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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Where To Watch The U.S. Men's World Cup Knockout Game In D.C.

The big outdoor showing of the last U.S. World Cup game in Dupont Circle won't get a repeat thanks to a lack of funding, but there are other places to watch the big knockout game againts Belgium today.

Beating The Odds: Finding Strength In Heartbreaking Loss

Having lost both his parents at a young age, 17-year-old Donavan Blagmon has learned how to stay strong and succeed without the outside support enjoyed by most other kids his age.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Assateague State Park Ranked High For Clean Water

An annual report has given Assateague State Park's beach a "superstar'" rating for water quality.

Virginia State Delegate Indicted On Sex Charges

A state delegate in Virginia's Henrico County is facing criminal charges over an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

Fort Reno Summer Concerts Back On

Organizers of the popular summer concert series met with federal entities and emerged with a compromise.

Should Maryland Move Its Primary Date?

Turnout in last week's Maryland primary was around 20 percent statewide, and even lower in Montgomery County, the state's largest jurisdiction. Would an earlier primary help?

Ready Your Wallets: Gas Prices Are On The Rise

The average price for a gallon of regular in D.C is $3.90. Nationwide, the price will average close to $3.70 a gallon this July Fourth, the highest in six years, and 17 cents more than one year ago.

Local Immigration Activists Blast Fast Track Deportation Plan

The White House is expected to call on Congress to address the country's immigration crisis by fasting the deportation of 60,000 children detained after crossing the border, prompting an outcry from local immigration activists.

Park Service To Meet With Organizers Today Over Fort Reno Concert Series

The Fort Reno concert series has been scrapped this year following new National Park Service requirements. Organizers are meeting with NPS later today to see if a compromise can be reached.

Thinking Small To Solve Environmental Problems In The Chesapeake

The Choptank River, which begins in Kent County, Delaware, is emblematic of the environmental problems facing many of the waterways in the region, and is a source of interest for scientists and environmentalists in the region.

Justin Rose Repeats At Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament

It took a sudden death playoff to get him over the hump, but Justin Rose managed to repeat as winner of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Bethesda on Sunday.

Looking To Renovate, Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Hits Stumbling Blocks

The Torpedo Factory along Alexandria's Waterfront is in need of a facelift, but leaders at the arts center have had trouble finding ways to raise funds.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ocean City's Dew Tour Runs Up Against July 4 Celebration

The high-flying extreme sports in the Dew Tour brings Ocean City jobs and a boost to the economy, but this year it may run into Independence Day celebrations.

D.C. Council Weighs Ban On Conversion Therapy For Minors

A prohibition on the controversial practice of "conversion therapy," aimed at changing someone's sexual orientation, for those under the age of 18 has been proposed in the District.

Riders Balk As Metro Fares Increase 3 Percent On Average

A slate of new fare increases across the Metro system took effect Sunday, July 29. Fares are going up 3 percent on average across the board, and as you'd expect, many riders are less than pleased with the increase.