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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gang Trial Info Used To Target Criminals In Virginia

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's office is using information obtained during a recent gang leader's trial to help crack down on criminal street gang activity.

Vote On Pro-Labor Clause For Silver Line Scheduled For This Week

The decision on the controversial pro-labor provision for Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project is on the line this week.

'Green Lane Project' Aims For More Bike Lanes

A new initiative is paving the way for more bicycle lanes in the District.

Researchers To Investigate Art In Society

Researchers will receive grants to investigate the impact of the arts on different parts of society.

Competition Builds For Baltimore's New Carousel

Carousel proposals from two Maryland companies are on the table for Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

D.C. Jazz Festival Fills Streets With Music

The annual D.C. Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend, with a little inspiration from Paris.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 4

Jazz Meets the Classics, John Cage meets The Phillips, and Bill W. founds AA.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

NPS Announces New Trail In Virginia

The nation has 54 new official recreation trails, including one in Warrenton, Va.

Cantor's Legislative Program Disappoints Democrats And Republicans

Both the far right and the left are berating Rep. Eric Cantor's summer legislative program for the U.S. House.

Virginia Launches New Veteran's ID Card

A new veteran's ID card in Virginia will enable returning vets to take advantage of more services and benefits.

Metro Track Work Continues This Weekend

It's another weekend of scheduled track work on Metro. Riders, prepare for delays!

D.C. Area Celebrates 'National Trails Day'

Bikers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to take part in National Trails Day activities in the region.

NTSB Releases Report On Metro Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board's final report on three Metro accidents faults the rail system's inadequate safeguards and lack of communication.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Maryland Gaming Advisory Group Holds First Meeting

A Maryland Advisory Committee held its first meeting Friday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming in the state to Prince George's County.

Loudoun County Divided Over Silver Line Commitment

Loudoun County will be holding a public hearing Monday to hear ideas as to how to pay for their $200 million commitment to the Silver Line construction project.