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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Virginia Sponsors Study On Periodontal Disease

The Virginia state legislature's sponsored study to determine the consequences of untreated dental disease is underway.

National Aquarium Seeks Help Naming Baby Sloth

The Baltimore National Aquarium's new baby sloth is 2 months old and ready to be named.

NFL Fines Redskins $20,000 For Injury Reports

The NFL fined the Washington Redskins $20,000 for violating league procedures on reporting injuries.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Presidential Campaigns Ramp Up Volunteer Recruiting

As the Presidential campaigns enter their final weeks, the organizations on both sides are trying to find more and more volunteers to get out the vote and tip the scales going into Nov. 6.

Gay Marriage Proponents, Detractors Both Call For Gallaudet Officer's Reinstatement

Both conservative groups and proponents of gay marriage support the reinstatement of a Gallaudet diversity officer suspended after signing a petition to put gay marriage on the Maryland ballot.

Contractor For Virginia GOP Charged For Destroying Voter Registrations

A contractor working for the Virginia Republican Party is facing 13 felony and misdemeanor counts for allegedly destroying registration forms of voters who weren't Republican.

Voter ID Requirements

Virginia state law now requires registered voters to present an approved ID to cast a regular ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

Polling Places and Times

Voters are encouraged to check their voting locations before heading to the polls.

Frequently Asked Questions For Voters In D.C., Maryland, And Virginia

Frequently asked questions for Nov. 6, 2012 voters in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

Virginia Executive Sentenced For Domestic Bribery

A former Virginia executive has been sentenced to prison for his role in one of the largest domestic bribery schemes in federal contracting.

Harassment Complaints Spike On Capitol Hill

Allegations of harassment and discrimination went up five-fold between 2006 and 2011, according to a new report from Congress' Office of Compliance. 

Beltway Inner Loop Closes After Accident Involving Tractor Trailers

A major accident on the Inner Loop of Interstate 495 stopped traffic for more than two hours this morning and is expected to affect the rest of the morning commute.

Developers Gear Up For Big Deals In Tysons Corner

Prospective Tysons Corner real estate developers are salivating at the possibility of adding housing and office space for more than 100,000 people to the area. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alexandria Boat Club Fight Spotlights Virginia Eminent Domain Debate

Virginia voters will decide next month whether to add protections against eminent domain to the commonwealth's constitution. Nowhere are the implications more obvious than the Alexandria waterfront.

Montgomery County Cracks Down On Handicap Parking Abuse

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Montgomery County has a new tool at their disposal to enforce laws governing handicap spaces and crack down on people abusing handicap placards.