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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bill Would Ease Deer Hunting In Montgomery County

The law decreases the distance archery hunters need to maintain from occupied buildings, to 100 yards from 150.

Private Sector Could Help Relieve Virginia's Congestion Woes

Building new lanes and charging commuters to use them could be a smart strategy for the commonwealth, says a transportation expert.

Michelle Obama Hosts Healthy "State Dinner" With Help From Kid Chefs

The nutritious meal was arranged in cooperation with winners of a national "Healthy Lunchtime" contest.

Policy Riders Undercut D.C. Residents, Say City Officials

Proposed D.C. policies on marijuana and gun laws are finding opponents in the Republican-controlled House, and D.C. officials are fed up.

Employees To Return To Site Of Navy Yard Shooting

A Navy admiral says 2,700 employees are going to head back to work at the Navy Yard building where 12 people were fatally shot in 2013.

With Transitway, Alexandria And Arlington Not On The Same Track

Elected officials from Alexandria and Arlington gather today to break ground on a new transitway, but the neighboring jurisdictions are moving in different directions.

Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

We'll tour Union Station's lesser-known spots and hear about the restoration that's uncovering artifacts from the train terminal's past.

The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peek At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

The Library of Congress holds a vast collection of reference materials and books — including plenty of erotica and pornography.

Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering Place

A new movement is inviting people across the D.C. region to eat, drink and talk about the loss of loved ones.

White House Butler Dishes on Serving in Nation's Most Famous Home

Frederick, Md. resident Alan Devalerio had a ringside seat to history as a White House butler fror Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Beating The Odds: Coping With The Loss Of An Incarcerated Parent

In part four of our Beating the Odds series, we'll hear from a teenager about the dark period her family experienced after her father went to prison.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

War Crimes Archive Goes On View At Holocaust Museum

Beginning Thursday, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is making the entire U.N. War Crimes Commission archive available to visitors in its research room. The digital archive names thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes.

In Immigration Spat, Advocacy Group Defends Maryland Gov. O'Malley

Supporters of the Democratic governor are coming to his defense after he exchanged barbs with the White House over immigration policy.

D.C. Officials Lambast Republican Effort To Gut City's Gun Laws

Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton today criticized a House measure passed yesterday that would stop the city from enforcing any of its restrictive gun laws.

Virginia Proposes Adding Express Lanes To I-66

Transportation officials hope to transform a heavily congested stretch of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia by adding express lanes, a rapid bus system and a park-and-ride network.