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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Virginia To Decide On Future Of State's Medicaid

Virginia lawmakers must decide what kind of health insurance exchange to use in the Commonwealth.

O'Malley Appoints Head Of Governor's Office for Children

Maryland has a new head of the Governor's Office for Children.

One Dead In Double Stabbing At Woodley Park Metro

One man is dead after a double stabbing at the Woodley Park Metro station in Northwest D.C.

Oil Lobbyists Target Sen. Mark Warner In New Ad

Election season may have just ended, but interest groups are already putting pressure on local candidates facing reelection in a couple of years.

Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

All poultry farms on the Eastern Shore could soon be in hot water for pollution violations under the Clean Water Act.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Coalition Proposes Immigration And Migration Museum

A coalition of ethnic and minority groups is calling for a presidential commission to look into creating a new and different type of museum in D.C.

Dulles Airport Turns 50 Years Old

Dulles International Airport is marking a major milestone — 50 years!

Ocean City Working To Improve Safety On Coastal Highway

Ocean City officials are working with Maryland's State Highway Administration to improve pedestrian safety along Coastal Highway.

Friday, November 16, 2012

MWAA Officials Grilled On Capitol Hill

Metropolitian Washington Airports Authority chairman Michael Curto and CEO Jack Potter were in Capitol Hill on Friday, as the House Oversight Committee questioned them over the results of an audit that unearthed improprieties.

Gaza Conflict Sparks Protests In Washington

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine gathered in Washington D.C. to call for an end to hostilities. Even so, they were divided police line, a symbol of the larger problems underpinning the conflict.

Maryland DREAM Act Supporters Reflect On Meaning Of Victory

maryland lt. gov. anthony brown

Supporters of the DREAM Act in Maryland are still basking in the glow of their electoral victory, and reflecting on what it means for the national conversation on immigration.

Single Tracking Abounds This Weekend

Metro riders will find single tracking adding minutes to travel times this weekend on every line but the Green Line.

D.C. Council Moves Forward On Child Sexual Abuse Bill

D.C. council members have given preliminary approval to legislation that would hold more adults liable for failing to report the sexual abuse of a child.

Long Election Day Lines The Target Of Federal Legislation

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly and Sen. Mark Warner are proposing federal legislation to address the prohibitively long lines that snarled the commonwealth and other states on Election Day.

New Arlington Homeless Shelter Up For Vote By County Board

The Arlington County Board will vote next week on whether to acquire an office building near the Courthouse Metro for use as a homeless shelter.