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Friday, May 10, 2013

Women Sound Off On Work-Life Balance

A new survey finds a growing number of moms say their ideal situation is to work full-time, even if many would rather be with their kids.

This Week On Metro Connection: Motherhood

From pregnancy and adoption to sibling struggles and bullying in schools, we'll look at the many issues moms face as we bring you a show about "Motherhood."

Thursday, May 9, 2013

RG3 Shows Off Fundraising Chops

Everybody knows RG3 can rack up the yards, but it turns out he can rack up the fundraising bucks too, pulling in $33,000 for the American Cancer Society at a luncheon honoring Tanya Snyder, wife of the Redskins owner.

George Washington National Forest Awaits Fracking Decision

The National Forest Service will soon rule on whether fracking will be permitted in the 1 million acre preserve of Virginia's the George Washington National Forest.

Maryland Attorney General Says Gun Control Bill Is Constitutional

Attorney General Doug Gansler says the sweeping gun control legislation is legally defensible, giving Gov. Martin O'Malley the green light to sign it next week.

D.C. Shows 'Promising Beginnings' On Children's Mental Health Issues

When it comes to treating children with mental health issues, D.C. has made progress in some areas, but "bureaucratic fragmentation" has lead to deficiencies in others.

Virginia Gubernatorial Race Briefly Turns To Issues, Though Scandal Looms

The race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli may be about the issues for now, but it's certain to turn ugly later this year.

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill That Would Restrict Abortions In D.C.

A Republican senator wants to prohibit abortions in D.C. after 20 weeks, provoking complaints from city officials that he's imposing his opinion upon D.C. residents.

D.C. Circulator Fares Could Double Under Budget Proposal

Fares for the popular D.C. Circulator bus service could jump from $1 to $2 in cash or $1 to $1.50 with a SmarTrip card, with additional revenues going to pay for an expansion of the service.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Financial Exploitation Of Elderly Difficult To Detect

More than 70 percent of the nation's wealth belongs to the over-55 population, which makes seniors a primary target of scam artists.

In Lieu Of Parking, Fairfax Plans Buses To Silver Line

Current plans include no permanent parking for the five new stops on the Silver Line, but plans for bus service to the stations is taking shape.

Half The Battle

Jobs? Relationships? Bills? Why it is so hard for young vets transitioning home. An AU project.

Montgomery County Police Target Scofflaw Drivers

Starting today, police in Montgomery County will engage in a month worth of stings meant to catch drivers that endanger pedestrians.

UVA Professor Helps Identify Issues For Young Readers

Many students enter kindergarden without basic reading skills. University of Virginia education professor Marcia Invernizzi has pioneered a process to identify them.

Maryland Lt. Governor Set To Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Maryland's Lt. Governor Anthony Brown is expected to announce his bid for the state's highest office on Friday.