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Monday, August 27, 2012

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 27

A Life on Stage, The King and I, and Rodriguez.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

D.C. Council Members Question Purpose Of Traffic Cameras

Skyrocketing traffic camera fines have a pair of D.C. council members asking whether the new technology is being used for safety purposes or to boost city revenue.

Virginia Seeking Help Collecting Acorns

In an effort to preserve native trees, the Virginia Department of Forestry is asking residents for help in collecting acorns and seeds.

Virginia Launches News Pesticides Website

Virginia has launched a website to assist homeowners, gardeners and others on the safe use of pesticides.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Local Artist Paints Mural At Ben's Chili Bowl

A local artist spent the weekend painting a mural on a wall at Ben's Chili Bowl.

Virginia Lawmaker Pushes For Casinos

A Virginia lawmaker is advocating for casinos to bring in more state revenue.

Deadline Looms For Virginia To Request Storm Damage Funds

The deadline for Virginia officials and state non-profit groups to request federal aid for storm damage is Sept. 13.

Montgomery County Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Teen Violence

As a new school year approaches, Montgomery County officials are stepping up efforts to prevent teen dating violence.

Obama Campaign Scheduled To Visit Virginia

Obama is scheduled to campaign in battleground Virginia this week.

Old Water Mains Could Affect Maryland Buildings

Over a thousand buildings in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties are dangerously close to large water mains that could burst.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bethesda Honors Its Three Olympic Heroes

Bethesda, Md., was lucky enough to be represented by three Olympians in the 2012 games in London, including 15-year-old gold medal winner Katie Ledecky, and the town turned to celebrate.

Accused FRC Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of a shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council last week has pleaded not guilty to charges on Friday.

Candidates For Virginia's Second District Pitch Bipartisanship

In a Congressional District that defies easy categorization, both the Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger are touting their ability to compromise as a major selling point.

Virginia Firefighters Raise Funds To Help Family Of Fallen Marine

A Virginia marine was killed last week in Afghanistan by one of the local police he was working to train. A group has banded together near his hometown to raise money for his wife and four children.

VDOT Warns Of Construction Delays On I-66

Progress on the 495 Express Lanes project his weekend will bog down traffic on I-66 westbound approaching Capitol Hill.

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