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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gun Sales in Maryland Rise Before New Law Takes Effect

A group has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to block Maryland's new gun legislation from taking effect Oct. 1. But gun collectors and enthusiasts are still rushing to their local gun store before the law kicks in.

D.C. To Start Study Of Nine-Mile Streetcar Line From Buzzard Point To Takoma

The District Department of Transportation has launched a one-year study of a nine-mile streetcar line that would run from Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. to Takoma in Northwest.

Local Federal Workers Prepare For Potential Shutdown

As lawmakers at the Capitol continue to haggle over funding the federal government, employees across the region are bracing for a potential shutdown.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Some D.C. Cab Drivers May Get Third Extension On Credit Card Readers

Some D.C. cab drivers may get a few extra days to make their vehicles credit card ready.

Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Virginia's film industry is making millions of dollars for the state while employing residents.

Hearing On Maryland Gun Law Set For Tuesday

A hearing will be held Tuesday to determine whether a portion of Maryland's extensive new gun law will go into effect.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Capital Bikeshare Makes Its Debut In Montgomery County

Capital Bikeshare has finally made its way north, as the bike sharing service debuted to some fanfare today in Montgomery County.

Federal Workers Bracing For Furlough Pain

Federal employees of all types across the D.C. region are bracing for the possibility of a government shutdown, with all the anxiety and financial hardship that comes with it.

Minor Weekend Delays On Metro Ahead Of Major Work Next Week

Track work will slow a couple lines this weekend, but it's next week's Metro track work that you really have to prepare for.

Opponents Of New Maryland Gun Law File Lawsuit

Opponents of a new gun control measure in Maryland have filed a lawsuit to block the legislation from taking effect.

Analysis: Threat Of Government Shutdown Heightens

David Hawkings talks about the latest in the looming government shutdown.

D.C. Council To Vote On Bill Sparing Employees From Government Shutdown

On the same day that the federal government could shut down the D.C. Council will vote on a bill deeming the city's 32,000 employees are "essential" and should remain on the job. 

Prince George's County Legislator Proposes Bill Requiring Posting Of Salt Content

You might not want to know just how much salt is in that fast food meal, but a bill introduced in Prince George's County may soon require it.

D.C. Health Care Exchange Website To Launch On Time, But Without Key Feature

D.C.'s new health care exchange will debut Tuesday, but it won't be able to tell users if they qualify for Medicaid or subsidies.

O'Malley Worries That Government Shutdown Could Hurt State Economy

A shutdown of the federal government would be devastating for the state of Maryland, says Governor Martin O'Malley.