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Monday, June 11, 2012

Analysis: Virginia GOP Moves To Take Back Seats On The Hill

George Allen emerges as Republican front-runner for U.S. Senate,  Connolly seeks to maintain his seat and lawmakers await SCOTUS health care ruling.

Protesters Rally Against Pepco Rate Hikes

Protesters are taking one last stand against proposed Pepco rate hikes in downtown D.C. today with a mock funeral outside the Public Service Commission's offices. 

Driver In Office Building Crash Charged With Arson

The driver who allegedly crashed an SUV into a downtown D.C. office building has been charged with arson and other counts.

U Street Construction Begins Today, Blocking Lanes And Parking

A street improvement project along U Street NW is expected to tie up traffic and parking along the popular corridor for the better part of a year. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

McDonnell Gives Thanks To UVA President

Gov. Bob McDonnell is expressing his gratitude toward University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, who announced her resignation Sunday.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 11

Children of Paradise, stuffed animal art, and Battles.

Moran Focuses On Issues For Tuesday's Primary

Democratic incumbent Jim Moran is trying to fight back a challenge in Virginia's primary on Tuesday against progressive Democrat Bruce Shuttleworth.

UVA President Teresa Sullivan Steps Down

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is leaving her position, effective Aug. 15.

Former First Ladies Honored At Archives

The National Archives is honoring two former first ladies on their 100th birthdays.

Construction Plans Set To Improve U Street

Washington's popular U Street will soon become a construction zone.

D.C. Students Learn Value Of Composting

Some students say a new composting program at D.C. schools is helping transform yesterday's trash into a greener future.

Alexandria Primary Election Heats Up

This Tuesday, voters will be busy with primaries for the United States House and Senate, but one election in Alexandria may be the hottest race on the ballot.

Fatalities Rise On Coastal Highway

Ocean City police are warning pedestrians about the dangers of crossing Coastal Highway.

Coal Ash Provision Stalls Transportation Bill

The transportation bill is vital for projects throughout the region, but it's been held up on Capitol Hill because of the Republican's coal ash provision.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Conservationists Use Recorded Bird Calls To Attract Other Birds

Conservationists in Maryland hope to attract endangered birds back to the eroding Skimmer Island with recorded bird calls.