Local News from WAMU 88.5

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy Goes Post-Tropical, Ravages D.C. Region

The D.C. region is feeling the effects of what is now known as Superstorm Sandy, and emergency officials are urging people to shelter in place if possible. WAMU 88.5 is following the storm closely around the area. 

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 29, 2012

Can artists impact social and political discourse?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Artist Loses Commission In Virginia Due To Religious Symbols

Alexandria leaders have rejected a sculpture for Freedman's Cemetery memorial because it contains religious symbols.

Mandatory Evacuation For Ocean City Residents

Ocean City residents who live downtown must evacuate the resort by 8 p.m. Sunday.

Metro Reminds Riders About Storm Safety

With the possibility of a super storm moving through the D.C. area, Metro riders face some specific dangers.

Sandy Could Be Strongest Storm Ever To Hit East Coast

The latest reports from the National Hurricane Center say Sandy is getting stronger, and is shaping up to be the unprecedented storm forecasters feared.

Virginia Urges Absentee Voting To Power Through Before Storm

The Virginia State Board of Elections is advising local registrars to accommodate voters who ask to vote absentee because of the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Expected To Cause Major Flooding

The Washington, D.C. region is bracing for what's expected to be heavy flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

Metro Suspends Operations For Hurricane Sandy

Metro has suspended all bus and rail services Monday in light of the forecasts of high winds and power outages expected over a wide swath of the D.C. area.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Oil Companies Oppose Ben Cardin's Financial Reform Provision

Oil industry groups are asking the SEC to stop the implementation of a law pushed by a local senator.

Realtors Help Prep Coastal Home Owners For Hurricane Sandy

Ocean City beach house owners are receiving help from local realtors in preparing their coastal properties for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pepco President: Utility More Prepared Than During Derecho

Pepco got raked over the coals this summer for their relatively slow response to outages caused by a derecho storm. The utility's president says they see Sandy coming and are much more prepared this time.

As Hurricane Sandy Tracks Toward Coast, Residents Scramble For Supplies

Residents along the coast of the Delmarva peninsula are taking seriously forecasts that show Hurricane Sandy swiping the region — many stores are already sold out of generators, supplies.

Trick Or Track Work: Weekend Delays Abound On Metro

For those who plan to head to Halloween-themed festivities this weekend, you'll probably have to factor in some extra travel time on the Metro.

D.C.'s Juvenile Justice, Then And Now

A former inmate at D.C.'s Oak Hill juvenile detention facility takes a tour of this notoriously harsh prison — and then meets some residents of the city's new, progressive youth rehab center, New Beginnings.

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