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Monday, March 18, 2013

Prince George's Rushern Baker Seeks More Control Over Public Schools

County Executive Rushern Baker wants to take over the school system's $1.7 billion budget while reducing the power of the Board of Education.

Sterling Homeowner Fatally Shoots Teenaged Intruder

Police say a teenager in Sterling, Va., was fatally shot in the early morning hours Sunday, after mistakenly breaking and entering into the home of a neighbor.

D.C. Fire Department Inventory List Overstated

A D.C. Fire Department report shows as many as six vehicles now out of service erroneously listed in inventory, raising questions about recent vehicle shortages.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 18

One of mankind's greatest attributes is the ability to create. This week you can see three exhibits that speak to human ingenuity and artistry.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Democrats Concerned Over EPA Cuts In Spending Bill

Some Democratic lawmakers say environmental cuts in the Senate spending bill could affect the EPA's ability to improve air quality.

House Lawmakers Concerned About Affects Of Spending Provisions On Sequestration

Some House lawmakers are worried that the massive spending bill includes too many special interest projects, which will increase chances of a government shutdown.

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.

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