions from the monuments and museums to the beloved panda cam are back in business.

Arlington Cab Drivers Complain Of Working Conditions

Over 100 Arlington taxicab drivers recently met with a county official to complain about poor working conditions within the seven licensed cab companies.

D.C. Allowed To Spend Money Through '14, Sparing City From Next Shutdown

On Wednesday Congress authorized D.C. to spend it own money through 2014, sparing the city government from any future shutdown threats.

Virginia Officials Remove 40,000 From Voter Rolls Despite Lawsuit To Stop Purge

In Virginia, elections officials say they have already purged nearly 40,000 names from the voter rolls that are the subject of a lawsuit filed by Democrats seeking to keep those voters registered.

Trash Strike Enters Third Day, Affecting Montgomery And Howard Counties

Two trash pickup companies are on strike for the third consecutive day, leaving some customers in Montgomery and Howard counties without service.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Door To Door: Kent Island, Md. And Columbia Heights, D.C.

This week, we'll visit Maryland's Kent Island and the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

Bringing Yoga East Of The River

While no D.C. yoga studios exist east of the Anacostia River, that could soon change, as local yogis seek to diversify the practice.

Arena Stage Premieres 'Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life'

Broadway legend Maurice Hines is teaming up with the D.C.-born-and-bred Manzari Brothers to tap audiences through his incredible 40 years in show business.

Critical Response Team Fields Opinions On DCPS

A three-member team of DCPS staffers sometimes answers hundreds of calls a day from parents and the public.

Looking Back On A Year At Sea

After a year sailing around the world, a Maryland family tells us about the fascinating people with whom they connected along the way.

Can Washingtonians Reconnect With The Anacostia River?

We'll head out on the Anacostia River with a man who's working to reconnect Washingtonians with a waterway they've long been told to avoid.

Montgomery County Strives To Connect Food With Families

Montgomery County, Md., says it's launching the nation's first countywide food recovery program, linking unwanted food with people in need.

'First Deaf Rapper' Connects With Hearing And Hearing-Impaired Audiences

Prinz-D — who calls himself "The First Deaf Rapper" — is working on a new album for both hearing and hearing-impaired audiences.

This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

From rappers and tappers to phones and food, we'll look at the ties that bind us, as we bring you a show about "Connections."