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Friday, March 15, 2013

Developers Courted Near Underutilized Metro Stops

Metro wants smart growth at 11 properties near rail stations that could benefit from greater retail, residential, and office spaces.

Virginia Cleared For Research Lease For Possible Offshore Wind Development

Ten energy companies have expressed an interest in building wind farms in Virginia's federally designated leasing area.

Maryland House Approves Death Penalty Repeal

The House of Delegates has approved a measure to make Maryland the 18th state to ban the death penalty.

Cuccinelli Makes His Case For Governor To CPAC Crowd

In front of the staunchly conservative crowd at the National Harbor, Virginia's attorney general connected with the crowd by citing his experience taking on the Obama administration.

Metro Looks To Replace SmarTrip With Credit Card Payments

The effort to replace SmarTrip cards with direct credit card payments is behind schedule, but WMATA remains committed to the change, which would save the transit agency tens of millions a year.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 15, 2013

You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend with these cultural events.

DC Gigs: They Call Him 'Father Time'

In this month's edition of D.C. Gigs, we'll meet the head of the Time Service at the U.S. Naval Observatory — a man sometimes referred to as 'Father Time.'

Bringing Yoga East Of The River

There are currently no yoga studios in D.C. east of the Anacostia River. But that could soon change, as local yogis seek to diversify the practice.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bills Pass Maryland House And Senate Thursday

Both branches of the Maryland General Assembly approved several bills this morning, including ones on firearms and pit bulls.

Maryland Man Gets Probation For Illegal Bay Dumping

A Calvert County man is sentenced to probation for illegally discharging fill material into the Chesapeake Bay.

Alexandria City Council To Vote On Waterfront Plan

Alexandria city leaders are about to cast a vote that could dramatically reshape Old Town for decades to come.

Injured Alexandria Officer Sees Miracle Recovery

More than 100 doctors stabilized Alexandria police officer Peter LaBoy after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop.

D.C. Police Identify Two Persons Of Interest In North Capitol Street Shooting

D.C. police have released the names and vehicle description of the suspects connected to the North Capitol Street drive-by shooting last Monday.

Senate Restores Transportation Financing, Setting Stage For Compromise

The Senate has restored hundreds of millions in transportation funding eliminated by the House, but now the two chambers will have to work towards a compromise.

Anne Arundel Co. Exec John Leopold Sentenced To 30 Days, $100K Fine

On two counts of misconduct in his office as Anne Arundel County executive, John Leopold has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $100,000 fine.