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Friday, June 29, 2012

Metro Fares To Increase On July 1

Metro customers who use the station's parking garages will notice a 25 cent increase. A dollar surcharge will be added to all paper fare cards.

One Man Missing After Warehouse Roof Collapses In Landover

An employee of a paper warehouse in Landover, Md. is still missing after an accident Thursday night led to a roof collapse.

Heat Advisory In Effect In D.C. Region Until 9 P.M.

The D.C. region is starting to swelter as temperatures rise on the first of what is expected to be several days of record or near-record high temperatures.

Analysis: Senator Rand Paul Derails D.C. Budget Autonomy Momentum

Rand Paul may have caused the District to lose its shot for budget autonomy for the upcoming fiscal year .

Analysis: UVA Reinstates Sullivan, Gambling Bill In Maryland Stalls

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney discusses how Teresa Sullivan's reinstatement as UVA president affects Gov. Bob McDonnell, and provides the latest analysis on Maryland's gambling bill.

Korean Gang Members Charged With Violence In Fairfax

Federal prosecutors say a Korean gang has been extorting money from businesses in Fairfax County.

Comedian Rachel Feinstein Returns To D.C.

Bethesda native comedian Rachel Feinstein is returning to the area to perform at the Riot Act Comedy Theater in the District.

Jellygeddon? After Warm Spring, Jellyfish Count May Soar This Summer

Swimmers beware: experts are predicting that the jellyfish population in the Chesapeake Bay could be especially high this year.

Staffer Stole From D.C. Council Member's Campaign Fund

A campaign staffer for D.C. Council member Michael Brown has been stealing from his boss's campaign fund.

Local Lawmakers Look Ahead After SCOTUS Health Care Ruling

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act were rejoicing after the Supreme Court ruling this week, but lawmakers in Virginia are still trying to sort out exactly what this will mean for Medicaid in the state.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cuccinelli: Health Care Decision Defines Limit Of Federal Power

While he was disappointed the Affordable Care Act wasn't overturned, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli  sees a silver lining in it for those who advocate restraints on federal power.

Analysis: Implementing The Affordable Care Act In Maryland, Virginia

The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, leaving states open to implement it. Andy Hyman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains the steps Virginia and Maryland will have to take moving forward.

Local Naval Academy Grad Among AT&T National Leaders

Local resident and Naval Academy grad Billy Hurley III was among the leaders in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Thursday, shooting 2-under.

Forest Fire Fills Area With Smoky Smell

Across the D.C. area, residents have called fire departments reporting a smoky smell. Fire departments report that fires in the far-away Shenandoah forests may actually be responsible.

Virginia Leaders Disagree With Ruling, Even As They Prepare To Follow

Virginia's Republican governor and attorney general offered strong reactions to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday, even as they prepare to adhere to the court's decision.

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