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Monday, March 25, 2013

New Metrobus Service Added To Better Bus Improvement Program

Metro launched new rush-hour express service in southeast D.C.

Maryland House Passes Medical Marijuana Measure

A measure that would create a commission to oversee a medical marijuana program in Maryland has passed the state House of Delegates.

Analysis: D.C. Circuit Court Nomination For Caitlin Halligan Withdrawn

Political columnist David Hawkings talks about why the White House has formally withdrawn one of its long-standing nominations for an appointee to the D.C. Circuit Court.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 25

Orange you glad you listened to Art Beat today?

Same-Sex Marriage Rallies Planned Around D.C. This Week

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two landmark cases on same-sex marriage bans this week, and both supporters and detractors of gay rights are rallying in the capital and across the country.

Unexpected Spring Snow Delights Some, Soaks Most In D.C. Region

Snow continues to fall throughout the D.C. region in any unexpected spring deluge, but while travel was hampered and power outages abound, some at least are enjoying the weather.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Debt Ceiling Battle Begins To Heat Up

The government is now funded through September, but another deadline is hanging over Congress that threatens the region's economy.

'Bike DC' Organizers Cancel Event

A popular, springtime bicycling event in D.C. has been cancelled due to confusion over the District's permit process.

Ocean City Could See Spike In Tourism Post-Sandy

Ocean City officials are finalizing their marketing strategy for the 2013 summer season as they hope to draw millions of out-of-towners to help drive the coastal economy.

Ride-Sharing Service, SideCar, Opens In D.C.

A new app-based service allows people another option for getting around the District.

Legal Challenges Linger Over Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Alexandria city leaders have adopted new zoning for the waterfront, but that hasn't stopped legal challenges from moving forward.

D.C. School Featured In Documentary

A new education documentary set in the District profiles a former D.C. principal and the challenges she faces in educating students toward success.

Smithsonian Seeks Farming Stories From Public

Museum curators are looking for help in putting together an exhibit to showcase how farming in the U.S. has changed over the years.

Budget Cuts To Shut Down Six D.C. Area Airport Towers

Six towers will close starting early next month as the federal agency trims millions of dollars from its budget because of the ongoing battle in Congress.

Democrats Waiting On House Republicans' Budget

Democrats in the region helped pass the Senate budget before leaving town. Now their attention turns to getting House Republicans to go along with their approach.