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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Virginia Seeks Public Input On How To Spend Transportation Dollars

The first of four meetings being hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation on what projects to spend money on is tonight.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28, 2013

You can meet a world-famous American author, or take a drop-in African dance class at a local studio.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Maryland Boat Explosion Injures At Least Eight

Two children were hospitalized after a boat exploded at the Oak Grove Marina, in Edgewater, Md. on Monday.

UVA To Begin Study For Parkinson's Disease Treatment

UVA researchers are looking into procedure that could eliminate or reduce tremors that are associated with Parkinson's disease.

Veterans Take Heavy Hit From Sequestration

Of all civilian workers, those who are veterans are likely to be most affected by federal cuts.

Pending Visas Delay Foreign Student Workers In Ocean City

The program that allows foreign student workers in the United States could be undergoing some drastic changes, which would have a significant impact in resort towns like Ocean City.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 27

Today you can pay your respects to our women in uniform by attending a new production at a local memorial. Or, you can see an irreverent new play based on an old classic.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rolling Thunder Rumbles Through D.C. To Honor The Fallen

Thousands took part in the annual Rolling Thunder ride from the Pentagon though downtown Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

'Buffalo Soldiers' Ride To Honor Black Veterans

As thousands of motorcycles descended on the National Mall in the annual Rolling Thunder ride, a different, much smaller group rode to honor veterans as well.

Smithsonian Horticulturist Provides Gardening Tips

Jonathan Kavalier, chief horticulturist for the Smithsonian Gardens, shared some tips for spring gardening.

Man Killed In Montgomery Mall Garage Collapse Identified

Police have released the name of the construction worker killed when a parking garage collapsed last Thursday.

Journalist Haynes Johnson Dead At 81

Journalist Haynes Johnson, who helped redefine political news reporting in Washington, has died at 81.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder Road Closures

The annual Rolling Thunder event will be shutting down several streets this weekend.

Metro Track Work Scheduled For Memorial Day Weekend

Four Orange Line stations and two Red Line stations are closed throughout Memorial Day weekend.

Active Duty Service Members Receive Free Admission To 'Honoring Service To America'

There's a special benefit for members of the military visiting Colonial Williamsburg this weekend.