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Friday, March 8, 2013

Does The D.C. Of The Future Need Parking?

D.C. is on the verge of entering a big fight over cars and parking, as zoning officials consider whether to allow developers not to include parking spaces in all new buildings.

The Struggle To Honor A Hero In The Fight Against Slavery

This weekend marks 100 years since the death of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, and there's a renewed push to establish a national park in her honor.

How Ellis Island's Immigrant Artifacts Washed Up In Maryland

After Superstorm Sandy, a huge collection of artifacts from New York's Ellis Island were rushed to a storage facility in Landover, Md.

This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

From the politics of parking to the tale of a little theater with big ambitions, this week we'll bring you one of our free-wheeling, theme-free "Wild Cards" shows.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

FBI Fields 35 Proposals For New HQ

The competition to be the site of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's new $1.2 billion headquarters is as hot as ever, with several dozen proposals from inside the Beltway.

Offshore Wind Bill Advances In Maryland Senate

After three years of stops and starts, the Maryland Senate has advanced an ambitious energy bill that would help construct offshore wind turbines off Eastern Shore.

Emergency Response Time For Injured D.C. Police Officer 'Unacceptable'

The unions representing police and firefighters in the District are expressing outrage after a police officer struck by a car had to wait more than 20 minutes for an ambulance.

Old Town Businesses Bemoan Losses From Snowquester

The snow accumulation yesterday may have been unspectacular for those inside the Beltway, but for owners of small business, the effects were no less noticeable.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bicyclists In D.C. To Lobby For Safety

Cyclists ask lawmakers for wider bike lanes and better accident statistics. 

Redskins Taken To Court For Their Name

A group of Native Americans are attempting to take the name of the Redskins away from the team.   

Despite Snowquester, Waterfront-Based Nonprofit Keeps Working

A Virginia nonprofit organization based out of a Potomac River boathouse continued working to help troubled teens Wednesday despite anticipation of a winter storm.

White House Cancels Tours Due To Budget Cuts

Sequester cuts have reportedly claimed their latest victim, as tours of the White House have been pushed aside due to staff reductions.

Reps. Edwards, Rahall Question LaHood's Support Of MWAA Leadership

Two prominent area members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have publicly called into question Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's continued support of embattled MWAA leaders.

Alexandria Planning Commission Approves Waterfront Rezoning

By a unanimous vote, Alexandria city leaders approved a measure that will allow for the development of high-density properties along the waterfront.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Live Blog: Winter Storm Warning Downgraded For The Region, Advisory In Effect Until 9 p.m.

Get the latest snow updates on our liveblog, alongside weather radar, traffic, photos, travel alerts and tweets from around the D.C. region.