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Monday, August 27, 2012

Capital Bikeshare Expands To Alexandria

Within the next couple of weeks, there will be another option for getting around Old Town Alexandria.

DCPS Students Head Back To School

D.C. public school students head back to school as Mayor Vincent Gray plans several visits to mark the occasion. 

Baltimore Restaurant Owner Dies In Bicycle Accident

Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, owner of popular Baltimore bar and restaurant Nacho Mama's, died this weekend in a bicycle accident in Ocean City, Md.

Allen And Kaine Crisscross Virginia In Senate Campaigns

As Republicans around the country head to Florida for the national convention, one GOP candidate for Senate, former Gov. George Allen, is staying in his home state to continue campaigning. His opponent, former Gov. Tim Kaine, is also appearing around the state.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 27

A Life on Stage, The King and I, and Rodriguez.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Montgomery County Introduces New Fines

In addition to speed and red light cameras, drivers will be watched by something else this school year.

Two Virginia Republicans Skip Tampa

As the Republican convention kicks off this week in Tampa, the party is convening without two Virginia Republicans.

D.C. Council Members Question Purpose Of Traffic Cameras

Skyrocketing traffic camera fines have a pair of D.C. council members asking whether the new technology is being used for safety purposes or to boost city revenue.

Virginia Seeking Help Collecting Acorns

In an effort to preserve native trees, the Virginia Department of Forestry is asking residents for help in collecting acorns and seeds.

Virginia Launches News Pesticides Website

Virginia has launched a website to assist homeowners, gardeners and others on the safe use of pesticides.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Local Artist Paints Mural At Ben's Chili Bowl

A local artist spent the weekend painting a mural on a wall at Ben's Chili Bowl.

Virginia Lawmaker Pushes For Casinos

A Virginia lawmaker is advocating for casinos to bring in more state revenue.

Deadline Looms For Virginia To Request Storm Damage Funds

The deadline for Virginia officials and state non-profit groups to request federal aid for storm damage is Sept. 13.

Montgomery County Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Teen Violence

As a new school year approaches, Montgomery County officials are stepping up efforts to prevent teen dating violence.

Obama Campaign Scheduled To Visit Virginia

Obama is scheduled to campaign in battleground Virginia this week.