While the Justice Department continues reviewing the revised statewide General Assembly districts in Virginia, both chambers of the state legislature will return to Richmond Thursday to decide how to redraw the Congressional boundaries.
More than 30 years ago, Montgomery County did something rather unusual to protect what was left of its rural character: It set aside a huge piece of land for agriculture. Laws have protected the land since then, but some worry they are also hindering other needs, like housing.
Each April, the Helen Hayes Awards recognize excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington area. But next Saturday, the Washington theater community is presenting an entirely different kind of award – not to an outstanding professional on the stage – but to an outstanding person… in the audience.
Among all the talk about what's wrong with D.C. Public Schools, the organization Teach for America asked some of the program's local alums for ideas to solve some of the challenges in city schools. They presented their ideas at the first D.C. Region Innovation Pilot Pitch Showcase in May.
The D.C. area is bracing for another mini-heat wave this week, with temperatures expected to top out in the mid-90s today and tomorrow. A heat advisory goes into effect at noon today, and is expected to last through 8 p.m. Thursday.
A freshman at Wootton High School in Rockville came home after a particularly tough training session in May complaining of pain in his muscles. At the time, he and his parents never imagined it would lead to countless hours in the hospital.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and actor Jeff Bridges launched a summer nutrition program June 7 that could keep hunger at bay for more than 200,000 teens and children across the Commonwealth.
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