Local News from WAMU 88.5 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Local News from WAMU 88.5

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How Do Medical Marijuana Laws Compare In The D.C. Region?

A dispensary for medical marijuana in D.C. is expected to open this month, putting the District's program far ahead of others in the region, including the one just passed in Maryland.

Monday, April 8, 2013

JMU Latest Virginia School To Report Mumps Case

Several cases of the mumps have been reported at various Virginia schools, with James Madison University being the latest.

Maryland Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

Medical marijuana in Maryland is one step closer to reality, as the Maryland Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a measure on the last day of the legislative session.

Analysis: House Lawmakers Continue Working On Postal Service Reform

David Hawkings, political columnist at Hawkings Here, explains why two federal lawmakers are asking the postal service to consolidate services on Capitol Hill.

Do You Feel Safe Walking Alone At Night In The D.C. Area?

Nearly three in four residents of the greater D.C. Metro area say they feel safe walking alone at night in their neighborhoods, which aligns closely with the national average.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 8, 2013

You can see edited photographs that speak to a bygone era, or visit an exhibition featuring work by three art students.

Cancer Organizations To Rally At Carnegie Library

Cancer researchers are taking off their lab coats to protest sequestration budget cuts at the Rally for Medical Research at the Carnegie Library today at 11 a.m.

New Disciplinary Rules Debated For Fairfax County Schools

Following the suicide of a 15-year-old student in Fairfax County last year, school board officials will be reviewing recommendations to change the way discipline is meted out.

Early Voting For D.C. Special Election Begins

Voters can begin casting ballots for the at-large D.C. Council seat and budget autonomy amendment starting today and running through April 20.

The Stuffing Flew At National Pillow Fight Day Saturday

Hundreds of combatants turned out to the National Mall on Saturday for a giant melee. Nobody was hurt, however, as pillows were the weapon of choice.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Education Budgets Get Short Shrift, Virginia School Boards Say

Virginia's new state budget provides funding for public education, but some education advocates are saying that it's not enough.

National Cherry Blossom's Stone Lantern To Get A New Home

The National Park Service is moving a historic lantern to a more prominent location at the Tidal Basin.

Antares Rocket Set To Launch From Wallops In April

NASA scientists are set to launch the largest rocket in its 70-year history.

Future Of Immigration Reform In U.S. House Uncertain

Republicans in the region are wrestling with how to proceed on immigration reform.

Paul McCartney To Perform At Nationals Park

The legendary musician will perform in Washington on July 12.