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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tysons Residents Fight To Preserve Area's Last Forest

Some Fairfax County residents are preparing to celebrate a victory in saving one of the last pieces of green space near Tysons Corner. The land was being considered for a four-lane road, but county officials are expected to pull the plan.

Virginia Budget Sets Aside Funding For School Safety Improvements

A task force appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell is set to release recommendations on school safety by the end of the month, and the governor says there will be funding available to implement improvements.

Metro GM: 'Don't Blame Me' For Blue Line Reductions

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says he is not to blame for the decision to reduce the number of Blue Line trains.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Smart Growth Collides With Transit Planning In Alexandria

City leaders in Alexandria have decided to charge for parking at a new affordable housing complex, over the opposition of two of the city council's newest members.

American History Museum Taking Submissions For Farming Exhibit

The National Museum of American History is soliciting articles and accounts for a planned exhibit on agriculture in the United States, tentatively slated for 2015.

Virginia Lawmakers Reject Proposal To Restore Rights To Ex-Convicts

Virginia Republicans have rejected a proposal to restore rights to ex-convicts in the commonwealth who serve time for non-violent crimes, despite the support of the governor and attorney general.

Maryland Officials Advise Using Public Transit To Inauguration

Maryland transportation officials are offering travel advice for those attending the presidential inauguration next week.

Responses Arise Over Guards Carrying Guns In Virginia Schools

The debate continues over whether security guards in Virginia's public schools should carry guns.

Free Flu Vaccinations Available In Prince George's County

Two walk-in clinics in Prince George's County are offering free flu vaccinations today.

O'Malley And Bloomberg Address Gun Violence At Baltimore Forum

Some of the most important experts on gun violence are gathered at a forum in Baltimore.

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.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012