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Friday, January 6, 2012

D.C. Playwright Shines The Spotlight On Married Sex

A local playwright takes her struggles with intimacy to the stage in a new comedy called Married Sex.

Environmentalists And Fishermen Team Up To Save Oysters

We go inside a new program designed to replenish oysters stocks in the Chesapeake Bay by teaching fishermen to farm.

Microbes May Come To The Rescue Of Endangered Frogs

A local researcher discovers a potential breakthrough in the global scramble to save endangered frogs.

From A To B: The Road To Political Gridlock In Va.?

As Virginia's legislative session gets under way, political divides may mean gridlock for lawmakers on the issue of transportation.

'Seize The Days' Project Documents A Life With Cancer

A local oncologist is launching an audio recording project to help cancer patients document how they've changed their post-diagnosis lives.

Laurel Mall Retailers Brace For Big Changes

As developers prepare to demolish Maryland's decades-old Laurel Mall, the retailers who call the space home are bracing for big changes.

This Week On Metro Connection: Taking Stock

We pause to reflect on the year ahead and talk with Washingtonians about what they want from 2012.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mansion To Replace President's Residence At UMD

A new mansion is replacing the president's residence at the University of Maryland College Park.

McDonnell Seeks $37M For Job Creation

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to add another $37 million to job creation initiatives. 

Possible Harry Thomas Jr. Plea Makes For Distracting Day At Council

D.C. Council members got started on their 2012 legislative agenda Wednesday, but observers were far more interested in who wasn't in attendance: Harry Thomas Jr., the council member said to be close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors. 

Jobless Rates In NoVa Lowest In Commonwealth

Residents of Northern Virginia should count themselves lucky, with jobless rates well below the national average, and even other areas of the commonwealth.

Occupy Protesters Resisting Rats, Cold, Eviction

Occupy protesters in D.C. have faced harsh challenges in recent days, with sanitation concerns closing down the kitchen at McPherson Square, and a lawsuit filed to prevent the seizure of their tents by park police.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dog Lost For Four Years Finds Home

A dog that went missing from his Maryland home four years ago was find near Annapolis last week, and reunited with his family.

Renovations Done At Three Montgomery County Schools

Three Montgomery County elementary schools opened after extensive renovations this week, but class sizes are likely to continue to grow unless more funding is secured from the state.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012