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Monday, March 19, 2012

Alexandria Seeking The City's Best Landscaping

Spring has sprung, as Alexandria is seeking nominations from residents for the properties that best excel in the area of property beautification and landscaping excellence.

Metro Workers Plead Guilty To Coin-Stealing Scheme

Two Metro workers have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court after bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars in coins from fare machines over several years.

Report: DC Water Rigged EPA Lead Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency was "intentionally misled" about lead levels by officials at DC Water, according to the D.C. inspector general's office.

Energy Tax Increase Here To Stay In Montgomery County

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett's plan to keep a controversial energy tax has roiled business leaders in the area who expected it to be a temporary measure when it was passed two years ago.

What's In A Name? Virginia Selling Naming Rights For Roads, Bridges

In an effort to drum up badly-needed revenue to repair transportation infrastructure, Virginia may soon begin selling the naming rights for roads and bridges in the Commonwealth.

Person Fatally Struck By Red Line Train

Red Line trains have resumed normal service, following an earlier incident of a man fatally struck by a train at White Flint station.

CQ Roll Call: Rep. Ryan To Release Budget, Mikulski Honored As Longest-Serving Woman In Congress

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will release a budget plan this week that most Democrats and some Republicans are expected to oppose.

EPA Awards Grants To Restore Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the government with grants to help improve roads and water quality.

MPD Investigating Possible Bias-Related Crimes

Police are still looking for suspects in three crimes against gay and transgender individuals during the past few weeks. It remains to be seen whether they would all be treated as bias-related. 

Minivan Slams Through Window Of Day Care Center

An adult daycare center in Northeast D.C. is boarded up this morning after a freak parking accident on Sunday.

Sen. Mikulski Honored For Long Tenure In Congress

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) will be honored this week for serving 35 years in Congress.

Virginia Fails In Corruption Risk Report, Maryland Ranks Low

Virginia and Maryland fared poorly in a state integrity review released this week, with Virginia achiving an 'F' overall on its corruption risk report card.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 19

Into the Woods, into small spaces, and Ma Rainey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gray Campaign Received More Than $100K From Thompson Associates

Suspicious money orders from a D.C. campaign fundraiser under investigation have been linked to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign, and now, a closer look at campaign records shows some other bundled contributions that were submitted in money order form.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alexandria Redevelopment Efforts To Go Forward

A judge has ruled against halting Alexandria's waterfront redevelopment plans.

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