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Monday, August 5, 2013

O'Malley Taking Another Step Towards Presidential Bid

He's still undecided about whether he will run, but Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he's started laying the "framework" for a presidential bid in 2016.

New Threat To Pedestrians In Montgomery County: Parking Lots

Pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County are up by about 60 percent this year—and many of those deaths aren't happening on the road.

Maryland To Seek Private Firm To Help Build And Operate Purple Line

Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce today that the state will seek a private firm to help build the $2.2 billion, 21-stop light rail Purple Line that would run from Bethesda to New Carrollton.

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.