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Monday, June 18, 2012

Car Trips To Area Airports Getting Longer, Report Finds

Trips by car to the Washington area's airports are getting more time consuming, according to a new report from a regional transportation planning board. 

Montgomery County Extends Parking Meter Program

Montgomery County officials are extending a parking meter pilot program in order to gather more information about the devices.

Metro Launches Rush Plus, New Rush Hour Rail Schedule

Metro is rolling out Rush Plus this morning in hopes of easing the commutes of more than 100,000 riders between Virginia and the District. 

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 18

Portraiture, to be sure.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Entertainers Set To Headline D.C. July 4th Celebration

This year's Fourth of July celebration on the National Mall will include appearances by actor Matthew Broderick, country singer Josh Turner and composer John Williams.

Former Technician, Officer Plead Guilty To Metro Theft

A former revenue technician and former police officer have pleaded guilty to stealing about half a million dollars from Metro stations.

DCPS Receives Thousands In Grant Money

Some D.C. Public Schools will receive $10,000 to $500,000 in grant money to spend during the next academic year, while others will see their programs end.

Thousands Hit D.C. Streets For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Thousands of people participated in the District's Purple Stride on Saturday.

Eyeing Dulles Toll Road For Silver Line Funding

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors weighs options to pay for the county's $270 million commitment to Phase 2 of the Silver Line Metro rail project to Dulles Airport.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Virginia Seeks Funding For Monument Honoring Women

A new monument at the Virginia State Capitol will pay tribute to women's contributions to the state.

National Slavery Museum Faces Challenges

Several creditors are making demands on former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder's National Slavery Museum.

National Zoo Welcomes Two Fishing Cats

The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of two fishing cats, which are classified as an endangered species.

MGM Announces Plans For Casino In Prince George's County

An advisory group is still considering whether Maryland lawmakers should hold a special session to discuss the outcome of MGM's plans to build a casino in Prince George's County.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Silver Line Opponents Blame The Feds

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors weighs options to pay for the county's $270 million commitment to Phase 2 of the Silver Line Metro rail project to Dulles Airport.

Cheh Approves Council's Decision To Select Mendelson

Councilmember Mary Cheh says Phil Mendelson will be able to move the council forward during his time as interim council chairman.

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