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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Virginia Officials To Redo Sick-Leave Policy

Virginia's plans to overhaul its sick-leave policy may affect the way some state employees use their paid personal days off.

Fairfax County Firefighter Found Dead

Authorities are investigating the death of a Fairfax County firefighter who was found dead in his firehouse Saturday.

Hundreds Rally For Iranian Opposition

Iranian Americans are seeking U.S. support, and asking the Obama administration to remove an opposition group formerly associated with Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime off the terrorist list.

Runners Go Three-Days Strong For Cancer

Participants in the National Race to End Women's Cancer are running in a three-day relay marathon to raise awareness on cancers unique to women.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feedback Wanted For Countywide Bus System

Montgomery County planning developers are seeking feedback from residents on a new bus system that would run along 150 miles of local roads, and include some of the busiest stretches of pavement.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 24

Arms and the Man, a married couple and a man and Star Slinger.

New Virginia Law Offers Utility Assistance

A new Virginia law could give some residents an extended grace period to pay their utilities bills.

Group Completes Homeless Survey In Arlington

The group 100 Homes Arlington completed a survey of homeless Arlington residents, identifying those most in need of free county housing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maryland Teacher Cleared Of Choking Charges

The Montgomery County teacher accused of assaulting her students has been acquitted on all seven charges of second-degree assault.

Public Weighs In On UMD-UMB Merger

A proposal has been made to merge the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the public gets its chance to weigh in Friday.

Arlington Company Taps Social Media For Sustainability

energy meter

Most people don't give much thought to their energy use, but what if a Facebook app showed how you fared compared to your neighbors?

Edwards Not On Board With Maryland Redistricting

Legal challenges are on the way for Maryland's new Congressional district map, but one of its biggest opponents doesn't plan on getting involved.

Trade Agreements Help Maryland Poultry

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Maryland and Delaware poultry farmers are expected to see a spike in revenue from their supply of unwanted chicken parts.

Bikeshare Hikes Prices For Casual Riders

Bicycle commuters aren't immune from increased travel costs, as Capital Bikeshare has opted to raise the prices and hourly rates for short-term memberships.

New Apartments Provide Greener Living

Officials are unveiling a $33 million newly renovated building - a complex they say will introduce a greener life to its residents.

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