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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Travelers To Hit The Road For Labor Day

Despite higher gas prices, more travelers are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend.

Isaac Drives Gas Prices Up In D.C. Area

The D.C. area may have missed Isaac, but drivers may still feel some of the effects... at the pump.

Maryland Crime Rate Lowest In Decades

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says his state's crime rate is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years.

RNC Roundup: Paul Ryan Revs Up The Crowd, Condi In 2016?

Paul Ryan and Condoleezza Rice headlined the Republican National Convention Wednesday as delegates talked about how to reach out to voting blocs typically outside their base. 

Alexandria Mayor Candidates Avoiding Debate

Candidates for mayor, Andrew Macdonald and Bill Euille, are debating about debates.

Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

November Fireworks Expected For D.C. Council At-Large Race

The race between independent candidates Michael Brown and David Grosso for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council will be one to watch, provided Brown can circumvent a challenge to getting on the ballot.

Analysis: After RNC Speech, Ann Romney Poised To Handle National Stage

Ann Romney took center stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, and Professor Anita McBride explains that her warm reception was no surprise, given Mrs. Romney's background.

Regiment Remembered 150 Years After Second Battle Of Manassas

A century and a half after one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War, the National Park Service helps area residents remember the sacrifices made by soldiers that day.

UVA Students Excited For Obama Visit, Even If It's Not On Campus

As Republicans court voters from Tampa, President Obama has been reaching out to young voters in swing states, including Virginia.

Bail Review For Accused Perry Hall Shooter Postponed

A bail review hearing for 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. has been postponed, as the teen continues to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

MLK Memorial Quote Controversy To Be Put To Rest In September

On the first anniversary of the public unveiling of the memorial dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., it was announced that a controversial paraphrasing of a King quote will be replaced.

A View From The Floor Of The RNC: Maryland Delegate Ellen Sauerbrey

Maryland RNC delegate Ellen Sauerbrey talks with Kojo Nnamdi about how Mitt Romney can appeal to Marylanders, the GOP's challenges with Latino voters and why she's still involved in politics after all these years.

DREAM Act, Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Find Common Ground

In November, Maryland voters will decide the fate of both the DREAM Act and same-sex marriage. Advocates for both initiatives are realizing their causes have much in common.

National Zoo To Open New 'American Trail' Exhibit

The National Zoo is getting a bit more continental, as a new renovated section of the park is reopened called the "American Trail" that will bring a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

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