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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Donna Edwards Discusses Women, Gay Marriage At The DNC

Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she speculates as to how the role of women and the issue of gay marriage will play in Charlotte, N.C.

DNC 2012: Democrats Get Their Turn To 'Come Together'

Democrats are descending on Charlotte, N.C. this week for the party's national convention, and talk of the economy  — and whether American are "better off" than they were four years ago — is taking center stage. 

A View From The Convention: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski speaks about her role at the Democratic National Convention, a planned program to honor women in the Senate and the Democrats' message on health care.  

Mikulski To Honor Women In The Senate At DNC

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she'll spend part of her time highlighting prominent women in politics. 

DNC 2012: Virginia Takes Prime Floor Spot, Just Like At RNC

Delegates are gearing up for the start of the Democratic National Convention tonight, and Virginia's delegation has a seat front and center on the convention floor — much like at last week's RNC.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Alexandria's Old Town Theater To Stay A Theater

Alexandria's Old Town Theater, which was set to be repurposed for retail shops, will actually revisit its Vaudeville roots after a renovation that will reveal some of the building's original early 20th-century features. 

Analysis: O'Malley, Kaine And The DNC

CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings talks about Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's and Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine's upcoming appearances at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. 

Warning, Gridlock Ahead: Terrible Traffic Tuesday Hitting D.C. Region

Commuters in the D.C. region should be prepared to swallow a bitter pill after the summer's relatively light traffic: the day after Labor Day, also known as Terrible Traffic Tuesday, promises to be a doozy.

More Flash Flooding In Bloomingdale During Sunday's Storms

Sunday's heavy rains caused flash floods in parts of Northwest, including flood-prone Bloomingdale. 

Study Suggests Link Between BPA And Social Habits In Mice

Researchers at the University of Virginia studied the impacts of the chemical bisphenol-A on the behavior of lab mice, and found that some social effects lasted beyond one generation.

Norfolk Gets A Step Closer To High Speed Rail

Southeastern Virginia may be all-aboard for connection to the national high speed rail network after environmental reports for new routes to Newport News and Norfolk were released last week.

Georgetown To Get More Surveillance Cameras

A Georgetown neighborhood association is facing criticism from some residents for installing additional security surveillance cameras around the neighborhood. 

Arlington Schools Not Backing Down On New Busing Rules

Some parents in Arlington County aren't looking forward to the first day of school Tuesday, as more than 1,000 Arlington students who previously took the bus have to find another way to get to school.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trust Seeks Volunteers To Work At National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is looking for volunteers that will help direct tourists and other visitors during the 2013 presidential inauguration.

Labor Day Concert On Capitol Lawn Moved To Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra will take the stage indoors tonight at its annual Labor Day concert, after U.S. Capitol Police decided to move the show to the Kennedy Center due to predicted bad weather.