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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Montgomery County Provides Drop Box For Voters

The voter registration deadline in Maryland is next week, and election officials in Montgomery County are trying to make it easier for anyone who still hasn't registered.

Maryland Hospital Worker Sentenced For Stealing Patient Info

A Maryland hospital worker has been sentenced for his involvement in identity theft of confidential patient information.

Last Minute Write-In Campaign Fails To Unseat Berlin Mayor

The battle between a small town mayor and the town's fire department continues to heat up.

Friday, October 12, 2012

CAIR Counters 'Defeat Jihad' Ads With Their Own

The Council for American-Islamic Relations has taken out ads urging tolerance in response to the ads from the American Freedom Defense Initiative that have been perceived as anti-Muslim.

Environmentalists And Poultry Industry Square Off In Hudson Trial

A trial pitting environmentalists and an Eastern Shore family farm may set some important precedent for the way that chicken waste is handled in agriculture.

The Youth Of A District: Nine D.C. College Students Run For ANC

There are nine college students running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in the District this year. While some applaud their civic engagement, opponents say they're not ready.

Analysis: Support For Expanded Gambling In Maryland Unclear, Polls Show Virginia Still Swinging

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest in expanded gambling in Maryland, and what the latest poll numbers in Virginia mean.

Weekend Track Work Will Wait For End Of Nats Game

navy yard metro station

Track work will snare the Green Line and Red Line this weekend, but Metro had been merciful enough to delay its start until after the conclusion of the Nats game, which begins at 8:30 p.m.

Analysis: Obama And Romney Head To Virginia, Prepare For Next Debate

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about Virginia and the latest polling numbers for Obama and Romney.

3-Day Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In D.C.

Nearly 2,000 walkers kicked off the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure in D.C. Friday, preparing for three days and 60 miles for breast cancer awareness using the slogan "everyone deserves a lifetime." 

Report Of Chicken Falling From Sky Raises Eyebrows

Department of environmental quality officials in Virginia are trying to get to the bottom of reports that pieces of raw chicken fell from the sky.

DCPS Selects Teacher, Principal Of The Year

D.C. has named its principal and teacher of the year for the 2011-2012 school year. The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize. 

Constitution Party Candidate Virgil Goode Makes Small Presence

Former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode is on the presidential ballot as the Constitution Party candidate, but his name is barely making a splash.

From Civil Engineer To Cab Driver

Two D.C. cabbies talk about coming to America from Ethiopia and the struggle they encountered to get jobs in their professions. 

D.C. Council Member Jim Graham Violated Metro Code Of Conduct

An independent review has found that a D.C. council member violated the code of conduct of Washington's Metro transit system.

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