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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Metro Won't Cut Night Service To W6, W8 Bus Lines

Despite concerns about crime along the routes, Metro will not eliminate evening service on two bus lines that serve Southeast D.C., the agency announced Monday.

Redskins Win Over Richmond With Plans For New Practice Field

Some Richmond, Va. residents were celebrating the Redskins even before the team's Monday Night Football win this week, thanks to the team's plan to build a new training facility in the state capital.

Enforcement Of D.C.'s Local Hiring Laws Needs Work, Report Finds

Thousands more D.C. residents could be hired for local construction projects if the District did a better job of enforcing its local hiring laws, according to a study from watchdog group Good Jobs First.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 4, 2012

Enjoy some off-beat Christmas theater at these on-stage performances.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Montgomery County's Berliner Not Worried About Fiscal Cliff

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is optimistic his county would be fine if Congress went over the fiscal cliff.

Intelsat Moves From D.C. To Tysons Corner

Virginia leaders are celebrating a major new corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner.

Virginia Beach's Hotel Tax Hike Undecided

Booking a hotel in Virginia Beach may take a toll on your wallet... if a certain proposal goes through, that is.

Commentary: D.C. Council Should Support Grandparent Caregiver Program

Commentator Judith Sandalow talks about why the D.C. Council's support for low-income grandparents caring for grandchildren is an important step in the District.

Hospital Worker Pleads Not Guilty To Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C

A hospital worker has been accused of infecting patients with Hepatitis C through contaminated syringes.

Montgomery County Council's Berliner Addresses Pepco Rate Hike Request

Pepco is asking for another rate hike, and one of its most ardent critics in Montgomery County is already saying the utility shouldn't get it.

Organization Wants To Stop Teens Texting While Driving

Preventing teenagers from texting while driving continues to be a challenge, but one group may be on the path to an effective solution.

Analysis: Senate To Limit Defense Bill Debate, 2013 Recess Schedule Set

The Senate resumes debate on a defense authorization bill today while the rest of Congress awaits more fiscal cliff negotiations and gets logistics settled for the coming year. 

Metro Seeks Input On Reduced Service For W6, W8 Bus Lines

Metro is proposing changes to several D.C. Metrobus lines; tonight, officials will take comments on proposed changes to the W6 and W8 lines, which have been subject to several rock throwing attacks in the past. 

UVA Student From Falls Church Dies In Caribbean During 'Semester At Sea'

A University of Virginia student from Falls Church was killed in a boating accident off the Caribbean island of Dominica this weekend while traveling for a study abroad program.

Cuccinelli: Virginia Utility Law Costing Customers Too Much

Virginia's utility regulation law is costing customers as much as $1 billion more than necessary, according to a new report from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.