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Friday, June 29, 2012

Loudoun Holds Final Work Group On Silver Line

The Loudoun County Board is meeting Friday night, with an eye towards finalizing their plans on how to pay for their share of Phase 2 of the Silver Line, if at all.

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Deal On Transportation

Lawmakers in the D.C. region were among the majority supporting a massive bill passed Friday, which not only funds transportation projects, but improves safety standards for systems like the Metro.

Dew Tour In Ocean City Will Be Bigger, Free For All

The Dew Tour, a showcase featuring some of the biggest names in action sports, will be free for all who want to attend.

Metro Track Work Continues Despite Heat

Despite the heat, Metro says scheduled track work will continue this weekend.

Metro Fares To Increase On July 1

Metro customers who use the station's parking garages will notice a 25 cent increase. A dollar surcharge will be added to all paper fare cards.

One Man Missing After Warehouse Roof Collapses In Landover

An employee of a paper warehouse in Landover, Md. is still missing after an accident Thursday night led to a roof collapse.

Heat Advisory In Effect In D.C. Region Until 9 P.M.

The D.C. region is starting to swelter as temperatures rise on the first of what is expected to be several days of record or near-record high temperatures.

Analysis: Senator Rand Paul Derails D.C. Budget Autonomy Momentum

Rand Paul may have caused the District to lose its shot for budget autonomy for the upcoming fiscal year .

Analysis: UVA Reinstates Sullivan, Gambling Bill In Maryland Stalls

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney discusses how Teresa Sullivan's reinstatement as UVA president affects Gov. Bob McDonnell, and provides the latest analysis on Maryland's gambling bill.

Korean Gang Members Charged With Violence In Fairfax

Federal prosecutors say a Korean gang has been extorting money from businesses in Fairfax County.

Comedian Rachel Feinstein Returns To D.C.

Bethesda native comedian Rachel Feinstein is returning to the area to perform at the Riot Act Comedy Theater in the District.

Jellygeddon? After Warm Spring, Jellyfish Count May Soar This Summer

Swimmers beware: experts are predicting that the jellyfish population in the Chesapeake Bay could be especially high this year.

Staffer Stole From D.C. Council Member's Campaign Fund

A campaign staffer for D.C. Council member Michael Brown has been stealing from his boss's campaign fund.

Local Lawmakers Look Ahead After SCOTUS Health Care Ruling

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act were rejoicing after the Supreme Court ruling this week, but lawmakers in Virginia are still trying to sort out exactly what this will mean for Medicaid in the state.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cuccinelli: Health Care Decision Defines Limit Of Federal Power

While he was disappointed the Affordable Care Act wasn't overturned, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli  sees a silver lining in it for those who advocate restraints on federal power.

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