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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spring Weather Will Determine Chesapeake Bay's Health

The health of the Chesapeake Bay during the coming year depends on the weather over the next several months, according to scientists at the University of Maryland.

Virginia Republicans Continue Fight For Offshore Drilling

Virginia Republicans are redoubling their efforts to bring offshore gas drilling to the Commonwealth.

Redevelopment Aims To Urbanize Southwest D.C.

Plans are underway to redevelop a 15-block section of southwest D.C., and in doing so, link two of the city's key attractions.

Prince George's County Investigate Tide Detergent Theft

Police are investigating the widespread theft of a popular laundry detergent.

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.

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