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Friday, April 5, 2013

A New Church For Hip H Street?

Kevin and Charla Lum were raised in evangelical Christian families, and now the married couple is starting their own church on H Street northeast.

A Second Chance For Inmates And Horses In Maryland

Second Chances Farm in Sykesville, Md., rescues former race horses and recruits prison inmates to take care of them.

Former Prison Chaplain Shares Stories Of Faith Behind Bars

Ordained minister Geraldine Buckley says faith plays a large part in her life, and never more so than when she was asked to lead a poetry workshop at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC), the state's largest men's prison.

This Week On Metro Connection: Faith

You can have it, you can keep it, or you can break it. It can be an act, or it can be a leap. In other words, we're talking about faith.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Charges Reduced For Man Who Trashed Virginia Voter Registrations

A man accused of throwing Virginia voter registration forms in the trash has had eight felony charges reduced to misdemeanors.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 4

It's Cherry Blossom season, so come out and celebrate artistry inspired by Japan, or check out a homegrown brand of gypsy rock.

Survey Probes Unpopularity Of Flu Vaccine In Rural Virginia

Researchers were eager to explore why parents in a rural Virginia county weren't taking advantage of free and low cost flu shots. The answer came as a surprise to most.

Maryland Senate To Approve School Plan For Prince George's County

A Maryland senate delegation from Prince George's County has given the go-ahead for a controversial plan by the county's executive.

CDC Exploring Rabies Death Of Maryland Organ Transplant Recipient

It's a medical mystery for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after three of four recipients of rabies-infested organs survived, while one in Maryland died.

Maryland House Passes Gun Control Bill

The Maryland House has voted to give the state one of the toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapons ban, 10-bullet limit on magazines and a fingerprint requirement for handguns.

Area Lawmakers Hope To Stave Off Credit Downgrade In Debt Ceiling Talks

Congress is once more divided on partisan lines approaching another debt ceiling limit this summer. While opinions differ on the solution, all agree another drawn out battle could hurt Maryland and Virginia.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Incumbent Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton Wins Re-Election

The first openly gay mayor in Salisbury, Md., history won re-election Tuesday night, defeating conservative blogger Joe Albero.

Michael Brown Drops Out Of Race For D.C. At-Large Seat

The field to fill D.C.'s vacant at-large City Council seat is now down to seven, after former councilmember Michael Brown bowed out for "personal and family reasons."

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry Hospitalized For Low Blood Sugar

D.C. Council member Marion Barry was hospitalized on Tuesday with low blood sugar, a complication from his diabetes.

What Virginia's New Texting-While-Driving Law Means For You

Virginia lawmakers voted 36-4 on Wednesday in favor of amended legislation that enables police officers to pull over drivers seen texting while driving.

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