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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Virginia Program Under Civil Rights Office Scrutiny

A federal agency will investigate a claim that Virginia is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring auxiliary grant recipients to live in segregated group homes.

MLK Memorial Work Won't Be Completed By Anniversary Of March On Washington

A contracting snafu is delaying work to correct a quote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, meaning that it won't be ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Work On MLK Memorial Won't Be Completed By Anniversary Of March On Washington

A contracting snafu is delaying work to correct a quote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, meaning that it won't be ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Virginia Trash Hauler Promotes Recycling In Innovative Ways

Getting people to recycle more is a simple matter of marketing for one Virginia trash hauler, which uses incentives and a personal touch to get closer to customers.

Redskins Coach: 'No Possibility' RG3 Plays In Preseason

After losing the teams' young star quarterback to a knee injury last year, Redskins Mike Shanahan insists he won't risk playing RG3 in the preseason.

Virginia Attorney General Candidates Divided On Abortion Regulations

Candidates for attorney general are taking a different approach to strict new regulations on abortion clinics.

Visitor Parking Passes In D.C. Now On-Demand Only

Soon, more D.C. residents will be allowed to offer visitors passes to park on the street. But there's a catch: they are now available by demand only.

Leaders Celebrate Completion Of Renovations At MARC Halethorpe Station

Renovations costing more than $32 million at the MARC Halethorpe Station in Maryland were completed to some fanfare Monday.

Real Estate Prices In D.C. Area Up 10 Percent Over Last Year

It's a seller's market for real estate in the D.C. area — supply is down, prices are up and homes aren't lasting long on the open market.

Another Gray Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty For Role In Straw Contributions

A veteran D.C. campaign aide who worked on Mayor Vince Gray's troubled 2010 campaign pleaded guilty to making a false statement to federal prosecutors regarding an investigation into straw contributions made to various local campaigns dating back to 2006.

Analysis: IRS Postpones Furlough Day For Second Time

David Hawkings talks about what postponing the furlough day means, and what kind of impact it'll have for federal agencies.

Port Of Baltimore Up For Another Record-Breaking Year

Officials say that the port handled over 9.55 million tons of general cargo from July 2012 to June 2013, topping fiscal 2012's 9.33 million tons. 

Brewers Join Forces To Celebrate D.C. Beer Week

It's officially Beer Week in D.C., and local brewers are working together to create unusual one-time brews to celebrate.

Wisconsin Avenue Construction To Cause Traffic Backups And Delays

A $3 million repaving of two segments of Wisconsin Avenue in Maryland will cause lanes to close, likely provoking traffic backups on the heavily traveled artery.

Gospel Singer Removed From Concert Lineup Over Controversial Gay Comments

A gospel singer who said God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on Saturday after a request from D.C.'s mayor.

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