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Friday, March 8, 2013

Hearings On Virginia's Abortion Clinic Regulation Continues

Virginia's abortion clinic regulations could force most of the state's 20 existing clinics to close.

Virginia Farming Exports Break Records

While the sequester threatens to hit Virginia's economy especially hard, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday that the commonwealth hit a record in agricultural exports.

Bruce Allen: 'Redskins' Team Name Not Offensive

A Native American group is again challenging the rights of the Washington Redskins to use their team name, arguing that it is racist and disparaging.

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Small Town Brings Big City Theater To Virginia's Eastern Shore

For more than 25 years, the North Street Playhouse has been challenging theatergoers in the town of Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

'The Hands of War': A Washingtonian Reflects On Childhood Consumed By Conflict

D.C. resident Marione Ingram revisits difficult childhood memories of World War II in her new memoir, "The Hands of War."

Obamacare 101: What Local Residents Need To Know

The way the new Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — will affect you depends on which side of the Potomac River you call home.

Using Sandboxes To Save Soldiers' Lives

Researchers at Fort Belvoir in Virginia are using massive sandboxes to test the next generation of mine-detecting equipment.

Does The D.C. Of The Future Need Parking?

D.C. is on the verge of entering a big fight over cars and parking, as zoning officials consider whether to allow developers not to include parking spaces in all new buildings.

The Struggle To Honor A Hero In The Fight Against Slavery

This weekend marks 100 years since the death of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, and there's a renewed push to establish a national park in her honor.

How Ellis Island's Immigrant Artifacts Washed Up In Maryland

After Superstorm Sandy, a huge collection of artifacts from New York's Ellis Island were rushed to a storage facility in Landover, Md.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

National Archives Stolen Documents Case Makes History

The case of stolen historical documents has turned out to be one of the largest investigators have ever seen.

Early Voting And Offshore Wind Power Advance In Maryland Senate

Lawmakers in Annapolis advanced two major bills, though in dramatically different fashion.

Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Making 'Unbelievable' Strides

The Alexandria Police officer who survived a gunshot to the head during a traffic stop last week is making considerable strides towards recovery, according to this wife.

FBI Fields 35 Proposals For New HQ

The competition to be the site of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's new $1.2 billion headquarters is as hot as ever, with several dozen proposals from inside the Beltway.