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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Maryland Considers Smoking Ban In Kid-Laden Cars

Maryland lawmakers will take another look Monday at a bill that would ban smoking in cars with children less than 8 years old in the vehicle.

Monday, March 12, 2012

CQ Roll Call: Republicans Not Worried About Bartlett In The Primary, O'Malley And McDonnell On Different Timetables

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett faces a crowded field of challengers for Maryland's primary in three weeks.

Virginia Scholar To Write Prequel To Godfather Series

An author in Virginia has won the coveted assignment of writing the prequel for the Godfather series, but there's a last-minute twist.

UMD Student Arrested For Threatening Shooting Rampage

A 19-year-old University of Maryland student has been arrested for threatening to go on a shooting rampage on campus.

Gaithersburg Priest Placed On Leave For Intimidating Behavior

A Gaithersburg Catholic priest has been placed on leave, after he reportedly denied communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral.

Election Year May Hinder Congressional Productivity

With this year's election heating up, members of Congress say they aren't expecting to accomplish much this year.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Road Closures For St. Patrick's Day Race And Parade

A number of streets in downtown D.C. will be closed due to the St. Patrick's Day parade and 8K race.

Moran Pushes To Streamline Care For Terminally Ill Kids

Rep. Jim Moran is pushing for legislation that would make it easier to provide treatment for seriously ill children.

Fairfax Considers Additional Cuts To Libraries

Libraries across Fairfax County have had to slash hours and programs to get by over the past five years, and despite increased demand, more cuts may be on the way.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 12

Explore space and time from the comfort of your District.

Congressmen Calling For Hearing Into Tax Prep Firm

Two Virginia Congressmen are joining colleagues from other states in calling for a congressional hearing into a tax preparation firm.

Maryland Delegate Aiming To Update Car-Starting Bill

A Maryland delegate wants to update a law in order to legalize starting a car remotely.

Investigators Seeking Help On Stolen Memorabilia

Federal investigators are hoping collectors and dealers can help them find more historic documents stolen by a former presidential memorabilia collector.

NASA To Launch Rockets From Virginia

East coast sky watchers may be able to catch a glimpse of one NASA's rocket-launching experiment later this month.

Fairfax County Seeking Part-Time Help

In an effort to fill part-time positions this summer, Fairfax County will be accepting employment applications from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at the Fairfax County Park Authority.