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Friday, January 6, 2012

'Seize The Days' Project Documents A Life With Cancer

A local oncologist is launching an audio recording project to help cancer patients document how they've changed their post-diagnosis lives.

Laurel Mall Retailers Brace For Big Changes

As developers prepare to demolish Maryland's decades-old Laurel Mall, the retailers who call the space home are bracing for big changes.

This Week On Metro Connection: Taking Stock

We pause to reflect on the year ahead and talk with Washingtonians about what they want from 2012.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mansion To Replace President's Residence At UMD

A new mansion is replacing the president's residence at the University of Maryland College Park.

McDonnell Seeks $37M For Job Creation

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to add another $37 million to job creation initiatives. 

Possible Harry Thomas Jr. Plea Makes For Distracting Day At Council

D.C. Council members got started on their 2012 legislative agenda Wednesday, but observers were far more interested in who wasn't in attendance: Harry Thomas Jr., the council member said to be close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors. 

Jobless Rates In NoVa Lowest In Commonwealth

Residents of Northern Virginia should count themselves lucky, with jobless rates well below the national average, and even other areas of the commonwealth.

Occupy Protesters Resisting Rats, Cold, Eviction

Occupy protesters in D.C. have faced harsh challenges in recent days, with sanitation concerns closing down the kitchen at McPherson Square, and a lawsuit filed to prevent the seizure of their tents by park police.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dog Lost For Four Years Finds Home

A dog that went missing from his Maryland home four years ago was find near Annapolis last week, and reunited with his family.

Renovations Done At Three Montgomery County Schools

Three Montgomery County elementary schools opened after extensive renovations this week, but class sizes are likely to continue to grow unless more funding is secured from the state.

Virginia GOP Rethinking Loyalty Oath Requirement

Republicans in Virginia are reportedly rethinking the requirement that voters sign a loyalty oath pledging to vote Republican in the general election in order to vote in the state primary.

National Journal: Iowa's Effects On Local Primaries

What do the Iowa caucus results mean for the Virginia primary?

Trachtenberg Ends Bid, Brinkley Enters Race For Maryland's 6th District

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A recurrence of breast cancer has forced Duchy Trachtenberg, a Democratic candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, to withdraw her name from consideration.

Financial Issues To Headline Maryland Legislative Session

Maryland's general assembly meets next week, and among the principle issues the legislators will have to stare down is a projected $1.1 billion budger deficit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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