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Monday, November 12, 2012

New Data Reveals Greater Impact Of 2011 Virginia Quake

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the 2011 east coast earthquake was felt over an area 20 times larger than previous research suggested.

Vietnam Veterans Gather At Memorial For Its 30th Anniversary

Veterans and their families gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this weekend were touched by the words of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rick Shinseki, himself a Vietnam vet, who said that the soldiers in that war all came back changed. 

Tom Davis: D.C. Budget Autonomy Has A Good Chance

Former Rep. Tom Davis believes D.C.'s effort to grant its own budget autonomy from the federal government won't be met with too much opposition in Congress. 

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 12, 2012

You can contemplate the nature of love and loss at events that are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Arlington Undecided Over Reevesland's Future

Members of the Arlington County Board are considering whether to sell a historic property, or turn it into a learning center.

Historic Tradesmen To Burn Bricks For Restoration Projects

About 20,000 bricks will be created and burnded for several historic restoration projects in Williamsburg.

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.