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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Third Meningitis Case Confirmed In Maryland

Maryland health officials say they have identified a third patient in the state who developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection in September.

Research Points To Benefits In Uranium Mining For Virginia County

A George Mason University study shows Pittsylvania County would benefit economically from a proposed uranium mining operation.

Fairfax County Schools' Planetarium Shut Down Indefinitely

Parents and school officials are divided over the future of a planetarium at a Fairfax County middle school.

Montgomery County Holds Town Hall For Students

Montgomery County students will have the opportunity to speak their minds at a county council meeting this week.

Record Number Of Baby Oysters Placed In Bay

The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery says it's produced a record number of baby oysters to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's depleted population.

D.C. Scholarship Helps Students Attend College Close To Home

The District is making it easier for 185 students to attend college close to home.

D.C. Church Remembers Sniper Shootings 10 Years Later

A D.C. church is marking the 10th anniversary of the D.C. area sniper shootings with a service of remembrance.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

EPA's Bay Cleanup Strategy Heads To Court

The Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is being argued about in court.

Supreme Court To Decide Virginia FOIA Case

The case of two Rhode Island residents trying to obtain government documents from the state of Virginia is now headed to the Supreme Court.

Maryland Municipal League Members Eyeing State Money

Maryland cities and towns need more roadwork and policing, and they want the state to pay for it.

Issue Of Restitution Raised In Virginia Child Sexual Abuse Law

Some question whether Virginia's prosecutors are going after sexual offenders for restitution, or if victims even know they have the right to demand it.

National Guard Memorial Museum Closes For New 9/11 Era Gallery

The National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is preparing to close for a few weeks for renovations.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Vet Of 'The Apprentice' Heads Taste Of D.C.

Taste of D.C. is run with a very entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to the event producer — native Washingtonian Steuart Martens, a veteran of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

Track Work On Orange, Red Through Columbus Day

Don't have the day off for Columbus Day? Well that's just too bad, because weekend track work on the Orange and Red lines will continue through Monday.

Virginia Holds Tax-Free Holiday On Energy Efficient Products

Virginia is offering a tax holiday for certain energy efficient products and appliances starting Oct. 5.