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Monday, January 14, 2013

Va. Lawmakers Address Voting Irregularities On Election Day

Democrats in the region are increasing their efforts to address voting irregularities during last year's election.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Martin O'Malley And Colorado Governor Bet On Playoff Game

A trip to the AFC title game isn't the only thing on the line when the Baltimore Ravens take on the Denver Broncos Saturday.

Fairfax County To Launch Express Connector Service From Burke To Tyson's

Fairfax County Department of Transportation is beginning the first public transit to Tysons from the Burke area.

Report Guides Virginia On Dealing With Rising Seas

A new report urges Virginia lawmakers to take action on the state's rising sea levels.

Friday, January 11, 2013

House Leaders Make Government Documents More Easily Searchable.

Officials in the U.S. House agreed this week to make it easier for the public to see Congressional documents.

Inauguration Store Opens Blocks From White House

Forget the vendors on street corners, the Presidential Inauguration Committee has opened a temporary brick and mortar store for Inauguration swag just blocks from the White House.

FBI Launches Site To Help Catch Bank Robbers

Bank robbers are the subject of a new website released by the FBI, replete with surveillance photos and an interactive map.

Blue, Red And Green Lines Snarled By Weekend Track Work

Buses will replace a stretch of the Blue Line this weekend, and single tracking will slow down riders on the Green and Red Lines.

Military Bands Polish Their Acts Before Inauguration Day

Thousands of service members will take part in the Inauguration Day parade on Jan. 21, and in Andrews Air Force Base, they are putting the final touches on their performances.

Analysis: Waiting On President's Budget, Date For SOTU

David Hawkings of CQ Roll Call talks about the delay of the President's 2014 budget, the coming inauguration and whether Congress will reach across the aisle at the State of the Union.

Maryland Fire Deaths Down 22 Percent In 2012

Maryland saw a significant drop in fire-related deaths in 2012, in part due to the requirement that the state only sell safer cigarettes that extinguishmore quickly when left unattended, officials say.

Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Death Row Inmate's Conviction

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Mark E. Lawlor, a death row inmate convicted of sexual assault and murder in Fairfax County in 2008.

Mayor Unveils New Plans For D.C.'s Chuck Brown Park

Go-go music legend Chuck Brown will be memorialized with a park in D.C. and officials hope to install a bandshell in the park to continue Brown's tradition of live music.

D.C. Officials Still Pushing 'Taxation' License Plate For Obama's Limo

D.C. officials head to the White House today to make yet another pitch for President Obama to add the "taxation without representation" license plates to his presidential limousine.

Region's Heavy Hitters Join Fight For FBI Headquarters

Maryland, Virginia and the District all have some big guns in the fight to get — or keep — FBI headquarters in their jurisdictions as the agency searches for a new office.