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Friday, November 2, 2012

Coastal Residents Healing After Close Brush With Hurricane Sandy

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Already the physical rebuilding has begun on the Eastern Shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. For those who felt the storm's effects most acutely, there comes emotional rebuilding as well.

Winter Is Coming: D.C. Tests Out New Plow Tracking System

The District is testing out a new program that will give plow drivers a live view of the streets they're covering, instead of relying on the old system of paper maps.

Analysis: Both Parties Courting Asian-Americans To Swing Virginia

Asian-Americans are a rapidly growing demographic in Virginia, and as National Journal's Shane Goldmacher explains, with no traditional allegiance to either party, they are being heavily courted at every level.

Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery Closures Snarl Blue Line Over Weekend

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Weekend Metro riders may want to avoid the Blue Line going into Virginia this weekend, as the closure of the Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery Metro stations may make the journey a major headache.

Analysis: Pepco Powers Through Storm, Political Polls Reveal Latest Percentages

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis on the latest campaign polls.

MPD Officer Stabbed, Suspect Fatally Shot

A Metro Police Department officer was stabbed and a suspect shot when police responded to a domestic abuse call in Northeast D.C.

Pipe Bomb Suspect Arrested In Montana

A man Virginia authorities called "armed and dangerous" has been captured in Montana.

Alexandria Begins Public Outreach To Improve City's Parks

The City of Alexandria wants its residents to tell them what to do with its parks.

Man Sentenced For Plotting To Blow Up Pentagon, Capitol

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 17 years for his role in plotting to blow up the Pentagon and Capitol.

Ohio Is A Battleground If Republicans Take Virginia

Many have predicted that the presidential race will come down to Ohio, but that's only if Republicans can take Virginia.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

With Margins Close In Virginia, Goode Could Prove The Presidential Spoiler

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Recent polls show President Obama and Gov. Romney neck and neck in Virginia, which is elevating the status of Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode to potential spoiler.

Bike-Vehicle Collisions On The Rise In Montgomery County

Bicycle riders have the right to use the road in the absence of a bike lane, though many motorists don't know or respect this — a fact that Montgomery County is trying to address with new signs.

Six-Day Sentence Sought For Former D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown

Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown to six days in jail followed by three years of supervised release for his guilty plea to bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

UVA's Bjoring Center Shines Historic Spotlight On WWII Nurses

Overworked and using medical equipment that would shock practicing professionals today, the nurses who joined the effort in the Second World War are remembered in the Bjoring Center's fascinating historical archives.

Georgetown ANC Candidate Could Become Youngest Openly-Gay Elected Official

A 20-year-old candidate running unopposed for the Advisory Neighborhood Council in the District may soon become the youngest openly-gay elected official in the country.