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Monday, September 10, 2012

Clergy, Worshippers Come Together For 9/11 Unity Walk

People of many different faiths gathered at houses of worship yesterday for the annual 9/11 Unity Walk, which celebrates diversity while remembering victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Maryland Hopes Drivers 'Get The Message' About Distracted Driving

Maryland plans to use a graphic video depicting car accident scenes to help deter cases of distracted driving. 

Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park Dodge Flooding Bullet This Time

Residents of some D.C. neighborhoods prone to flooding were bracing themselves for disaster Saturday as some major storms pushed through the region. 

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 10

All the District's a Stage.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DCPS Aims To Grow Leaders From Within

D.C. Public Schools has been working on promoting principals from within the school system, instead of hiring from the outside.

The End Of An Era At Woodlawn Stables

Federal officials are planning to widen the route of Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon and the route will run right through the existing Woodlawn Stables.

Montgomery Ride On Buses Begin New Schedules

There are several service changes that begin Sunday for Montgomery Ride On buses.

National Cathedral Marks 9/11 With Prayers

The National Cathedral has decided to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 with prayers at its regularly scheduled services that day.

NPS To Build Corridor Connecting Maryland Parks

The National Park Service is developing a 10-mile natural corridor that will connect several parks in Frederick County.

Police Rescue 19 People In Potomac River

Nineteen people have been rescued after a boat overturned in the Potomac River yesterday.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

State Department Launches Diplomatic Culinary Partnership

Some of Washington's most prominent culinary figures have been recruited for the State's Department's newest program to boost diplomacy.

Arlington Tourism Going Strong

Arlington County continues to attract more tourism dollars than any other county in the Virginia.

Funding To Treat 9/11-Related Illnesses Still Delayed

An economic component of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has taken longer than expected to get off the ground.

D.C. Area Schools Win Blue Ribbon Status

Several schools in the D.C. area have won one of education's highest honors: blue ribbon status.

Number of Bikeshare Users Continues To Grow

Capital Bikeshare has more members who use the service regularly than any other bike sharing system in the country.