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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Sediment Plume Caused Less Damage Than Feared

Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the Chesapeake Bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared.

Dulles Toll Fee Increases

Drivers are seeing a 25-cent increase on the Dulles Toll Road beginning Jan. 1.

Delaware High Court Strikes Down Watershed Buffer Regulations

Delaware's high court has struck down state regulations requiring buffers around new development near the Inland Bays watershed.

Johns Hopkins Professors Create 'Permanent' Calendar

Two professors from Johns Hopkins  are proposing a new calendar in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.

Regional Lawmakers Look At The Year Ahead

Virginia Republican Congressman Rob Whitman and Maryland Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen look ahead to the political year that may be in 2012.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rockville Ice Rink Reopens

After three years of being closed, the ice rink at Rockville Town Center re-opens this weekend.

Rockville Ice Rink Reopens

After three years of being closed, the ice rink at Rockville Town Center re-opens this weekend.

Rockville Ice Rink Reopens

After three years of being closed, the ice rink at Rockville Town Center re-opens this weekend.

Area Hospitals Strive For Healthier, Locally-Grown Food

Some area hospitals are working hard to increase the amount of fresh, local food available to patients.

New Montgomery County Bag Fee Starts Jan. 1

A new 5-cent fee on paper and plastic bags goes in to effect in Maryland's Montgomery County Jan. 1.

D.C.'s "SoberRide" Expands Hours

The D.C. area's SoberRide program has been working overtime to take drunk drivers off local roads during the holiday season.

Maryland Toll Bridges To Receive Security Upgrades

A handful of Maryland toll bridges are getting an $11 million security upgrade.

D.C. Sees Biggest Homicide Drop in Nearly 50 Years

D.C. saw "the biggest drop in homicides in nearly 50 years" in 2011, according to Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Perry, Gingrich Ballot Battles Go To Court

A Northern Virginia attorney is stepping up to sue to put Newt Gingrich on Virginia's Republican primary ballot. Rick Perry, who's also suing over not qualifying for the ballot, got some bad news on his case in Virginia court yesterday.

D.C. Must Pay $1M In Legal Fees For Gun Ban Case

The District of Columbia has been ordered to pay $1 million in legal fees to a resident that sued over the city's gun ban in 2003.

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