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Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Silver Line Is Here! On Paper, At Least

You may notice a new addition to Metro's iconic system map—the 23-mile Silver Line running from East Falls Church out into Loudoun County, the first portion of which goes into service next year.

Local Democrats Want Limited Air Strikes If Diplomacy With Syria Fails

Two Democrats in the region are working on a Plan B if the Obama administration's effort to reach a diplomatic solution with Syria fail.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hillary Clinton Campaign Received Aide From Jeffrey Thompson

The D.C. developer linked to a "shadow campaign" to elect D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 also had ties to the 2008 presidential campaign for Hillary Clinton.

Natural Disasters A Bigger Threat Than Terrorism, Emergency Responders Say

Thoughts often turn to the threat of terrorism on the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, but local emergency responders say natural disasters are what preoccupy them now.

Repairs Disrupt Amtrak Service From D.C. To Philadelphia

Damaged overhead wires has added delays of one to two hours for Amtrak riders between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

Despite Being Denied Permit, Motorcyclists Ride Into D.C. To Commemorate 9/11

A group of motorcyclists is riding through D.C. this morning to commemorate the victims of the attack of September 11, 2001.

New Gallery Commemorates History Of D.C. National Guard

There's a new museum in Washington: a gallery commemorating the history of the District of Columbia National Guard.

Federal Panel Proposes Leaving D.C. Height Act Largely Intact

The National Capital Planning Commission isn't expected to make any wholesale changes to the 100-year-old limiting building heights in D.C., though it could offer D.C. officials one small concession.

Cuccinelli And McAuliffe Find Common Ground: Dislike Of Education Reform Law

Virginia's gubernatorial contenders rarely agree on much, but they seemd to have found a common distaste for Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reform law.

Six-Alarm Labor Day Fire In Alexandria Was Intentionally Set

The six-alarm fire that burned down an Alexandria warehouse on Labor Day appears to have been intentionally set, and city officials have identified a person of interest.

Proposed Eisenhower Memorial Faces Another Delay

The proposed design for the Eisenhower Memorial has been taken off of the September agenda of the National Capital Planning Commission, further delaying its approval and construction.

Trash Worker Hit By Truck, As Strikers Try To Return To Work

Workers at one of the three trash-removal companies serving Mongtomery County planned on returning to work today, but were locked out.

Gray Signs Agreement Giving Unions Leg Up In Construction Of New Soccer Stadium

D.C. officials signed an agreement to ensure that unions get first crack at the construction of a new stadium for D.C. United in Southwest D.C.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Timeline For Silver Spring Transit Center Repairs Under Dispute

The Silver Spring Transit Center has been a source of conflict for the last couple years, and now Montgomery County lawmakers are sparring over the timetable for repairs

Cuccinelli Donates Equivalent Of Donor Gifts To Charity

After receiving $18,000 from a Virginia political donor, Republican gubernatorial candidate says he will donate an equal amount to charity.