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Monday, April 23, 2012

Thompson Firm Holds $6.3 Million Virgin Islands Contract

The accounting firm of Jeffrey Thompson, the big-time D.C. political donor now under federal investigation, holds a contract with the U.S. Virgin Islands worth more than $6.3 million. Records show Thompson raised significant campaign contributions for a member of Congress from the U.S. territory.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 23

Blue Eyes, classic homes, and portraits of Quietude.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Republicans Reaching Out To Hispanic Voters

The Republican National Committee is placing more attention on winning Hispanic votes in Virginia this year.

Computer Simulation Forecasts Chesapeake Bay's Future

A new computer simulation will help scientists determine how human behavior and climate will impact the Chesapeake Bay.

Arlington Seeks To Expand Energy Performance Labels

Arlington leaders are launching a new program to label how much energy is consumed in county buildings.

Colobus Monkey Born At Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo is welcoming a new black and white colobus monkey to their family.

Former Marriott Employee Sentenced For Embezzlement

A former Marriott International employee has been sentenced to prison for embezzling money from the hotel chain.

Virginia Reminds Residents Of Safe Digging

Virginia is reminding residents to call 811 before starting any projects that might require digging near utility lines.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Republicans Push To Cut Food Stamps Funding

Democrats in the region are fighting a proposal to slash billions of dollars from the federal food stamp program; Republicans say the cuts are necessary to trim the budget.

Marine Dead In Barracks Row Stabbing

One man is dead and another is in police custody after a stabbing incident in southeast D.C. Saturday morning.

BGE Customers To Receive $100 Credit

Most Baltimore Gas and Electric customers will receive a $100 credit on their bills next month.

Loudoun Building Gets Energy Award

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Loudoun County building with the Energy Star Certification.

Virginia Spitball Case Goes To Supreme Court

The case of the Virginia student shooting spitballs at other students in 2010 is going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Poultry Pollution Lawsuit Postponed

The court date for the poultry pollution lawsuit against a Maryland-based poultry company and contract grower has been postponed.

Maryland Hires New State Superintendent Of Schools

Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Lillian Lowery has been hired as Maryland's new State Superintendent of Schools.

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