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Monday, October 8, 2012

Former DCPS Chancellor Rhee: Pace Of Reform Has Changed

former DCPS chancellor michelle rhee

Michelle Rhee was a controversial figure when she was chancellor of the DCPS years ago. Now, she reflects on her former public perception and compares the changes she made with those being made now.

Alexandria Mayoral Candidates Spar On Eminent Domain

Development on the Alexandria Waterfront is one of the hot-button issues in the race for mayor, and the use of eminent domain has proved to be a sticky issue between the two candidates.

Judge Places Kwame Brown Under Curfew

former d.c. council member kwame brown

A federal judge has slapped addition restrictions on former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown after he failed to make several weekly calls with pre-trial services.

RGIII Suffers Concussion, But Says He 'Will Play Next Week'

After suffering a concussion in Sunday's game, Washington's RGIII says he "will play next week" against the Minnesota Vikings.

Nationals Beat St. Louis Cardinals In Game One

The Washington Nationals scored a come-from-behind victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a long-awaited playoff appearance last night. Game two of the five-game series is this afternoon. 

Fatal Road Accidents Increase During Deer Season

Drivers and motorcyclists are warned to be cautious of the high population of deer during this time of year.

Anti-Muslim Ads Go Up In Four Metro Stations

Metro will have to post a series of advertisements depicting radical Muslims as savages by 5 p.m. today, according to a federal judge's ruling.

Repairs To Prince George's Government Building Won't Cost Taxpayers

Prince George's County taxpayers won't have to foot the bill for repairs to the county administration building, which was damaged by heavy rains during Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 8

Masterpiece furniture, bed sheets and paintings, and going meta at the American Art Museum.

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.