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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Democrats Confident In Regaining House

The region's Democrats are confident in their ability to retake the U.S. House after this year's elections.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Virginia Travel Campaign Encouraging Road Trips

Virginia tourism officials are encouraging travelers to skip the flights and hit the roads.

AAA Offers Memorial Day Travel Tips

Traveling with children this Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few tips for a more pleasant trip.

Seagrasses Declining In Local Waters

Water quality and high temperatures are causing seagrasses to decline in coastal bays on the Eastern Shore.

Reward Offered For Info On C&O Canal Theft

Police are offering a reward in Maryland for information about stolen equipment in the C&O Canal.

Dewey Beach Laws Are Costly For Musicians

Two new laws in a popular Delaware resort have musicians and bar owners up in arms.

Rolling Thunder Rolls Into D.C. Memorial Day Weekend

The 25th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally for veterans kicks off this weekend, closing some roads in the area.

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Weekend To Remember Love Ones Lost

While many in the D.C. area are taking the Memorial Day holiday to relax, family and spouses of service members who lost their lives serving their country are taking the time to remember the fallen.

Analysis: Mayor Vincent Gray, 'A Fool Or A Liar'

With two campaign aides pleading guilty in connection to a federal probe looking into fraud in his 2010 campaign, Washington Post columnist says Mayor Vincent Gray is 'either a fool or a liar,' when he says he wasn't aware of improprieties.

Lady Arm Wrestlers Kick Butt, Entertain In Charlottesville

A group of strong-willed and strong-armed ladies in Charlottesville have pioneered the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers — an organization that raises money while doing battle with one another.

Metro Maintenance On Green, Red Lines

While many will enjoy a three-day vacation this weekend, track work on the Metro marches on as ever, with crews performing repairs and installations on the Red and Green Lines.

Road Closures Abound For Memorial Day Weekend

Road closures abound for the bevy of parades in the D.C. area this weekend commemorating Memorial Day. Check out the parade routes so you can avoid getting stuck in your car.

Maryland Hit-And-Run Driver Found Guilty Of Killing Bicyclist

The driver responsible for the hit-and-run death of an aspiring politician in Prince George's County faces a sentence of as last as ten years in jail, after a jury handed down a guilty verdict on Thursday.

Analysis: Senate Agrees On FDA Bill, But Not On Student Loans

David Hawkings of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing explains how it was possible that 96 senators voted for the same thing this week, and whether a similar agreement on a troubled student loan bill will be possible later this year. 

Ocean City's 'Summer Of Thanks' Begins This Weekend

Ocean City has enhanced slate of activities scheduled this year for their 'Summer of Thanks,' starting Memorial Day weekend with a laser light show, an arts and craft fair, and lots more.