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Monday, January 14, 2013

Analysis: Republican Threats Of Government Shutdown Continue

Lawmakers are facing a number of pressing issues, including debates about extending the debt ceiling and funding the federal government, says CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings.

Officials Put Finishing Touches On Inauguration Plans

Preparations are almost complete for the presidential inauguration next week, and many of the parade participants and others gathered for a dress rehearsal Sunday.

Thousands Of Metro Rebates Going Unclaimed

Metro riders may have a little extra money waiting for them.

Region's Lawmakers Divided On Gun Control Recommendations

Vice President Joe Biden is due to present gun control recommendations to the president this week, but lawmakers in the D.C. region are as divided as Congress at large on what should be done.

Eleanor Holmes Norton To Hold Inauguration Ticket Lottery

More than 3,500 D.C. residents put their names into the hat for a local politicians' drawing for tickets to the inauguration.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 14

Monday night, you can see a musical about the woman who felled a strongman, or view a series of paintings that puts the "art" in "arts and crafts."

Va. Lawmakers Address Voting Irregularities On Election Day

Democrats in the region are increasing their efforts to address voting irregularities during last year's election.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Eastern Shore Residents Still Recovering After Sandy

It's been more than two months, and some residents in the Eastern Shore are still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Spring Weather Will Determine Chesapeake Bay's Health

The health of the Chesapeake Bay during the coming year depends on the weather over the next several months, according to scientists at the University of Maryland.

Virginia Republicans Continue Fight For Offshore Drilling

Virginia Republicans are redoubling their efforts to bring offshore gas drilling to the Commonwealth.

Redevelopment Aims To Urbanize Southwest D.C.

Plans are underway to redevelop a 15-block section of southwest D.C., and in doing so, link two of the city's key attractions.

Prince George's County Investigate Tide Detergent Theft

Police are investigating the widespread theft of a popular laundry detergent.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Martin O'Malley And Colorado Governor Bet On Playoff Game

A trip to the AFC title game isn't the only thing on the line when the Baltimore Ravens take on the Denver Broncos Saturday.

Fairfax County To Launch Express Connector Service From Burke To Tyson's

Fairfax County Department of Transportation is beginning the first public transit to Tysons from the Burke area.

Report Guides Virginia On Dealing With Rising Seas

A new report urges Virginia lawmakers to take action on the state's rising sea levels.