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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Davey Johnson Stays As Nationals Manager For 2013 Season

The Washington Nationals' Davey Johnson is returning for one more season.

Maryland Lawmakers Say Law Petitioning Process Too Easy

Some Maryland lawmakers are wondering whether the Internet made it too easy for citizens to petition a new law to the ballot?

Damascus Residents Approve Beer And Wine Sales

Some restaurants in Damascus, Md. will soon be adding new items to their beverage menus.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wisp Resort Finds Buyer To Prevent Closure

Maryland's only ski resort, which had faced the threat of bankruptcy, may now be able to remain open.

Fairfax County Looks To Streamline Voting Process

The long lines to vote in Fairfax County Tuesday evening have some officials looking to speed up the process.

GWU Overstates Top Percentile Of Incoming Students

George Washington University reveals it's been overstating the percentage of incoming freshmen that graduated in the top 10 percent.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Navy Refocuses On Preventing Sexual Assaults After Two Sailors Arrested In Japan

The Navy has said they are renewing efforts to prevent sexual assaults in their ranks, after two sailors were arrested in Japan on rape charges.

In Wake Of Sandy, Virginia Man Preps For 'Doomsday'

One former Loudoun County sheriff's deputy is preparing his whole family and others for doomsday, whatever its form.

Length Of Commute Linked To Education, Income Levels

The length of one's commute in the D.C. area is directly tied to one's income and educational level, according to a Brookings Institute study, underscoring the need for better transportation planning.

Analysis: Looking Ahead After Decisive Election Days in Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Election Day results are broken down by Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney, who observes the purple state trend in Virginia, Gov. O'Malley's rising star in Maryland, and a renewed commitment to ethics on the D.C. Council.

Suspected Fungal Meningitis Cases Rise In Virginia

Health officials say the number of suspected fungal meningitis cases in Virginia has risen to 50.

Maryland Biologists Save Turtles From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy affected much of Assateague Island's land and some wildlife, but a nest of loggerhead turtle hatchlings were saved from the storm.

Weekend Track Work Extends To Veterans Day

Track work will snag the Green, Orange and Red lines through Veteran's Day on Monday, when those still heading to work will have to cope with a Saturday schedule.

Analysis: New Members Prepare For Capital Hill, Local Lawmakers Eye House Leadership

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talk about which local lawmakers are top candidates for Nancy Pelosi's seat, and how the new House members adjust to life on Capitol Hill.

Bus Driver Convicted For Killing Dozens In 2011 Crash

The driver of a Sky Express Bus that crashed along Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people and injuring dozens more, is convicted.