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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Alexandria's Approved Waterfront Plan Attracts Praise And Criticism

The plan, which has drawn two years of heated debates and discussions, will almost triple the density at three waterfront sites, and will overturn a longstanding ban on waterfront hotels.

Pediatrician Treats Lemur's Chronic Allergies At National Zoo

A pediatrician, a veterinarian and a sneezing primate. It's no joke — it's an innovative medical partnership that involved the first ever endoscopy on a lemur.

Plans For Eisenhower Memorial Cited As Too Extravagant

A Utah congressman wants to discontinue plans for a D.C. memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Plans For Eisenhower Memorial Cited As Too Extravagant

A Utah congressman wants to discontinue plans for a D.C. memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Plans For Year-Round Homeless Shelter In Arlington Approved

The Arlington County Board has approved the permit for an overnight homeless shelter in the Courthouse neighborhood.

Suspect In Drive-By Shooting Case Held Without Bond

The 19-year-old suspect arrested in a drive-by shooting that injured 13 people on North Capitol Street has been ordered held without bond.

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis Rumored To Be Eyeing Virginia House Seat

Former Rep. Artur Davis switched from Democrat to Republican last year, and used CPAC to promote his new conservative agenda.

Alexandria Council Approves Waterfront Plan

After more than two years of heated debate, Alexandria leaders are moving forward with a proposal to increase density and allow hotel development on the waterfront.

Dan Bongino Says Future Election Run In Maryland Possible

Former Maryland Republican Senate candidate Dan Bongino lost the three-way Senate race to Democrat Ben Cardin, but is still continuing to push his conservative ways in the state.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

National Gallery of Art To Close For Three Years Of Construction

A $68 million renovation will close the gallery between July and December.

Death Penalty Repeal Clears Maryland House

Maryland is a step closer to becoming the 18th state to repeal the death penalty.

Virginia Republican Getting Heat For Supporting Efforts To Stop Gun Trafficking

Rep. Scott Rigell's support of gun control legislation is not sitting well with gun rights groups.

GWU Students Find Out Residency Fate On Match Day

It's called Match Day, and all across America, fourth-year medical students find out where they will go to launch the next step of their careers.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Police Make Arrest In D.C. Drive-By Shooting Case

D.C. police have made an arrest in a drive-by shooting that injured 13 people standing outside an apartment building.

Wooden Schoolhouse On Virginia's Eastern Shore Becomes 68th Arson Target

The Accomack arsonist has struck again, this time setting an old schoolhouse from the 1900s to blaze.

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