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Monday, July 23, 2012

Wheaton Costco Gas Station Zoning Up For Vote

A vote on potential zoning changes in Montgomery County that would preclude a Costco "mega" gas station from being built close to residential areas is up for vote on Tuesday.

ACLU Defends Maryland Citizens' Right To Record Police

Maryland citizens have the right to record police on the job — a point the ACLU is pressing upon police in the state.

Berliner: Pepco Rate Increase Best Consumers Could Get

Maryland state regulators rejected Pepco's call for a 4 percent rate increase in favor of a much more modest bump in fees. Montgomery County council president Roger Berliner says that was the best ratepayers could do.

D.C. HIV Activists Shout Mayor Gray Off Stage

At a press conference at the International AIDS Conference in D.C., a group of HIV/AIDS activists shouted D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray off the stage for not addressing assisted housing for those afflicted with the deadly disease.

Hospital Team Works To Keep Kids With HIV Healthy

Washington, D.C. has dramatically lowered its number of babies born with HIV thanks to better screening and medical advances, but teams of medical professionals are still working to treat hundreds of children infected with the virus.

Gray Campaign Improperly Used Public Housing Data

The improprieties conducted by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign continue to stack up, as a report from the Washingon Post alleges that the campaign illegally used a public housing database to target specific voters.

Global Village At AIDS Conference Engages Visitors With Advocates

The Global Village is free and open to people who want to meet and interact with the people who fight against AIDS worldwide.

Montgomery County Ride On Buses On Limited Schedule

Montgomery County's Ride On bus system is operating on a reduced schedule Monday and Tuesday, due to last week's bus fire.

D.C. Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly In June

The unemployment rate in D.C. dropped slightly last month, due to a combination of jobs added in both the private sector and the federal government.

Little Progress On Federal Budget Talks

Members of Congress are under the gun to find trillions of dollars in budget cuts before automatic reductions known as "sequestration" kick in early next year.

Minimum Wage Debate Comes Back To Capitol Hill

It's been three years since the federal government increased the national minimum wage, and activists and lawmakers alike plan to rally this week to call for a hike in the national pay standard.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 23

AIDS awareness, aiding the fight against AIDS, and a soldier's tale.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Teaching And Testing: DCPS Tackles HIV

Students in Washington, D.C. start having sex earlier than their counterparts in other areas of the country, have more partners, and have higher rates of STDs. That's why D.C. is changing how it educates young people about HIV.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Virginia's E-ZPass Fee Prompts Outcry From Lawmaker

A Virginia lawmaker is considering proposing legislation to prevent VDOT from charging monthly fees on state roads.

Thousands To March In D.C. Ahead Of Global AIDS Conference

Thousands are expected to participate in a march to support research funding and medications for AIDS.

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