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Monday, December 24, 2012

Md. Elk Tourism Would Raise $4.5 Million Annually, Advocates Say

A new proposal to reintroduce the once-native elk to western Maryland says tourism would generate nearly $4.5 million every year.

Norton 'Optimistic' About D.C. Budget Autonomy In 2013

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she's optimistic federal lawmakers will grant the District budget autonomy in the 113th Congress.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 24, 2012

You can spend Christmas Eve caroling, or look forward to some post-holiday theater.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

D.C. Churches Host Annual Holiday Party For Homeless

Two churches in the District join together at this time every year, to help the homeless and the hungry celebrate the season.

Crowd Control Plans For 2013 Inauguration Underway

President Obama's inauguration is set to draw large crowds of people to downtown Washington. The trick will be making sure those crowds don't clog up the National Mall.

Virginia Gets High Marks For Public Health Preparedness

A new report by two health advocacy groups ranks Virginia as high compared to the rest of the country in being prepared for public health emergencies.

Virginia Mental Health Programs In Need Of Funding

Experts in Virginia say more funding is needed for programs focusing on children's mental health issues.

Public Voices Concern Over Eviction Notice For Jack's Boathouse

Public concern helps the future of Jack's Boathouse on the Potomac River in Georgetown.

Five Diagnosed With Hepatitis C In Maryland

Five more people in Maryland have been diagnosed with the same strain of Hepatitis C.

Same-Sex Couples In Maryland Prepare To Wed On Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, same-sex couples in Maryland will be able to legally wed in the state, and many have already made big plans for the day.

Metro Scales Back Track Work For Holidays

Metro is holding off on most weekend track work over the holiday period.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 25, 2012

Tonight you can have a merry Christmas or a happy Tuesday in D.C.!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Virginia Public Safety Workers To Be Honored In Memorial

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation plans to honor hundreds of public safety workers who have died in the line of duty with a memorial.

D.C. Neighborhood Wins Education Grant

A neighborhood in northeast D.C. has won a $25 million grant to support educational initiative.

Virginia Lawmakers Team Up To Volunteer For Holidays

A few lawmakers put aside their political differences to volunteer together for the holidays.