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Monday, November 12, 2012

Gay Marriage Law Expected To Generate $63M In Maryland

The state of Maryland stands to gain quite a bit from the decision voters made on Election Day to pass the same-sex marriage referendum, as wedding-related expenditures generate significant revenue.

Kennedy Center's Theater Lab Reopens After Renovation

The Theater Lab is just the latest Kennedy Center theater to complete a renovation, reopening on Monday night with a free performance featuring music and poetry.

Montgomery Co. Superintendent Delivers First 'State Of The Schools' Address

dr. joshua starr

Dr. Joshua Starr praised the Montgomery County School system in his first-ever "State of the Schools" address Monday, appealing to business leaders and defending public education against its critics.

Baltimore City Employees Accused Of Stealing Scrap Metal

Several employees of Baltimore's Department of Transportation are accused of stealing city property and selling it for scrap metal. 

Alexandria Elementary School Honors Vets With Breakfast

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On this observed Veteran's Day, some elementary school students in Alexandria are participating in a time-honored tradition.

D.C. Police Investigate Woman's Death At Police Station

D.C. police are investigating the death of a woman who injured herself in her cell Friday night, and later died at a local hospital.

Walter Reed Janitors In Labor Dispute With Contractor

Janitors who work at the Walter Reed military medical center in Bethesda say they haven't been paid in two weeks — but they've been hesitant to strike out of concern for the hospital's patients. 

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?