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Monday, August 5, 2013

Fight For Immigration Reform Follows Virginia Republicans To District Offices

Even though they won't be in D.C. for the month of August, many Republicans will find that the fight over immigration reform will follow them to their home districts.

In New Ads, Republicans Call McAuliffe Untrustworthy

A new set of ads produced by the Republican Governors Association is saying that Virginia Democratic gubernatorial contender Terry McAuliffe cannot be trusted over investments in an automobile manufacturer.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dominion Virginia Power Receives Approval For $1.3 Billion Plant

Virginia regulators approved Dominion's request to build a new gas-fired power plant in Brunswick County, which is scheduled to operate in 2016.

Students With Disabilities Speak Out

At a forum for people with disabilities, some students voiced their sentiments about being under-represented and misunderstood.

Ocean City's Family Friendly Image Marred By Crime

Ocean City's image as a family friendly vacation destination has been bruised this summer after a string of violent crimes on the beach and public controversies.

Fans Gather At Redskins Training Camp In Richmond

With excited, overflow crowds in attendance, the Washington Redskins are wrapping up week two at their new training camp in Richmond.

President Barack Obama Turns 52

President Obama is spending part of his birthday weekend with friends at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

Democrats Push New Agenda To Create Jobs

Democrats in the region are blasting Republican leaders for not focusing on job creation before they headed out of D.C. for the month.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Web Series About Teamwork Begins Filming In D.C.

Local actors are working on a project that teaches people how to transcend their differences through teamwork.

Virginia Holds Tax-Free Holiday For Back-To-School Items

Virginia residents are getting a break on school supplies and clothing this weekend.

D.C. Holds Monthly Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

D.C. residents can dispose of hazardous household waste and get sensitive documents shredded all at one location today.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ocean City Tourism On The Decline

Ocean City tourism numbers are down a bit this summer, according to a recently released travel report. But the data also indicates Maryland and Delaware beaches are faring much better than those on the Jersey Shore.

Thousands Of U.S. Park Police Guns Unaccounted For, Report Finds

Thousands of guns owned by the U.S. Park Police, including rifles and machine guns, have gone missing over the last decade, according to an inspector's report.

State Department Issues Travel Warning

State Department officials are issuing travel warnings at D.C.'s international airports to those heading to the Middle East.

Two Orange Line Stations Closed This Weekend

Weekend track work abounds this weekend, but station closings will only afflict those riding on the Orange Line.