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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dewey Beach Laws Are Costly For Musicians

Two new laws in a popular Delaware resort have musicians and bar owners up in arms.

Rolling Thunder Rolls Into D.C. Memorial Day Weekend

The 25th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally for veterans kicks off this weekend, closing some roads in the area.

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Weekend To Remember Love Ones Lost

While many in the D.C. area are taking the Memorial Day holiday to relax, family and spouses of service members who lost their lives serving their country are taking the time to remember the fallen.

Analysis: Mayor Vincent Gray, 'A Fool Or A Liar'

With two campaign aides pleading guilty in connection to a federal probe looking into fraud in his 2010 campaign, Washington Post columnist says Mayor Vincent Gray is 'either a fool or a liar,' when he says he wasn't aware of improprieties.

Lady Arm Wrestlers Kick Butt, Entertain In Charlottesville

A group of strong-willed and strong-armed ladies in Charlottesville have pioneered the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers — an organization that raises money while doing battle with one another.

Metro Maintenance On Green, Red Lines

While many will enjoy a three-day vacation this weekend, track work on the Metro marches on as ever, with crews performing repairs and installations on the Red and Green Lines.

Road Closures Abound For Memorial Day Weekend

Road closures abound for the bevy of parades in the D.C. area this weekend commemorating Memorial Day. Check out the parade routes so you can avoid getting stuck in your car.

Maryland Hit-And-Run Driver Found Guilty Of Killing Bicyclist

The driver responsible for the hit-and-run death of an aspiring politician in Prince George's County faces a sentence of as last as ten years in jail, after a jury handed down a guilty verdict on Thursday.

Analysis: Senate Agrees On FDA Bill, But Not On Student Loans

David Hawkings of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing explains how it was possible that 96 senators voted for the same thing this week, and whether a similar agreement on a troubled student loan bill will be possible later this year. 

Ocean City's 'Summer Of Thanks' Begins This Weekend

Ocean City has enhanced slate of activities scheduled this year for their 'Summer of Thanks,' starting Memorial Day weekend with a laser light show, an arts and craft fair, and lots more.

Virginia Wants Tourists To Go 'Old School' In Rural Towns

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has introduced a campaign for road trips which embraces the nostalgia of Virginia's small towns.

Maryland Republicans Fighting Special Session On Gambling

Maryland Republicans are taking Governor Martin O'Malley and Democrats to task for considering a special session specifically to take up gambling. 

Chuck Brown Memorial Services Scheduled For Next Week

Memorial services for go-go legend Chuck Brown have been scheduled for next week.

Marion Barry Offends Polish People During Apology To Asians

Gaffe-prone D.C. Council member Marion Barry used a derogatory term for Polish people during an apology to the city's Asian-American community Thursday.

Montgomery County Teen Court Going Strong For 15 Years

Teen Court volunteer students have been laying down judgments for their teenage peers for the past 15 years in Montgomery County.