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Monday, January 7, 2013

Spate Of Mail Thefts Strike Montgomery County

The next time you go to pay a bill, think twice about dropping a check in your mailbox. Montgomery County police are warning residents about a string of thefts out of residential mailboxes.

Maryland Fracking Opponents Call For Study

Environmentalists in Maryland are renewing the push for a moratorium on fracking for natural gas until a study has been conducted.

New K9 Bus Line Speeds Up Rush Hour Service

Regular commuters along New Hampshire Avenue are getting a long sought after reprieve with the addition of the K9 bus line — which will have just half the stops of the existing K6.

D.C.'s Charter Schools Maintain Higher Expulsion Rate

Charter schools in the District continue to maintain a significantly higher expulsion rate than their public school counterparts, according to a recent review of DCPS data.

Ticketmaster Goofs Inaugural Ball Tickets Sales

There's been a mix-up involving ticket sales to some events related to the upcoming Inaugural Parade and Ball.

Advisory Commission Considers Drilling Rules For Marcellus Shale

A state panel developing rules for natural gas drilling in western Maryland is considering possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly session.

Analysis: Sequester Cuts Continue To Loom, House Republicans Initially Opposed Boehner's Re-Election

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest in lawmakers' plans to address the sequester cuts.

Virginia Beach Tries To Lure NBA Team With Multimillion-Dollar Arena

The mayor of Virginia Beach says today is the deadline for an agreement on proposed $300 million sports arena for the seaside town.

Prosecutors Undecided On Retrial Of D.C. Man In Vendor Beating Case

D.C. prosecutors have not yet decided whether to retry a man whose conviction for the beating and robbery of an 83-year-old vendor was overturned.

Virginia Lawmakers Make Efforts To Protect Defense Budget

Despite last week's dodge from the fiscal cliff, Virginia lawmakers are still making efforts to keep billions of dollars in spending cuts from hitting the region's defense industry.

Candidates For D.C.'s Special Election Struggle To Get Signatures

Nearly 20 candidates have filed paperwork to run in D.C.'s special election in April, but the biggest hurdle may be getting on the ballot.

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